EPPIIC Value Award (EVA)

Recognize Outstanding University Employees

Millersville University’s EPPIIC values serve as guiding principles to help us fulfill our mission, achieve our vision, and attain our goals. Our EPPIIC Value Awards (EVA) are designed to recognize faculty, staff, or units within the University community who consistently demonstrate an EPPIIC value while performing their role(s) or whose involvement on a project significantly supported the University’s strategic plan.

One award will be given annually for each of the six EPPIIC values.


The nomination period for 2022 closed on May 4, 2022.

Thank you to the many faculty, staff and student members of our community who shared their experiences with our EPPIIC employees! 2022 EVA winners will be announced during the State of the Ville Address in Fall 2022. Our 2023 nomination period will be announced via Ville Daily during winter/spring 2023.


EVA Nomination, Process and TImeline

  • Step 1: Review EPPIIC Value Traits

    Listed below are traits for each EPPIIC Value to help you identify faculty, staff or a unit/department for each category. (review EPPIIC Value definitions)

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    Exploration - An individual or team may demonstrate exploration by frequently asking ‘why’ to understand, with a commitment to participating in process improvement. Unsettled with the response “because that’s the way we’ve always done it”, they may investigate alternative solutions and/or new ideas and proactively take a lead in making changes. This person or team considers possibilities, making campus, intercampus, or community connections in the furtherance of our mission and strategic plan.

    Public Mission - A public servant exposes their passion for our University’s mission and strategic plan with a clear intent to make a difference in our community. This person or team may be the first to consistently volunteer when a call to action is made or take a lead role in coordinating efforts to serve the greater community.

    Professionalism - Characteristics of an individual or team who displays professionalism consistently include:  pursuit of furthering their own knowledge and competence in their field, particularly when this knowledge serves the University strategic plan; ethical decision-making, pride in a job well-done, personal responsibility and accountability, and respect for others as well as organizational process and procedure.

    Inclusion - Consistently using inclusive language that avoids stereotyping or generalizations, such as “people with disabilities” vs. “disabled people” and honoring pronoun statements are behaviors shown by individuals or teams with the value inclusion. They proactively recognize the interrelation of planning/decision-making on others and invite them to “to the table” for discussion. This person or team recognizes the unique characteristics of others and seeks ways to create opportunities for their involvement.

    Integrity - An employee or team may be worthy of this recognition if you find they are the first one to be called when a task or project is at hand.  Their mantra is “Do what you say you will do” – and they do!   They show respect for others by being on time and meeting deadlines.  Using the University strategic plan and EPPIIC values as guiding principles, they are ethical in decision-making and when interacting with others.  They are honest, transparent, loyal, collaborative and praise others for accomplishments.

    Compassion - A nominee for the compassion award first and foremost observes good listening skills – maintains eye contact, asks follow-up questions, does not interrupt, etc.  They show empathy, trying to view a situation through another’s lens.  Compassion is demonstrated when they advocate for others but uphold a request for privacy when others confide in them. They frequently give of themselves with nothing.

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  • Step 2: Prepare Your Nomination

    Who is Eligible? All full-time, part-time, and temporarily employed University faculty, staff, and departments/units are eligible to be nominated by faculty, staff, and students*. Individuals or units may only be nominated for one value category and, if awarded, must wait at least five years prior to being selected to receive recognition for the same value category award.

    The nomination will include:

    1. the nominee, their contact information, and the EPPIIC value category of nomination (self-nominations will be accepted);
    2. a brief description (250 words) describing the individual/unit’s behaviors that exemplify EPPIIC values;
    3. 1-2 supporting documents. Examples of supporting documents include a link to a video, photos, a publication etc.

    Nominations for 2022 closed Wednesday, May 4.

    *Note: The ability to nominate is open to MU faculty, staff and students only.

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  • Step 3: EVA Screening Committee Selects Recipients

    All nominations will be submitted via a form to the Office of Human Resources. The Screening Committee will include representatives designated by each of the Cabinet members, HR, and union Presidents or designee. The Screening Committee will recommend two nominees for each award to Cabinet, who will make the final decision to ensure diverse representation from campus.

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  • Step 4: EPPIIC Value Award Winners Announced

    Join the celebration!

    Awards will be made during State of the ‘Ville Address in the fall. Each recipient will receive a plaque and be awarded $500.

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