Nominations sought for Candace Johnson staff excellence award

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The University of Michigan is accepting nominations for the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence, which honors staff members whose commitment to excellence, teamwork and a supportive environment make the university a great place to work.

“We are grateful for the many ways in which staff members throughout the university contribute to the success of our students, faculty and patients,” Provost Laurie McCauley said. “I am pleased that we can recognize their commitment to excellence and honor Candy Johnson’s legacy with an award that bears her name.”

All regular staff members on the Ann Arbor campus are eligible and may be nominated by colleagues or supervisors or a combination of the two. The recipient will receive $1,000 and a certificate presented by the Office of the Provost. Nominations are due Oct. 28.

Johnson was a longtime staff member in the Provost’s Office. When she died in 2004, the Provost’s Office chose to honor her contributions to U-M by establishing an award in her memory.

Johnson was dedicated to U-M and the people who support its mission. She strove for excellence and inspired others to do the same. She recognized the gifts and talents of her office colleagues and was continually supportive of them.

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