Celebrating Excellence: UMKC Faculty and Staff Awards

2010 Recipient

Nancy Bahner

Nancy Bahner
Administrative Associate II
School of Pharmacy

Nancy “views her work responsibilities and interactions with others through the lens of the impact on the students we serve.”

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Chancellor’s Education First Staff Award

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Title: Chancellor’s Education First Staff Award

Established: Revised 2009

Description: This award will recognize a UMKC Staff member who has made significant contributions to higher education through exceptional service.

Purpose: To recognize a UMKC Staff member who has made significant contributions to higher education by supporting and/or promoting student learning.

Eligibility: Staff Awards are for full-time UMKC employees who represent the UMKC values. UMKC Staff Council Governing Board Members are not eligible for this award.

Nature of Award: One $1500 stipend award + commemorative wall plaque issued annually.

  • Amount: $1500
  • Funding Source: Chancellor’s Office
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Terms of Award: One-time, lump-sum, non-renewable award payable to recipient as a taxable stipend. Previous award recipients ineligible for repeat awards.

Qualifying Criteria:
Recipients of this award consistently demonstrate three or more of the following qualities within the entire scope of their work performance:

  • Recognizes and incorporates students are integral to everything we do
  • Reinforces classroom lessons by demonstrating real-life application as exemplar examples.
  • Promotes and fosters scholarship in all its forms
  • Promotes and fosters research and sharing of knowledge
  • Encourages students to identify and reach their true potential
  • Is committed to lifelong learning

Nomination Process: Candidates are nominated by faculty, staff and students from UMKC. The form can be found on the Staff Council Web site:
Send nominations to:

Deadline for Submission of Nominations Materials: November 1 annually.

Selection Process: Staff Council Awards Committee will meet at least once annually to reviews all nominations and selects most qualified recipient based upon the qualifying criteria identified above.

Award Date: Award will be presented prior to April 30.

Recognition: Recipient will be recognized on the UMKC Awards Web site, and presented with award check and commemorative plaque at appropriate UMKC awards event.