Celebrating Excellence: UMKC Faculty and Staff Awards

2010 Recipient

Adela FlemingAdela Fleming
Manager of Student Services
School of Law

Adela's “ title poorly describes the role she plays championing each student and pulling the Law School together as a community in countless ways…. She makes UMKC a better place to work.”

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Chancellor's True Unsung Hero Staff Award

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Description: This award recognizes and believes that outstanding contributions by our Staff should be recognized and celebrated.

Purpose: To recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions by our Staff

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

Nature of Award: One $1500 stipend award plus 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:

  • Recognizes that students are integral to everything we do
  • Knows that their success feeds into the success of others
  • Sets an example of leadership, commitment and a strong work ethic
  • Strives to make UMKC a better place to work so that others will want to experience our campus life as a staff member or a student
  • Gives themselves in an effort to improve our student’s life on campus on a daily basis
  • Is committed to our community, our students’ welfare and UMKC’s future

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.