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The Mission

The Roadrunners Who Soar Awards ceremony is the University’s pinnacle recognition event. It honors employees from across the University for their contributions throughout the academic year, specifically those high-performing employees who positively impact student and employee success and model the University’s CADRE values – Community, Access, Diversity, Respect, Entrepreneurship/Excellence. The recognition includes the Soar Awards, Teaching Excellence Awards, Chair Excellence Awards, Team Roadrunner Awards and the Golich Awards, including:

  • Staff and Administrator Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Professional Advisor Award
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor
  • Student Employee of the Year
  • Student Employee Supervisor of the Year
  • Exceptional Achievement in Undergraduate Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Mentor for Undergraduate Research
  • LGBTQ Student Resource Center Advocate Award
  • Excellence in Online Teaching Award
  • Open Educational Resource Used in a Course

2021 Roadrunners Who Soar Awards Ceremony

The 2021 Roadrunners Who Soar awards ceremony took place on October 14, 2021. Our employees tuned in from across the organization to watch as we recognized outstanding employees who exemplify Metropolitan State University of Denver’s CADRE values.

2021 Roadrunners Who Soar Awards Ceremony; October 14, 2021

Award Winners

President's Awards

Distinguished Service Awards

Vicki Golich Awards

Archived Awards

2020 Roadrunners Who Soar Awards Ceremony

2020 Roadrunners Who Soar Awards Ceremony; Streamed Aug. 6, 2020

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All MSU Denver employees are eligible for the Soar and Team Roadrunner awards, if the individual and/or team has received a nomination and meets the criteria. MSU Denver employees who are eligible include: faculty, administrators, classified staff, student employees, hourly employees, trustees and board members.

Eligibility for the Teaching Excellence Awards, Chair Excellence Awards and all awards in the Golich Awards category is specific to certain roles. To learn more about eligibility for these awards, please reach out to the contact(s) listed for each.

How to nominate an outstanding Roadrunner

Nominations have closed for the 2021 awards cycle. Nominations are open for approximately four weeks during the spring semester. Information and specific nomination window dates will be communicated in the Early Bird and posted on the University website.

For more information on employee recognition and the Roadrunners Who Soar Awards ceremony, please contact Lindsey Coulter, employee engagement and communications specialist.