University of Nebraska Medical Center

Joanne Loch Memorial Award

An award recognizing exemplary dedication and commitment to excellence

The Joanne Loch Memorial Award recognizes a full-time staff person in a unit of UNMC Academic Affairs who has demonstrated (through a direct or supporting role) the attributes exemplified by Joanne Loch, including perseverance, thoughtfulness, encouragement, adaptability and teamwork.

Recognition includes a personalized award, $500 for staff development (can be used over a two-year period), and the individual's name on a plaque that will be displayed in the office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Eligible Candidates

  • Rank: All managerial professionals, office-service and administrative staff that work in Academic Affairs for .75 FTE or greater
  • Experience: Academic Affairs employee for one or more years (from award submission deadline)
  • Past recipients of this award are re-eligible in three years

Award Criteria

Demonstrates at least three of the following:

  • Perseverance: Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
  • Thoughtfulness: Takes into consideration the needs of other people.
  • Encouragement: Giving someone support, confidence, or hope.
  • Adaptability: Has the ability to adapt to new conditions or expectations.
  • Teamwork: Collaborating to achieve a common goal while respecting diversity and one another.

View complete award criteria.

Nomination Instructions

  • Nomination Form:
    The nominator can be any UNMC employee, not just an individual within Academic Affairs.
  • Supporting Materials (optional): 
    Supervisor letter of support and additional letters are encouraged.

The nomination period for the next award will be in August 2023, and winners will be recognized at the following Academic Affairs meeting.

Questions? Email Gary C. Yee, PharmD, for more information.