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Chancellor’s Award Recognizing Excellence in Service (CARES)

Watch this video to see how UMD CARES.



The 2014 CARES award winner Satyanarayana Parayitam, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management department accepting his $2,000 award from Chancellor Grossman at the Chancellor’s Annual Service Award Celebration.  Satyanarayana also received a dedicated parking spot  for the year.









Runner-up, Antoinette Cabral-GracaMaintainer III of the Facilities department  accepting her $1,000 award from Chancellor Grossman.






Adam Hausknecht


Adam Hausknecht Professor of Mathematics from Mathematics Department is the November monthly nomination winner.








Past Winners include:

Antoinette Cabral-Graca, Maintainer III of the Facilities organization, October 2014

Satyanarayana Parayitam, Assistant Professor of Marketing and Managment, September 2014

Susan Blom, Administrative Assistant at Biology Department in college of Arts and Sciences, August 2014

Linda Keith, Assistant Director of Housing & Residential Education, July 2014

Lisa Porto , Administrative Assistant Political Science Department, June 2014

Mark Santow, Associate Professor in History Department, May 2014

Bruce Tench, Clerk in Mail Room, April 2014

Jeffrey Augustine, Director of Campus Services, March 2014

Maureen Eckert, Associate Professor of Philosophy, February 2014

Mary Hensel, Grant & Contract Coordinator, Office of Research Administration, January 2014

Click Here to See 2013 Winners.

Nomination Process

Nominations are accepted on a monthly basis and we strongly encourage you to recognize your colleagues who provide excellent customer service. The act of nominating someone is a great example of teamwork and collegiality. We encourage everyone to take part in this important program that is open to all employees regardless of part-time/full-time status, union affiliation, shift or work location.

To reach as many people as possible and facilitate the nomination process for employees who may not have convenient access to a computer, we are offering an alternative way to submit a nomination.  We have established a call-in number where employees without access to computers can leave a message with the details of the nomination.  If addition information is needed, a member of Human Resources will reach out to the nominator.  The call-in number can be accessed from a university phone by pressing x2000.

Click here for the Nomination Form. For program specifics, including nomination deadlines and guidelines, Click here.