The Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development (OELD) Award is given annually to a supervisor or manager who facilitates the participation of staff members in learning activities as fully as possible. An eligible supervisor might encourage employees to attend classes and programs that are relevant to the employees’ professional development, and the University wants to recognize supervisors who support a more engaged, productive workforce.

Nominations for the 2019 OELD Award are now closed.
Thank you to all who submitted nominations.

The Office of Human Resources invites nominations of a manager or supervisor who supports employees’ learning and development. Any University employee may nominate a manager or supervisor, and people who were nominated in previous years are eligible to be nominated again.

The award was created by the Chancellor’s Task Force for a Better Workplace in 2004 and is open to SHRA and EHRA managers who have had at least one year of continuous University service. The award is presented to one manager at the annual meeting of the University Managers Association on May 15, 2019, and includes 24 hours of paid time off, automatic nomination for a Chancellor’s Award in the category of Human Relations, and a plaque.

Recent past recipients were Aisha Pridgen from the Office of Student Conduct in 2018, Bob Collicito from the Department of Radiology in 2017, Jerry Guerrier from Facilities Planning & Design in 2016, and Lachonya Williams from CAS in 2015.

Nominations for the OELD award (online nomination form) are now closed.


For questions or comments, contact Organization & Professional Development in the Office of Human Resources at 919-962-2550 or email Rochelle Serrano-Stojnic at

Nomination Form

Nomination Instructions:

The OELD Award was created to recognize a supervisor’s outstanding support and encouragement of employee learning and development. The award will be presented May 15, 2019.

  1. Complete the nomination form and submit it to Campus Box #1045 by April 2, 2019.
  2. Attach a description of how this supervisor has directly encouraged and supported his/her employees’ learning and development in the workplace.
  3. If multiple employees wish to nominate the same supervisor, please complete one nomination form and have each employee attach his/her own description of how this supervisor has directly encouraged and supported their learning and development in the workplace.
  4. All submissions will be reviewed by the OELD Award Committee.

Submit form and descriptions to:

Organization & Professional Development
CB #1045
Phone: 919-962-9685
Fax: 919-962-2656