Core Values Awards

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Core Values Awards recognize faculty, staff, and students who exemplify UMB’s core values of accountability, civility, collaboration, diversity, excellence, knowledge, and leadership.

These awards are bestowed by the UMB president recognizing members of the University community who, through their actions, work to foster and strengthen UMB’s values-driven culture. 

Core Values Awards will be given to individuals and/or teams who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the UMB community through the exemplary incorporation of one of the core values. A nomination may be for an action, special project or initiative, exemplary service, or achievement that occurred during calendar year 2020. In addition to value-specific criteria, each nomination will be judged on how the nominee integrated the core value into their particular team and their duties, studies, or activities at UMB. The Core Values Awards Selection Committee will seek to ensure that the award recipients reflect UMB’s broad diversity among school, affiliation (e.g., faculty, staff, or student), job classification/rank, and personal characteristics.

Nominate an individual, unit, or group for one of the following Core Values:

Nominations must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 12, 2021.

Handwritten applications also are accepted and encouraged, particularly for those UMB individuals without computer access. Printed applications can be sent via interoffice mail to the President’s Office, Saratoga Building, 14th Floor, Attention: Jon Kucskar.

Thank you again for your interest in the Core Values Awards. Please contact Jon Kucskar at or 410-706-4655 if you have any questions.