Nominate staff members for the Robin Kramer Volunteer Award

The Robin Kramer Volunteer Award honors one non-faculty staff member whose outstanding contributions to the campus community through volunteer work have a transformational effect on university colleagues, students or visitors.

Nominations may come from any university student or staff 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. Should a nominee be a current member of the Staff Recognition Committee, they will recuse themselves from the selection process.

The honoree(s) will receive a $500 cash award and be recognized at the Staff Service Awards Luncheon in June.

Nominees must:

  • Be a permanent, non-faculty staff member with a minimum of five years of university service;
  • Exhibit qualities consistent with our university values, including academic excellence and impact, inclusiveness and diversity, integrity and transparency, and effective stewardship;
  • Seek to create a powerful learning environment that has a significant impact on all who teach, learn, discover and work here so they are prepared and engaged to serve society;
  • Be actively involved in volunteer work and have a passion for service to the university community; and
  • Not be a previous recipient of the award.

Nominations are due by April 26 through an online form.

Questions can be directed to the co-chairs of the Staff Recognition Committee, Elise Geither at elise.geither@case.edu or Jean Seneff at jean@case.edu.

About the award

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

Kramer (Aug. 5, 1955, to Nov. 1, 2013) was known for her passion for serving the university and its employees. She was a friendly and familiar face of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and loved to welcome new members at the SAC New Member Orientation. Kramer 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.