Spirit of AG Award

About the Award

The College of Agriculture and the outlying units of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station have established an award opportunity to recognize an individual who has outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, a positive attitude, exceptional customer service, and supports each other like Auburn family.


This award is eligible to all COA, AAES, A&P and staff employees. The nominated employees must have outstanding performance and demonstrate consistent outstanding dedication, initiative, motivation, positive attitude, and customer service to those they support and with whom they interact. 

Employees must have been employed as a regular full-time employee, in one department/office/center/station for the past 3 years, as of date of the nomination. 


The recipient of the award will have outstanding performance and behavior in the workplace. This will include exhibiting professionalism with fellow co-workers, internal and external groups as appropriate, going beyond the “call of duty” and providing excellent service in the performance of their duties. The previous year performance evaluation must have an overall rating of Exceeds Expections or Exemplary.

The Awards Committee is comprised of a Chair (Human Resources) and others representing employee groups in the college and Outlying Units.


One recipient, annually, will receive a certificate and cash award of $1000.00.

*The award is disbursed following university policy and taxable according to IRS guidelines.


An application for The SPIRIT of AG Award shall be completed in its entirety and optionally can include a letter of support for the nominee from a peer and/or faculty member by the established deadline. The employee may be nominated by any employee (faculty or staff) but the nomination must be supported by the supervisor and the Department Head/Chair or the outlying unit Director.

The completed nominations will be evaluated by the established Awards Committee through a confidential process. The Dean and Director will have the final approval.

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