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PSO Annual “Bob Roseth Standing Ovation Award”

PSO has created a new award to recognize UW Professional Staff and honor individuals who have made a difference.

Who is eligible?

Anyone from the University of Washington or surrounding community may nominate a professional staff member for an award. Any current professional staff member working at the University of Washington, including Bothell campus, Seattle campus, Tacoma campus, and UW Medicine is eligible.

What are the criteria for the award?

  • Impact – How did the nominee’s actions positively impact co‐workers, supervisors, students, faculty, patients, or others?
  • UW Values – How did the nominee exemplify any one of the UW Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, collaboration, innovation or respect as reflected in the University Vision & Values?
  • Dissemination of Knowledge and Resources – How did the nominee’s actions disseminate academic knowledge and/or resources that otherwise would not have been disseminated?
  • Above & Beyond – How did the nominee exceed job expectations and achieve results beyond the scope of his/her job?

What is the “PSO Bob Roseth Standing Ovation Award”?

Nominees will receive a folder with their nomination letter and a certificate of nomination. Nominees will also be listed in the PSO newsletter. The winners will receive:

  • Personalized gift
  • Engraved desk statuette
  • Public recognition and a standing ovation at the Spring PSO members meeting
  • Letter to department head with copy to supervisor and employee

How often is the award given?

The “PSO Bob Roseth Standing Ovation Award” is presented annually at the PSO Spring meeting.

Past Winners

Think of all that Professional Staff do to make the University of Washington a better place, and show your appreciation. Nominate someone and let him or her know how THEY have made a difference!

Please email the PSO Board at with any questions.

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