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Nominate a staff member for the Robin Kramer Volunteer Award

The Office of the President invites the campus community to nominate a Case Western Reserve University staff member for the Robin Kramer Volunteer Award. This annual award honors one staff member whose outstanding contributions to the campus community have a transformational effect on university colleagues, students or visitors.

Nominations may come from any university student, staff member or faculty member (self-nominations are not accepted). The Staff Advisory Council Staff Recognition Committee will receive and review nomination materials and select an outstanding candidate. This information will be provided to the Office of the President. The honoree will receive a $500 cash award and will be recognized at the Staff Service Awards Luncheon in June.

Submit a nomination for the Robin Kramer Volunteer Award. Nominations are due by March 3.

Questions can be directed to the co-chairs of the Staff Recognition Committee, Paul Keeley at pek@case.edu or Teresa Underwood at txm333@case.edu.

About the award

Case Western Reserve University created the Robin Kramer Volunteer Award (first presented in 2014) in honor of Robin Kramer, a university employee whose qualities and commitment to volunteerism set a standard for distinguished service.

Kramer (Aug. 5, 1955–Nov. 1, 2013) was known for her passion for serving the university and its employees. Kramer was a friendly and familiar face of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and loved to welcome new members at the SAC New Member Orientation. She also co-chaired the Elections and Staff Recognition Committees. Her family, friends and co‐workers remember her for her infectious smile, contagious laugh, concern, loyalty and the support she demonstrated to the university community. Kramer’s enthusiasm and energy were evident in everything she did.

Criteria for nomination

  • Nominee must be a permanent, non-faculty staff member with a minimum of five years of university service.
  • Nominee must exhibit qualities consistent with university values, including academic excellence and impact, inclusiveness and diversity, integrity and transparency, and effective stewardship.
  • Nominee must be actively involved in volunteer work and have a passion for service to the university community.
  • Nominee must not be a previous recipient of the award.

Should a nominee be a current member of the Staff Recognition Committee, they will recuse themselves from the selection process.

Make a nomination.