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New Mexico State University

Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award

2013 Recipient:

David Silva, a supervisor with New Mexico State University's Facilities and Services, has been recognized as the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award recipient for his continued dedication to the institution. Established in 1983, this award is presented annually to an NMSU employee who demonstrates commitment and service, functioning as a positive citizen within the community. "David regularly exhibits a high level of professionalism. He is always friendly, always helpful, and takes pride in his work. He is a leader in the department," said Glen Haubold, NMSU's assistant vice president for facilities.


Established in 1983, an annual cash award is provided from the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Endowment fund in recognition of dedicated, outstanding service to the university.  The NMSU Employee Council has the final responsibility for the selection of the recipient for this award. 

Eligibility criteria for nominees:   1) Non-faculty status and not a member of either Administrative Council or Academic Dean's Council.  2) Five or more consecutive years of service with the university.  In addition, the following traits are desirable for employees to become nominees for this award:

  • A highly motivated person who is a self-starter.
  • A person who exhibits dedication to the university.
  • A person who will remain at the university after receiving the award and serve to influence others through behavior that exemplifies sincerity, motivation, and dedication.
  • A person who not only performs a specific job, but who serves the university and community as a responsible citizen.

Nominations are currently closed for the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Staff Award.