NMSU award established in 1983 by George Roberts, former NMSU assistant vice president for business affairs, and his wife, Bernice Roberts, in honor of their sons. Presented annually with a cash award provided from the Stephen W. and Robert E. Roberts Memorial Endowment fund in recognition of a staff member who has provided dedicated, outstanding service to the university. Eligibility criteria: Non-faculty status and not a member of either the Administrative Council or Academic Dean’s Council, and 5 or more consecutive years of service with the university. Depending on the award cycle, the selection criteria alternates between non-exempt staff or exempt staff. NMSU Employee Council has the final responsibility for the selection of the recipient for this award.