* These criteria will be checked by the OTM selection committee chair.
In general, we are looking for examples and specifics that show us how your nominee has gone above and beyond the minimum expectations of the RA/OA/PA/SSO position. We have many fabulous RA/OA/PA/SSOs on our staff who do a great job every day. This award is for those who often go the extra mile. Sample nominations are below to show you what we are looking for in these nominations. Also, keep in mind the hints located on the nomination page.
I would like to nominate Beth Moriarty as RA OTM for August. Beth has made a positive contribution to our staff since I've been here; however, she has really shown during the past month. She has capably handled several difficult situations this month, including a severe roommate conflict, in addition to presenting a high-quality program, Staff Advance.
Beth handled an extremely difficult roommate conflict very well. When she initially became involved in the conflict the roommates were not speaking to each other and were threatening to have each other moved out of the room. However, after meeting with Beth and discussing and agreeing upon a roommate contract, both residents are now peaceably residing together. Additionally, Beth kept her supervisor informed during every step of this process and was constantly open for feedback and advice.
Beth also worked diligently to present her Staff Advance Program to her community. It was well received by her residents, and all of them attended. The program had opportunities for growth, introspection, plus planning and even some fun and relaxation. Her advertising made the program irresistible to her residents, as can be seen by the attendance. Her residents also were each able to take something away from the program.
Overall, I believe that Beth has gone above and beyond the basic expectations of an RA. She has worked hard to present a high quality program, while still finding time to mediate a difficult roommate conflict. Finally, while doing all of this, she still has remained well-connected and involved in the rest of her community. I believe that based on her performance this month that Beth should be selected as the RA OTM for August.
I want to nominate Beth Moriarty for August RA OTM. She deserves this because she worked hard to present a really good program, Staff Advance. She had all of her residents attend, and they really enjoyed it. Beth also dealt with a tough roommate conflict. After meeting with the residents they are speaking again and can continue to live together. Beth is always around for her residents and her staff. We all know that we can depend on her. She should be RA OTM.
I want to nominate Beth Moriarty for August RA OTM. She does good programs and is creative. Beth also knows most of her residents and has good relationships with them. She also has a good relationship with her floor partner.
Beth Moriarty should be RA OTM because she's really cool to work with.
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Last Modified: October 2, 2012