Panther First Award


All UNI Faculty and Staff are eligible to receive the Panther First Award. The Panther First Award identifies and rewards employees who have provided excellent customer service to customers, co-workers, or other members of the UNI community. Award submissions are subject to review and recipients are given a certificate signed by the UNI President.

Any UNI student, faculty, or staff can nominate an employee for a Panther First Award by completing a brief online nomination form which is submitted to Human Resource Services (HRS).

HRS will send a certificate of recognition to the employee being given the award. The employee's supervisor and department head will be sent letters notifying them of the award.

Nomination Form

Award Recipients