Department ofHuman Resources

Employee Recognition


Distinguished Staff/Administrator Awards

Distinguished Staff and Faculty

The Distinguished Staff/Administrator Awards Program is designed to recognize outstanding contributions made by employees through their accomplishments, leadership, and service to the university and its community members. The awards are presented to up to four university staff or administrative employees each year. Award recipients receive a $500 honorarium and special recognition at the university's annual Christmas and holiday luncheon.


Service Awards

In appreciation for their long-term service, faculty, staff and administrators of the university who are regularly employed in a with benefits status (.5 FTE or more) will receive special recognition during major anniversary years: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and more.

Anniversary awards are typically presented at the university's annual Christmas and holiday luncheon. At that time, recognition and gifts are given to acknowledge and celebrate those with major anniversaries falling in the current fiscal year (i.e. June 1 through May 31 of that particular year).


Quigg Awards

Quigg

The Carol Sheffels Quigg Award for Excellence and Innovation honors faculty, staff and students who demonstrate unusually inventive, original and creative approaches to advance the mission of the university. Established through an endowment gift by Quigg, a regent of PLU, each award includes a grant.  Award recipients are typically recognized at the university's annual Christmas and holiday luncheon.


Faculty Excellence Awards

Faculty Excellence

The university sponsors Faculty Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding accomplishments of the faculty in five areas of faculty work: teaching, advising, mentoring, research, and service. The recipients have been nominated and selected by their peers, signifying their high regard among those who know them well.


Rose Window

Rose Window

The Rose Window Society is comprised of those faculty, staff, and administrators still actively working who have achieved their 20-year anniversaries, and all early, phased, and regular retirees who have served PLU for 20 years or more. The annual Rose Window dinner, typically held each May, is an opportunity to honor current university retirees.


Farewell Reception

Farewell Reception

The annual Farewell Reception recognizes those leaving or retiring from PLU. The campus community is invited to honor these special friends and colleagues.