Staff Awards

Each year, Ursinus recognizes staff for outstanding achievements and exemplary services to our college community. Staff Assembly is pleased to administer two annual staff awards—the Flora A. Tortorelli Staff Service Award and the Laughlin Distinguished Administrator Award. Due to the disruption to the spring semester, the deadline for nominations has been extended to May 22, 2020

The Laughlin Distinguished Administrator Award

Dr. Henry P. Laughlin ’38 and his wife, M. Page Laughlin, established an endowed prize fund in 1979 to support a series of awards presented to faculty, staff and students. The Distinguished Administrator Award is presented to a leading member of our salaried (exempt) staff with a minimum of 3 years of service and who has made significant contributions to the college above and beyond their regular responsibilities. A person may receive this award only once.


The Flora A. Tortorelli Staff Service Award

Professor Victor Tortorelli and his wife, Kathryn, established an endowed prize fund in memory of Vic’s mother, who worked for many years with great pride, but not much compensation, as an hourly employee of a school in the Bronx, New York. The Flora A. Tortorelli Staff Service Award is limited to hourly (non-exempt) employees of Ursinus who have a minimum of 10 years of service. Part-time service will be prorated to full-time equivalence. A person may receive this award only once.

Nomination Forms:

Note: Only Ursinus faculty, staff and students may submit nominations.

The Laughlin Distinguished Administrator Award

The Flora A. Tortorelli Staff Service Award

Nominations can also be submitted in writing and sent via campus or regular mail to: Staff Affairs c/o Jennifer Kuklentz, Facilities Services. Mailed nominations must be received by May 22.

These awards are presented during an event at the annual community conference prior to the start of each academic year.