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U Are A Treasure Program

The program rewards exemplary Staff and Administrative performance through a Certificate of Achievement and a prize selection from a menu of reward choices. Reward recipients will be selected by their Responsibility Center Head from faculty, administrator or staff nominations. Nominations should be submitted in writing to the Responsibility Center Head.

Noteworthy activities to be considered for nomination may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Suggestions to improve department or college operations;
  2. Suggestions and/or implementation of time or cost saving changes;
  3. Dedication, resourcefulness, creativity and/or initiative on a project or activity;
  4. Significant effort above what a position requires. (To reinforce the need for continual creativity, initiative and positive change both successes and non-successes should be recognized). Final selection criteria is at the discretion of the Responsibility Center Head.

Certificates and prizes are available college-wide with gift certificate prizes for restaurants, entertainment and services, in the amount of $50 dollars. Reward recipients will choose their prize from the "U Are A Treasure" reward menu. Prizes and Certificates of Achievement will be arranged by the Human Resources.


($50 Dollar Certificates)

Friendly's Restaurant

Geppettos Restaurant

Glen Sanders Mansion

Hunan Wok


Manhattan Exchange

Union College Dining

Union Inn


Boulevard Bowl - $50

Great Escape -
$60 (Approx)

Proctor's Theatre - $50

Saratoga Perf.
Arts Center - $50

Schenectady Light
Opera - $50

Stadium Golf Course -

Union College Hockey -
$70 (Season Ticket)


B.J.'s Membership - $50

Home Depot - $50

Raindancer Car Wash -
$50 (Approx)

Rotterdam Square Mall -

Union College Bookstore - $50

U.S. Savings Bond - $50