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Cardinal Spirit Award

The Cardinal Spirit Award recognizes the impact the outstanding people of the College of Business have on making this a great place to work.

See below for some ideas of the qualities that might identify a person with cardinal spirit and nominate someone you think fits the bill.

Exuding Positivity

Because of this person and his/her positive attitude… we work and learn in a happier, more positive place.

This person might…

  • Always find the good in every person and every situation
  • Greet you with a smile every day
  • Share enthusiasm about the College and its mission, its students, and its employees
  • Have a can-do attitude that focuses on yes more than on no
  • Turns lemons into lemonade

Elevating Others

Because of this person and his/her selflessness… we, as individuals and the College as a whole, reach new heights.

This person might…

  • Mentor or coach others
  • Encourage and support others to “go for it!” (promotions, learning opportunities, personal passions)
  • Help others build their confidence so they can rise to the challenge
  • Advocate for others
  • Share credit broadly and shine a spotlight on others

Caring Deeply

Because of this person and his/her big heart… we know that we belong to a community of care.

This person might…

  • Offer pick-me-ups when others are down
  • Help others in time of need
  • Provide a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on
  • Show genuine concern for others’ well-being
  • Take time to get to know people personally and what matters to them beyond the day-to-day job

Getting It Done

Because of this person and his/her professional commitment and consistency… we are confident that we can “take care of business.”

This person might…

  • Have an unstoppable work ethic
  • Regularly go the extra mile to make sure work gets done
  • Be the person you count on to finish every job they take on at a high quality level
  • Meet every deadline
  • Be your go-to person for fixing problems, even when it’s inconvenient

Cardinal Spirit Award Nomination Form


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