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The Key Contributor Award honors an engineering staff employee with 10 or more years of continuous service as a staff member within Texas A&M Engineering (TEES or college non-faculty position). This employee significantly supports the engineering program with recognizable contributions over a sustained period of time.

Award Criteria

  • Must be a full-time budgeted employee with 10 or more years of continuous service as a staff member within Texas A&M Engineering (TEES or college non-faculty position). Graduate student employees and student worker employees are not eligible for this award.
  • Must have a current performance evaluation on file with a rating of "Meets Expectations" or higher.
  • Must have completed required trainings as of March 1.
  • Has not received any disciplinary action in the past two years.
  • Recipients who receive any individual staff award will not be eligible for another nomination for another four years.


  • The award recipient receives an award plaque.
  • The award recipient receives a $2,500 check.
  • The number of recipients is one.

Nomination Questions

The nominator will be required to answer the following questions about the nominee during the online award submission.

  1. Assume that you are introducing this person to a group of coworkers, what characteristics would you want to include that describe your nominee?
  2. Give examples of long-term, sustainable contributions this individual has made within their work unit/Engineering Program and include the associated significant impact that resulted.
  3. Describe efforts made towards more efficient or productive operations within engineering that have improved service quality to students, staff, faculty, or external customers.
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