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Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award

MSU is seeking nominations for one of the most prestigious commendations bestowed upon employees at Michigan State University—the Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award . This award is presented annually to six university support staff members selected by the Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award Selection Committee from all nominations received.

The award is named in honor of Jack Breslin, who served Michigan State University as a student leader, honored athlete, top administrator and steadfast advocate. Jack was the personification of the “Spartan Spirit.” His strong and innovative leadership played a pivotal role in MSU’s growth and development as the nation’s premier land grant institution.

You now have the opportunity to nominate someone at MSU who exemplifies the qualities displayed by Jack Breslin, and whose attainment of excellence deserves this special recognition. Criteria for selection of recipients include overall excellence in job performance, supportive attitude and contributions to the unit or university that lead to improved efficiency or effectiveness, and valuable service to the university.

Learn more about previous Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award winners by reading about last year's winners and watching the video below:

Since 1978, more than 270 recipients have been honored. Recipients receive a $2500 award and are recognized with a citation.

Click here to download the instructions and nomination form, which are due on October 28, 2022 for 2022-2023 awards. Please note, approval of the nominee's supervisor is now required along with submission of the nomination form. The form includes space for the supervisor's signature.

Contact Human Resources at 517-353-4434 with questions.

Past Winners List