About the Award

The Linda Lorimer Award for Distinguished Service honors staff members whose work supports and furthers Yale’s achievement of its core mission. There are so many inspiring stories of staff members making unique and important contributions to university success that we want to share them more broadly with the Yale community.

Individuals and teams receiving this honor may be selected for a wide range of achievements. Some will involve innovation. Others will exemplify speed and responsiveness. Still others will be illustrations of service breakthroughs or extraordinary commitment. While most outcomes recognized will have a measurable end result, some will be for less quantifiable benefits like enhanced teamwork, development, or diversity. The common thread for all award recipients will be their exemplary leadership and the excellence of their work.

View selection criteria and process