Betty Hardin Award


Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
Effective:  May 1, 2008
Revised:  02/16/16

2015 Betty Hardin Award Winner – Judy Lillis

Previous Winners

Nomination Form

Betty Hardin

The Betty Hardin Award for Excellence in Business Affairs is presented each year to deserving permanent full time employees of the Business Affairs Division of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Eligible employees may be nominated by any interested party. An awards committee, appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, will review nominations and forward the names of at least two and up to three individuals and/or one work team to receive the award. A work team is the same as one individual. The initial award amount is $500 and future awards are dependent on available funding from the Betty Hardin Award for Excellence in Business Affairs or current gifts. The Vice Chancellor has discretion to make the award to one employee, multiple employees, or a team of employees who exemplify excellence in service according to the criteria listed below. The awards will be presented at the Business Affairs Service Pins awards ceremony on or about the month of May each year beginning 2008.

Betty Brower Hardin (’80) was born in Randolph County, North Carolina, on February 10, 1948 to the late Alfred Moore and Virginia Parks Brower. She was a member of Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Ramseur, North Carolina, and attended Asbury United Methodist Church in Greensboro. Betty was a certified public accountant, a graduate of Lees-McRae College and UNCG. She was a 16-year employee of UNCG, working in the Division of Business Affairs and serving as Director of Advancement Services, and was known for her rock-solid dependability. In 1994, Betty was honored with the Gladys Strawn Bullard Award for outstanding leadership and service to UNCG. Betty was a quiet woman who enjoyed the simple things in life and was always more concerned about others than herself. She died tragically on the morning of March 23, 2005 in an automobile accident on her way to work.

Consideration is based on the following criteria (more than one category may apply):

  • Superior Leadership to the Division of Business Affairs
  • A Positive and Constructive attitude with high standards
  • A Sense of Humor
  • An Appreciation for People
  • Rendering of service above and beyond the call of duty to the University Community, which may include faculty, staff, students, other agencies and/or universities of the State of North Carolina and the general public.

Qualifications required of award nominees and recipients:

  • Must be a current permanent employee of the Business Affairs Division of University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a minimum of two years service in the division.
  • Must be in good standing with the University and have not received a written disciplinary action for the past two years (this excludes letters of counsel).


Employees from Business Affairs may be nominated, including the following departments:

  • Campus Enterprises
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Foundation Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Safety and Emergency Management
  • Nominations will be accepted from anyone, both on-campus and off-campus.
  • In addition, an eligible Business Affairs employee may be nominated anytime during the calendar year (using the form available on the Business Affairs web site). All nominations received between March 16 of the current year and March 15 of the following year will be reviewed by the committee. Following selection of the recipient(s) of the award, the Award Committee’s non-selected recommendations will be retained and reconsidered for the following year’s award if the nominee is still eligible.
  • Nominations are closed on March 15 at 5:00 PM each calendar year.
  • A committee appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs will review each nomination and forward up to five individual names and/or one work team to the Vice Chancellor for final review and possible selection for the award by April 15 of each calendar year. A committee member who is a nominee must decline consideration of the award or resign from the committee. Committee members’ appointment is for one year at a time.
  • The Vice Chancellor may select one employee, more than one employee (up to five maximum) and/or a team of employees (no limit to number) as award recipients each year.
    The award(s) will be announced at the annual Business Affairs Service Pins Ceremony held on or about the month of May each year.
  • Selected recipient(s) will receive a cash award, to be disbursed in June, and a plaque at the recognition ceremony.

Nomination Form