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.
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 5 years of service. Part-time service will be prorated to full-time equivalence. A person may receive this award only once.