Nominate colleagues who simply make your workplace great

September 28, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

The Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence recognizes U-M staff members whose commitment to excellence, teamwork and a supportive environment make the university a great place to work.

Show your appreciation for your colleagues with a nomination for the award today!

All regular staff members at Michigan Medicine and on the Ann Arbor campus are eligible. Nominations may be made by any member of the university community. 

Award amount doubled to $1,000 in 2022! 

The award recipient will receive $1,000 and a certificate presented by the Office of the Provost. See Provost McCauley’s video comments about the award.

About the award

Candy Johnson, a long-time staff member in the Office of the Provost, was dedicated to U-M and the people who support and further its mission. Johnson strove for excellence and inspired others to do the same. She recognized the gifts and talents of her office colleagues and was unfailingly supportive of them. 

When Johnson passed away in 2003, the provost’s office chose to honor her contributions to U-M by establishing this award in her memory.

Make a nomination by Oct. 28!