Employee of the Year

This award is a memorial to Cecil S. Kelly, who served the University from Oct. 28, 1966, through Sept. 4, 1989, and annually recognizes an employee who exemplifies the qualities of service, humanity, and commitment that Kelly exhibited during his career.

Who is eligible?

The winner of the Employee of the Year Award is selected from among the 12 winners of the Employee of the Month Award.

How is the winner selected?

By an internal review committee representing various campus departments managed by Human Resource Services.

Award timeline and frequency

This is an annual award, and the winner is selected from among the 12 Employee of the Month Award winners from the previous calendar year.

What does the winner receive?

  • $1,500 check.
  • Framed certificate signed by the UMB President.
  • Engraved plaque.
  • Announcement in The Elm.
  • Recognition at the Annual Service Awards luncheon.