EAC Awards Program

EAC Awards Program

All employees like to be recognized and appreciated for the work they do for their employer. Augusta University and AU Health employee recognition programs provide an opportunity to recognize and thank staff for their valuable contributions in areas of achievement, service, and teamwork.  Supervisors, managers and staff are encouraged to nominate an employee the following awards:

Clay Adamson Facilities Services Employee of the Year Award

Clay Adamson Facilities Services Employee of the Year award recognizes facilities services employees for their outstanding performance and service and this award is made possible by an endowment fund established by Mr. Clay Adamson Jr. Mr. Adamson was the Director of the Medical College of Georgia Physical Plant Division which is now Facilities Services Division of Augusta University until his retirement in 1997 after 30 years of dedicated service.

JAMES A. & Erie P. Blissit Award

The James A. & Erie P. Blissit award recognizes employees who service in administrative role and is made possible by an endowment fund established by the late James A. Blissit.  Mr. Blissit was the vice president and Treasurer Emeritus of the Medical College of Georgia now Augusta University. The award is in memory of his late wife, Erie, who retired from the Medical College of Georgia after 30 years of service. Mrs. Blissit served 17 years as an administrative assistant to the president.

Golden Pen Award

This award recognizes the superior writing skills of both style and clarity of presentation in one or more articles published in a professional journal or publication during the previous 12 months. Nominees should have demonstrated outstanding leadership and effort through a speaking engagement at a professional conference during the previous 12 months.


AU Health, and the Medical Center in particular, recognizes and rewards employees who participate or lead performance improvement projects that improve hospital wide safety and quality. The Hospital Quality Award recognizes individuals who make a significant impact on the care we provide and promote a "culture of quality".

Service Excellence Award

This award recognizes service to an academic, administrative, or clinical area. Service to the University and Health System community (example: serving on committees, staffing or organizing events or functions, and other voluntary work related activities). Daily interaction with fellow staff, students, faculty, and/or patients and families. Exemplary achievement and performance, excellence in service/personal interaction and outstanding support/initiative and creativity.


The SPIRIT Award recognizes individuals who embody the values of Augusta University and AU Health. It honors someone who consistently sets the ethical bar high in managing state resources, in their daily decision making and in the delivery of their work. Nominees should be individuals who embrace guiding principles that are for the greater good and in so doing inspire the trust of others.

Teamwork Award

This award recognizes staff that work effectively as a team to successfully accomplish a task or meet a goal. Builds effective collaborative relationships across different groups of departments within Augusta University and AU Health to define and solve problems.  Creates a team environment that models communication, trust, cooperation and respect for differences. Contributes towards an effort that has significant impact on departmental or organizational goals. Develops partnerships that seek input and involvement of those impacted by decisions.

How to Nominate a Staff Member for an Award

Each award has its own eligibility and award criteria, please review thoroughly. When submitting a nomination, please share clear specific examples of the exemplary work or service the nominee has performed or exhibited.

To nominate someone please click on the award title above and follow the instructions. All nominations are submitted online and self-nominations are not allowed.

Deadline for all nominations is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017

The EAC Awards Ceremony is scheduled for April 13, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m., location to be determined.

Your nomination says we value and appreciate your contribution!  If you have questions, please contact Laura Marschalk or Debra Arnold.