The University Staff Council oversees the distribution of three awards to members of the Villanova University staff. The Above and Beyond Award, Distinguished Service Award and Work Process Improvement Award are presented annually to outstanding members of the Villanova community.

While the nomination process varies for each award, recognition for all award recipients occurs at an awards luncheon hosted by Fr. Peter Donohue. Award recipients and selected guests will be invited to attend this annual event.

Above and Beyond Award (AAB)

The purpose of the Above and Beyond Award is to recognize individuals and groups who go above and beyond the routine call of duty. This award differs from the Distinguished Service and Work Process Improvement Award in that it commends individual events, activities and projects. ( more).

Distinguished Service Award (DSA)

There are two annual Distinguished Service Awards. One is designed to recognize an individual  staff member for consistent excellence, exceptional performance and service to the University community. The second award honors a group of individuals who, as a team, completes a special work project or activity during the fiscal year. The work project or activity cannot be a day to day activity of the department or of its team members. This team must have representation from at least two offices; employees from a single work unit are not eligible. ( more).

Work Process Improvement Award (WPI)

The Work Process Improvement (WPI) award is designed to recognize those individuals or teams who have made suggestions which result in meaningful work process improvements and/or work redesigns. ( more).