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STAR Award Program


Do you know a campus employee who “shines” at work?

The STAR Award recognizes, affirms and supports examples of outstanding quality service by any faculty or staff member within the university community. Exceptional quality service is something Binghamton University is proud of -- and we hope to continue that momentum and continually improve!

The STAR award is given to the person as a “surprise” to them, with most of the STAR team participating.The employee’s work group and supervisor are typically invited to attend the brief ceremony.A member of the STAR team recites the reasons for the nomination, along with highlights from supporting letters.The winner is then honored with a letter from the University President, a STAR coffee mug, a check for $50, a gold STAR pin.The STAR winners are often featured in the BU Inside as well.

Anyone can be nominated (including employees of Sodexo, Barnes & Noble, M&T Bank, etc.) … and anyone can make a nomination. The nomination should provide sufficient information for the STAR committee to gain a clear idea of the exemplary work by the nominee. Often successful nominations include additional letters of support from colleagues, supervisors or customers.

The STAR committee continually accepts nominations, so there are no deadlines. Generally, the committee meets each month to review nominations and if a nomination is selected for an award, the nominator will be called to discuss when and where to acknowledge the STAR winner.

We encourage nominations because we know there are many deserving people out there doing excellent work every day on our campus.

STAR Nomination Form (available in Word or PDF on our Forms page)

Current STAR Award Committee:

Sue Crane, Parking Services

Sheila Doyle, Division of Advancement, Binghamton University Foundation

Robyn Henderson, Career Development Center

Paul Parker, Research Administrative Services

Joe Schultz, Human Resources

If you have questions concerning the STAR Program, feel free to contact:

Joe Schultz, Sue Crane or Paul Parker


Last Updated: 3/23/18