Attend the 2024 Fulton Difference Awards and Recognition event, March 15

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Join Dean Kyle Squires as we celebrate Fulton Schools staff — highlighting those reaching years of service milestones, retirees and Sun Award recipients — and present the Fulton Difference Awards! We’ll end the celebration with a spectacular raffle drawing that includes several donations from around the state.

This event is open to all benefits-eligible Fulton Schools staff. Staff who are 100% remote can attend via Zoom.

2024 Fulton Difference Awards and Recognition
Friday, March 15, 2024
Noon–2 p.m.
The Westin Tempe 11 E 7th St Tempe, AZ 85281
Register to attend by Friday, March 1, 2024

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Cross at [email protected]

The 2024 Fulton Difference Awards will consider staff achievements and contributions made between Wednesday, March 1, 2023, and Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Nominations for the 2024 awards will close Monday, Feb. 1, 2024, at 11 p.m. MST.

Nominating your peers is easy! Go to the nomination SharePoint site, and log in with your ASURITE user ID and password. Review the prompts to include in your nomination, as well as the rubric the committee will use for evaluation. Select an award category and then follow the prompts to submit your nomination. 

Submit your nomination today!

2024 Fulton Difference Awards

Rookie of the Year Award

The Rookie of the Year recognizes a new Fulton Schools employee who brings outstanding enthusiasm, energy and bold thinking in the first two years of joining the Fulton Schools. They demonstrate initiative by being self-motivated to cultivate excellence within the college.

Innovation Award

The recipient of the Innovation Award will be recognized for solving a problem with creativity and bold thinking, demonstrated by the implementation of novel or incremental but significant, tangible change in revising a process or establishing a new approach that enhances and advances the Fulton Schools with its demonstrated impact. 

Level Up Award

The recipient of the Level Up Award will be recognized for attaining a high personal accomplishment within the last year that improves the employee professionally, enabling them to attain or hone a skill or experience useful to their position. Examples may be completing an academic degree, presenting at a conference, taking a leadership role in a university-wide or external organization, or organizing a volunteer effort on behalf of the Fulton Schools. 

Leadership Award

The recipient of the Leadership Award will be recognized for inspiring others and fostering community while building a foundation for all to be successful while serving as “a champion for staff.” This recipient encourages bold thinking and effectively manages staff, a service, system or work to the benefit of others and/or the college.

Excellence in Service Award

The recipient of this award increases productivity within the Fulton Schools and ASU by providing excellent customer service and satisfaction, exceeding expectations and implementing creative solutions to resolve conflict or challenges. They contribute to the success of the Fulton Schools by demonstrating superior efficiency and productivity.

Teamwork Award

The team recognized with the Teamwork Award demonstrates outstanding teamwork through effective relationships and collaborations to achieve a goal or solve a common problem. This award recognizes high-performing teams of two to 10 members who model communication, trust, cooperation and respect for differences to overcome challenges. The team has demonstrated approaching a problem with bold thinking to deliver an innovative solution.

Inclusion Award

The Inclusion Award recognizes those who demonstrate commitment to creating and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment that aligns with the goals of the Fulton Schools Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan and the ASU Charter. Examples include creating a new initiative or experience that advances inclusion at a unit, school or college level; creating partnerships with community organizations that are committed to diversity and inclusion; and/or conducting research that impacts the academic field of diversity and inclusion that extends the beyond expected duties and responsibilities of their current position.

Living the Values Award

This award is for a person who is living the Fulton Schools values — thinking boldly to deliver innovation that matters, cultivating excellence by going above and beyond, building a foundation for all to be successful and fostering a community of learning and collaboration. The recipient of this award is improving the overall Fulton Schools environment and experience, demonstrating unmatched dedication to the organization.