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Award Badge

Congratulations to our 2020 Winners!

Just because we are not able to celebrate this year's winners in person at our traditional awards ceremony doesn't mean we don't have a lot to celebrate. This year, Northern's exceptional employees achieved excellence, innovation, teamwork and service in a variety of notable ways. Join us in recognizing our special group of 2020 award recipients. 

Make a Nomination Today

Do you know someone who carries out our core values to provide excellent service to students, co-workers, and our community? Is there an outstanding team who carries out NMU initiatives, programs, and projects through the consideration of NMU's strategic outcomes, mission and core values? Do you think there's an individual or team who demonstrates our Innovation value through risk taking, problem solving, creativity and/or discovery?

Nominate that individual or team for an award!


Other Ways to Recognize NMU Employees

Employee Recognition

We strive to stimulate a culture of appreciation and foster a spirit of community. Every day is an opportunity for colleagues, co-workers and managers/supervisors to recognize employees for their contributions and service to the university.

Recognition can serve to energize and revitalize an employee and contributes to creating a more productive, motivated, and engaged employee.

Wildcat statue at night

"Kathy actively engages with people as she is helping them. Her genuine warmth makes it easy to approach her."

Snapshot of Excellence

Staff Awards Program

Human Resources coordinates the annual staff awards program at NMU. The three categories of awards given annually include:

  • Excellence in Service Award
  • Distinguished Team Award
  • Innovation Award