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Gabor/UNF Foundation Award of Employee Excellence

Gabor/UNF Foundation Award

Eligibility criteria for the Gabor award is:

  • Completed a minimum of three years of continuous service in an A&P position as of July 1 of the nominating year.
  • In good standing and endorsed by the employee's supervisor.
  • Evidence of current or recent activities (within the past three years) outside of the normal scope of the position description.
  • Excellence in overall job performance (professionalism, dependability, knowledge of the job and university operations, and works effectively and harmoniously with others) .
  • Contribution to the university.


This year the Gabor Award went to a staff member who might work the farthest outside of their job description than anyone on campus. Nancy served the University community in a number of ways by participating in countless committees, engaging in mental health awareness efforts and caring deeply about the well-being of students on campus. Nancy puts the students at the center of every decision and her genuine care also shows up in the quality of her work. Nancy worked diligently to transition her department to the virtual workspace and assisted the entire campus community during the transition as well. She works tirelessly with campus constituencies to promote and foster campus-wide engagement and works to enhance the overall strategic plan of the University. On campus, Nancy served in a volunteer position for several years, which included several leadership transitions, where her constant voice was one of comfort and reassurance. In addition to her campus-wide community service, which sometimes includes bringing her own dog - Hooper - to campus as part of the animal assisted therapy initiative, she also is a long-time member of the UNF Athletics Hall of Fame Committee, coordinates Athletic Department community service efforts and is part of the ESPN+ on-air broadcast team! Our 2021 winner often steps out of the spotlight but we are happy to celebrate her as our Gabor Award winner this year for being an exemplary employee, campus leader, and guiding force for the A&P Association!

2021 Gabor Award Runner-Up: Tara Rowe

2021 Gabor Award Finalists: Jennifer Nutt, Erin Davis, Michael McGuire, Marla Lewis, Megan Porter, Melonie Handerson

Past award winners