President Gilbert gives award to employee

The Exemplary Employee Award nomination process opened on May 2 and will continue through May 31. This nomination process seeks to recognize staff and administrators who go above and beyond in their responsibilities. 

"It's a chance for us to be able to reach out to the campus community and thank them, first of all, for their service," said Nathan Relken, BYU-Idaho Support Center director and chair of the Employee Engagement Council, who sponsors the annual event. "We want to elicit nominations, from their peers, for employees that they feel are exemplary employees." 

This nomination process has many purposes.

"Our hope is that there is some collegiality from people realizing that their peers work hard and they want to recognize them for that," Relken said. "We think that even in the nomination process, with people just thinking about each other, they are going to be able to recognize and tell people 'I recognize that you're an exemplary and staff side. We really want everyone to be a disciple leader because in the experiences they have with others and in the experiences they have with their families it cultivates that same sense of responsibility, dedication, and consecration," Relken said. 

Those nominated are sent for a review to the Employee Engagement Council and then suggestions are made for recipients of the award. Those awarded will be recognized at the annual Fall Employee Banquet. 

For more information, or to nominate a fellow employee, visit the Employee Engagement Council's page at