Annette Jecker Outstanding Staff Award

Applications open: Monday, January 14, 2019

Applications close: Monday, February 4, 2019

About the Award

Annette Jecker served as GPSA’s administrative support staff for many years. Thanks to her skills and personality, thousands of graduate students benefited from GPSA’s grants, awards, and advocacy programs in a timely manner. She supported the success of ASU graduate students by providing excellent service as well as guidance and advice. When needed she arrived at her desk early or stayed late, and even worked weekends. She greeted all students with a smile and supportive tone, even as she struggled with an illness that ultimately impeded her from continuing to work. She was the glue for the ASU graduate student body and GPSA for many years, and we dedicate this award to her. She helped us not only navigate paperwork, but life.


What is the award?
The Annette Jecker Outstanding Staff Award recognizes ASU support staff (not students or faculty) who have contributed significantly to the personal and educational development of graduate and professional students at ASU on all campuses.

Who is eligible?
All staff members who are currently working as either part-time or full-time at any ASU campus.

What is the prize?
Each year two winners are awarded each (1) a monetary prize of $500 (subject to payroll taxes), cross-campus recognition and are honored at the Annual Awards Ceremony in Spring 2019.

What’s the process?

  • Application: January 14 – February 4, 2019

    • Submit the following documents with the application form:
      • A personal statement (no longer than 5 pages) with examples demonstrating how their work as staff contributes to the educational and personal development of ASU graduate students.
      • A letter of support from a student
    • Consult the applicant rubric for scoring criteria.

Applicant Rubric

  • Decisions: March 25, 2019

    • The Awards Committee evaluates all the materials and reaches the final decisions based on both the online applications and letter of support.
    • GPSA will promptly email award letters to the winners.
    • Winners are awarded $500 prize and a GPSA-endorsed certificate at the prestigious GPSA Awards Ceremony in Spring 2019.


The Annette Jecker Outstanding Staff Award program is run by the Office of Professional Development, overseen by the Vice President of Professional Development and the Director of Awards.



If you have questions, please contact GPSA’s Awards Team (