CYtation and Woodin CYtation Awards

Professional and Scientific Council CYtation Award

Iowa State University is a great institution because absolutely wonderful people come here to work and to make a real commitment to excellence. This process is designed to recognize individual staff members, particularly those people who might not otherwise receive recognition for outstanding work. Iowa State University recognizes that sometimes an individual does something above and beyond the call of duty, does something extraordinarily well, and acts in such a way as to make a very real difference in the institution.

For this reason, the Professional and Scientific Council is calling for nominations of P&S candidates for the "P&S CYtation Award."

CYtation Award Criteria

The person must be a P&S employee (on- or off-campus). The person must be nominated for performing above and beyond the call of duty, doing something extraordinarily well, and acting in such a way as to make a very real difference in the institution. The nomination needs to be for work done within the past two years (from date of submission). Note: This is an individual award, not intended as a group award.

**Multiple CYtation Awards given annually**

What happens if a candidate wins a CYtation Award?

The nominator and awardee will be notified of the award prior to the Professional and Scientific Council Awards Ceremony. The Iowa State University provost, or designee, will present the awardee with a certificate of recognition at the Professional and Scientific Council Awards Ceremony, which takes place annually (typically February or March). Additional announcements may appear in Inside Iowa State, the Professional and Scientific Council newsletter, or other Iowa State publications. Twelve to sixteen awards will be given annually.

Nomination Due Dates

Must be received by 11:59 pm, December 1

Nomination Forms: 

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Professional and Scientific Council Woodin CYtation Award

In addition to the CYtation award, the Woodin CYtation award is available for qualified individuals. This award will be selected from the CYtation Award nominations. The criteria listed below must be addressed in the nomination to be considered for this award. 

Dan Woodin was an information systems leader at Iowa State University and a long time P&S employee of 36 years. Dan served as Professional and Scientific Council president an unprecedented four terms. He was also an Ames school board member who was known for his upbeat attitude. Dan believed in action and doing what needed to be done and not just sitting on the sidelines. He made a difference and lived by the following statement: “live in today, taking advantage of daily opportunities that will come your way, and live each day with integrity.”   

Dan passed away September 2013 after over a year-long battle with cancer. The Professional and Scientific Council would like to recognize his legacy here at Iowa State University and therefore is calling for nominations of P&S candidates for the "Woodin CYtation Award."

Woodin CYtation Award Criteria

The individual must be a P&S Employee and must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates exemplary service to Professional and Scientific Council or P&S Employees.

  • Demonstrates willingness to go above and beyond.

  • Displays a great attitude, a true compassion for others, and treats everyone with respect.

  • Demonstrates leadership, innovation, and initiative

**One Woodin CYtation Awards given annually**

What happens if a candidate is selected to receive a Woodin CYtation award?

The nominator and awardee will be notified of the award prior to the Professional and Scientific Council Awards Ceremony. The Iowa State University provost, or designee, will present the awardee with a certificate of recognition at the Professional and Scientific Council Awards Ceremony, which takes place annually (typically February or March). Additional announcements may appear in Inside Iowa State, the Professional and Scientific Council newsletter, or other Iowa State publications. One award will be given annually.

Who can submit nominations for the P&S CYtation and Woodin CYtation awards?

Nominations can be submitted by an individual, program, or unit. Any employee of Iowa State University can nominate a P&S employee for a CYtation award.

Nomination Due Dates

Must be received by 11:59 pm, December 1

Nomination Forms

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Nominations begin: September 13, 2021

Nomination Forms

Nomination Due Date: December 1, 2021

Questions? Contact the Professional and Scientific Council Awards Committee: pands-a@iastate.edu

View past Professional & Scientific Council CYtation Award Winners