Staff Awards/Spotlight

Recognizing all employees at the University of South Carolina

Staff Senate awards were introduced in 2022 as a chance to recognize all employees at the University of South Carolina for their hard work, commitment, and enthusiasm. Awardees are recognized during the May Day Picnic each spring semester. Each recipient will receive a plaque with their name on it.

How to nominate someone will be emailed out mid-Spring every year.

Unsung Hero Award

Description: The Unsung Hero award is given to an individual who works quietly behind the scenes for the good of USC Upstate students, coworkers, faculty and/or staff and, while not being publicly celebrated, demonstrates leadership through dedication and service.

Eligibility: any currently employed part-time or full-time temporary (Non-FTE), or full-time FTE staff member is eligible; no minimum number of years of employment are required.

Leadership Excellence Award

Description: This award recognizes a staff member who provides consistent and sustained excellence, exceptional customer service, and leadership to USC Upstate. These nominees demonstrate integrity, teamwork, productivity, and had led, collaborated and inspired with broad-ranging impact beyond their regular responsibilities.

Eligibility: any current employed part-time or full-time temporary (Non-FTE), or full-time FTE staff member who has been employed for 3 years or more is eligible.

Staff Senate Staff Spotlight: The Staff Spotlight showcases our awesome and talented Upstate staff in their personal and professional endeavors. Spotlight receipts are regularly celebrated in USC Upstate's Professional Development newsletter and on the Staff Senate website. 

June 2023 Staff Spotlight

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Beth Collins

Hi, my name is Beth Collins.

Prior to working at Upstate, I worked in Spartanburg District 1 for 4 years. A current Upstate employee, talked to me about Upstate. I’ve now been here at Upstate for 3 years.

I have been married for 17 years and have 4 children.

When I’m not working, I like to go camping with my family and being outdoors.