Make a Difference Award nominations due

Contact: Cara Barnes
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Make a Difference Award winner Jessica Parker with President Dunn

KALAMAZOO—Nominations for the fall round of Western Michigan University's semiannual Make a Difference awards are due by Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Make a Difference is a campuswide peer-to-peer program that recognizes staff members for their accomplishments and daily investments of energy and creativity. It features semiannual and annual awards presented to employees who provide exceptional service to the University.

Every fall and spring, semiannual awards are presented to a maximum of 15 people. Those selected for the accolade receive a $300 pre-tax prize and certificate, are recognized at a special reception, and may be nominated for one of four annual Make a Difference awards that carry a $1200 pre-tax prize.

Employees may receive the semiannual award more than once, but are limited to one such award per academic year. The annual award, which may only be received once, is given to each year's four most outstanding semiannual award winners.

Nominations for Make a Difference awards are accepted for individuals from the following employee groups:

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
  • Michigan State Employees Association
  • Police Officers Association
  • Staff Compensation System

Nomination instructions and forms are available year round at