Ablaze Awards Banquet
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 Recognizing Those Who Rise Above

Ablaze Awards

What is Ablaze?

The Ablaze annual employee awards celebration recognizes the extraordinary professional contributions and quality service of our University staff and faculty and their integral role in advancing Florida Poly’s mission.

 

Award Recipients

All award recipients will receive a letter of recognition from the president, a framed certificate, an award or medallion, and a monetary award. Each winner will also be featured in an article on the university website and recognized on the “Wall of Excellence,” in the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building.

Winners should be present at the event to receive their award prizes.

 

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Ablaze Award Catagories

Every staff and faculty member is eligible to be nominated for one of five possible award categories.
The Excellence in Teaching Award is designed to encourage, reward, and publicly acknowledge sustained excellence in teaching by members of the University’s faculty. 
The Excellence in Research Award recognizes and encourages excellence in academic research, creative activity, scholarship, and contributions to expanding knowledge or its application in their field by faculty at Florida Poly.
This award recognizes staff, faculty, and/or a university department whose service has consistently made a significant positive impact within their department, the University as a whole, with students, or with external stakeholders.
This award recognizes employees who consistently demonstrate a genuine interest in others and are a continual source of encouragement in a positive and inclusive manner to coworkers and students at Florida Poly.
This award is the highest honor a Florida Polytechnic University employee can receive. Consideration of names are welcome through online nomination. The University President and his Cabinet select the award recipient.

Previous Winners

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The 2018 award winners were announced at an awards ceremony on April 18 at the Magnolia Building in Lakeland, Florida. About 90 employees were nominated for an award.
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The 2019 award winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 17 at the Magnolia Building in Lakeland, Florida. About 60 employees were nominated for at least one of six awards.