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Rising Star Award

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The Rising Star Award recognizes Academic Professionals (APs) early in their career who demonstrate dedication and quality of performance that indicates they will continue to develop into an exemplary employee.

The procedures and eligibility criteria can be found here.

This year, up to 3 academic professionals will receive the Rising Star Award which provides a $1,500 one-time cash award. Nominations for this award may be received from UIC faculty, students, academic professionals, and support staff.

The deadline for nominations and all supporting credentials is 12:00 p.m. on June 24, 2022. All recipients will be honored at the Employee Recognition Award Ceremony, which will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Whether virtual or in-person, this event will serve to recognize and celebrate UIC’s Academic Professional employees.

Click here to access the Nomination Petition.

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For any questions regarding the Rising Star Award, please contact Benjamin Ramirez at or Justin Wier at, Co-Chairs of the 2022 Rising Star Selection Committee.