Outstanding Staff Member Criteria

Established by Western Piedmont Foundation, Inc. the Outstanding Staff Member Award is given annually to a full-time staff member of Western Piedmont Community College in recognition of their superior contributions as an employee.  This employee should demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy of the community college and to the mission and goals of WPCC.


The following positions are not eligible to receive the Outstanding Staff Member Award: President, Vice Presidents, Academic Deans, and full-time faculty. The selection criteria includes:


  • Extraordinary efforts as an employee.
  • Service to profession, WPCC, and community.
  • Evidence of innovative or special efforts in their area of responsibility.
  • Minimum period of two years of service with the College.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality records.
  • Shows a cooperative attitude toward College policies.
  • Works harmoniously with and for others.
  • Quality and quantity of work is consistently superior.
  • Is willing to take on additional duties when the need arises.
  • Is dependable in fulfilling responsibilities.
  • Shows initiative.
  • Exercises good judgment.
  • Consistently demonstrates an ability to cope with varied problems.
  • Accomplishes objectives effectively.
  • Keeps abreast of current developments in their field of expertise.
  • Good attitude toward safety and influences others to do the same.