Bill Nunnelley Award

The Staff Advisory Council invites the Samford community to nominate staff through our quarterly Bill Nunnelley staff award selection process. Our ongoing efforts recognize staff members who support the mission, strive for vocational success, serve with university and civic engagement, seek equality and justice, and show personal responsibility and stewardship throughout their daily activities. Selected nominees will be announced to the Samford community and will be automatically considered as a nominee for the annual Bill Nunnelley Award.

Nominees must meet all the following eligibility criteria:

  • Regular, full time staff
  • Employed in current position for at least one full year
  • Free from any disciplinary actions for the last five years

Award Recipients

2013 - William A. Nunnelley - Awarded as the President's Award for Staff Excellence
2014 - not awarded
2015 - Glenda Martin, A&S - Award renamed this year by vote of the Board of Trustees to honor longtime Samford public relations director Bill Nunnelley, a Samford alumnus and 50-year employee of the university.
2016 - Beth Smith, A&S
2017 - Eilani Grayson, Pharmacy
2018 - Jan Paine, Nursing
2019 - April Robinson, Student Development & Support
2020 - Nick Madsen, Campus Recreation
2021 - Tracy Luke, Law
2022 - Lisa Dodd, Print Shop
2023 - Gretchen Sexton, Education