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APSAC accepting nominations for Excellence Award

The Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee is now accepting nominations for the annual APSAC Excellence Award, which recognizes A/P staff members who consistently perform at an outstanding level.
Nominations are being accepted for the award through April 3. The award is sponsored by the Office of the Treasurer.

The award will recognize a full-time administrative or professional staff member from the West Lafayette campus who demonstrates excellence by:

  • Showing initiative.
  • Leading by example.
  • Showing exemplary customer service.
  • Acting as a University ambassador.
  • Being a high performer.

The winner of the award will receive a plaque and $1,500 (subject to tax withholdings). Current APSAC members cannot be nominated. Any member of the University community can make a nomination.

To nominate someone, go to https://engineering.purdue.edu/apsaccoe/staffaward. Nominations must include a statement that outlines how the nominee meets the areas of excellence listed above. Two letters of support from any faculty, staff or student also are required.

Details of nomination requirements are explained at the website, which requires a career account to access. The 2014 Excellence Award winner was Carolyn Percifield, director of strategic planning and assessment in the College of Engineering.

For more information, contact Mark Kepler at 219-223-3397 or mkepler@purdue.edu or Carrie Hanson at 49-47397 or carrie@purdue.edu.

Hadley presentation to share military family's perspectives of work, family, leadership

The 2015 Richard A. Hadley APSAC Professional Development Series on March 31 will involve a married couple discussing their perspectives on working and family life in the context of the military. A live stream of the presentation will be available.

Army Capt. Matt Pratt and Lisa Pratt will lead the presentation, which will take place at 2-4 p.m. in Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. The presentation is titled "Leaving a Legacy: Perspectives on Work, Family and Leadership from a Military Family."

Those interested in attending must register in advance here. The presentation will be streamed live here. It is being presented by the Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee, and all A/P staff are eligible to attend.

Matt Pratt, who has served in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, and Mosul, Iraq, is enrolled in the Master of Human Resource Management graduate program in Krannert School of Management. When he receives his degree, he will return to West Point, his alma mater, to serve as an instructor. Pratt was commissioned as an Army officer from West Point in 2006.

Lisa Pratt, who has a bachelor's degree in visual and performing arts from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is a contemporary Christian and country music vocal artist. She has performed at several notable military functions and on the televised competition "Operation Rising Star."

APSAC Leadership

Chair: Andrea Thomas 
Vice Chair: Christopher Munt
Membership & Communication Committee Chair:Tyson McFall
Compensation & Benefits Committee Chair: Mark Kepler
Professional Development Committee Chair: Amy Childress

APSAC's members represent all areas of the University. We carry views and concerns from A/P staff to the administration and relevant committees, and we help the administration disseminate information.