Each year the A. Jane Morton Award honoree is selected from a group of nominated active full-time exempt and non-exempt staff personnel who have been university employees for at least five years. The award recognizes a continual demonstration of outstanding efforts of one person to all segments of the university community. A. Jane Morton was employed by the Office of Academic Research and Sponsored Programs (now the Sponsored Programs Office) and demonstrated outstanding service to all segments of the university during her 25 years of service. Jane was more than dedicated to her job responsibilities and had extensive knowledge of virtually all the academic disciplines on campus. Besides being a mother of two, she was active in numerous Ball State organizations. Jane developed a format for an in-service training program for new employees; helped revise the Secretarial Procedures Handbook; was concerned with salary and employee benefits of staff personnel; was involved in church activities; and, also volunteered many hours to WIPB and Ball Hospital. Her legacy to Ball State University is an award that annually recognizes one staff employee for best emulating her expectations of excellence through service. Previous award recipients include: 2010 Dina Byrnes, Emens Auditorium 2009 Phyllis Dornberger, Dept. of Elementary Education 2008 Danny Taylor, University Libraries 2007 Theresa Best, Dept. of Information Systems and Operations Management 2006 Sharon Hillman, English Department 2005 Adrian Adams, Chemistry Department 2004 Sylvia Ewert, Accounting Department 2003 Helen Stephenson, Leadership & Service Learning 2002 Virginia Hall-Moore, School of Physical Education 2001 Donna Rae Garrett, Counseling & Psychological Services 2000 Judy Motley, School of Physical Education 1999 Carolyn Sue Conaway, Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts 1998 Marsha Weaver, Architecture Department 1997 Deborah Governor, School of Continuing Education 1996 Lu Whitehair, Urban Planning 1995 Kimberly Hiatt, Anthropology Department 1994 Glenda Johnson, Office of Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs 1993 Beulah Miller, Payroll and Employee Benefits 1992 Harriet Kruger, English Department 1991 Debbie Bear, Accounting Office 1990 Lois Keller, Accounting Office 1989 Allen Winters, Biology Department 1988 Sylvia Powers, University Libraries 1987 Helen Ayres, University Libraries 1986 Brenda Ayers, Academic Research and Sponsored Programs 1985 Elaine Tripi, Office of Vice President for Student Affairs 1984 Ethel Evans, LaFollette Dining Services 1983 Betty Payne, Mathematical Sciences Department 1982 Janet Arnold, Office of Vice President for Business Affairs 1981 Doris Edwards, Career Services 1980 Marge Jones, Graduate School A wooden plaque with these names is permanently displayed in the Sponsored Programs Office. The A. Jane Morton Award honoree also receives a framed and engraved print entitled "Between the Buildings...is the Life" and a monetary award of $1000. All nominees receive a complimentary ticket for the Staff Recognition and Retirement Award Program in the spring where they each receive a book of their nomination and support letters. Any university employee (co-worker, supervisor, faculty, retiree, etc.) may nominate an eligible staff member for this prestigious award. Each nomination requires the completion of a nomination form, letters of recommendation from the nominee's supervisor, and supporting letters from up to five other people. Your nomination materials should be sent directly to the A. Jane Morton Committee.
2013 A. Jane Morton Nomination Form
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