Center for Service & Social Action

Staff Service Award

Applications for the 2017 Staff Service Award are due by Friday, December 2, 2016, at 5:00 pm.

The John Carroll University Staff Service Award is to recognize individuals for outstanding service to the greater Cleveland community in representing a “faith that does justice.”

Nominees should be John Carroll employees who have made a consistently positive impact on the community through voluntary service and have a demonstrated commitment to the community, to social justice, and to the values of Jesuit education. The nominee must be a current, full-time employee who has been with the University for at least 2 years. Members of the faculty are not eligible for this award; a separate award, the Curtis W. Miles Faculty Award for Community Service is available.

The award will be given annually to one staff member.  Recipients will receive $1,000, a certificate, a letter of recognition from the President, and acknowledgement on the CSSA website.


Nominate a deserving staff member for this award!

Click here to access the nomination form for the Staff Service Award.

Click here to see a sample nomination letter.

Nominations are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 2, 2016.


Recipient of the Staff Service Award:

2016  |  Peter Bernardo, Development

Pete Bernardo‘s service to this country, the university and the wider community all speak to his character, dedication and generosity. His colleagues and co-workers have described him as a leader, a mentor, an ambassador and an exemplary colleague. His service to the university since 1988 in his roles in the Alumni and Development offices is greatly appreciated and has helped build countless relationships that sustain and advance our mission. Pete’s selfless service has been noted in his work mentoring children and youth in everything from PSR to summer camps and ropes courses. He has been a supporter and mentor to generations of ROTC cadets who seek his advice, encouragement, and wisdom. He has served the University Heights community in varied roles from city councilman to parade marshal. Pete has two keys to the City of University Heights given to him by the mayor for his dedication and service.  As a loyal Blue Streak fan and a proud alumnus, his service as a member of the “chain gang” speaks to his dedication and willingness to serve in a wide variety of ways. Pete truly demonstrates and lives out a clear understanding of the Jesuit Mission and what it means to be “a man for others”. Pete is part of the very heart of the John Carroll community.

  • 2015  |  James Burrows, Mail Center
  • 2014  |  Cheri Slattery, Integrated Marketing & Communications
  • 2013  |  Chris Wenzler, Sports Information Systems
  • 2012  |  Tom Reilley, Purchasing
  • 2011  |  Louise Barmann, Sociology & Criminology