University recognizes development achievements with Mobley Awards

On Wednesday, November 19, development professionals and others from across UK’s campus will be recognized at the annual Terry B. Mobley Awards celebration. Recipients are nominated by faculty, staff and students for excellence in furthering UK’s philanthropic efforts.

The awards are designed to honor the extraordinary development career of Terry B. Mobley by recognizing and rewarding staff who have demonstrated outstanding performance and professional achievement. Mobley served the University for 27 years as chief development officer and retired as Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

Professional Achievement Award for a development professional staff member who has UK development tenure of five or more years.

Rising Achievement Award for a development professional staff member who has UK development tenure of less than five years.

Front Line Award for a development support staff member – one recipient from a college or program and one recipient from the Office of Development.

Development Service Award for a UK administrator, faculty or professional staff member who has demonstrated extraordinary support for the development efforts at the University.

Deans, associate deans, full-time faculty, development professionals, students and support staff may nominate individuals for the Terry B. Mobley Awards. Creativity, stewardship, teamwork, service, professionalism, leadership and development–related activities and events are criteria to be considered in making the nominations.

The nominating period will run until October 24, 2014. A more detailed explanation of each award and nomination forms are available here (Terry B. Mobley Development Awards Guidelines, Professional Achievement Award, Rising Achievement Award, Front Line Award and Development Service Award).

Individuals may submit nominations for any or all award categories. The nominator must complete a one to two page award application for each person nominated and deliver it to Mobley Awards, Sturgill Development Building, Campus, 0015, by the October 24, 2014 deadline.

A committee of past award recipients and other development staff will review the nomination forms and decide upon honorees in each of the categories. Award recipients will receive a commemorative engraved julep cup and an honorarium generated by the Terry B. Mobley Awards Endowment. Their names will also be added to a recognition wall located in the Sturgill Development Building.

2013 Mobley winners cake