Our progress and reputation as an institution depend upon the faculty and staff who
work to inspire one another, and our students. Congratulations to all Service Award
recipients. We appreciate your commitment to the university and thank you for helping
to strengthen our mission.
Message to Award Recipients
President Kim E. Schatzel and members of the President's Council join me in offering congratulations on the
occasion of your service anniversary at Towson University. Your commitment to the
University is appreciated, and we are pleased to recognize your achievements. Our
progress and reputation as an institution depend upon the faculty and staff who work
to inspire one another, our students, and our community partners. Thank you for helping
to strengthen our mission.
- Kristi Yowell Interim Associate Vice President, Office of Human Resources
About the Service Awards Program
The Service Awards Breakfast and Ceremony takes place each spring at SECU Arena to
honor faculty and staff that have completed 5-year increments of service to the university
as of December 31 of the preceding year. This timing allows the Office of Human Resources
to facilitate the gift ordering, certificate printing, and logistical planning of
the breakfast and ceremony.
Event Information & Menu
The Service Awards Program will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am. The menu for the breakfast typically includes assorted pastries and baked goods,
fruit, eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, and french toast, as well as a selection of
beverages. Dietary needs can be accommodated upon request when you RSVP.
Award recipients were sent an email to their Towson University account with directions
on how to place a gift order. Service award recipients needed to place orders by the
deadline indicated (Thursday, March 16, 2017). No default gift order will be placed as in years past. All awards (gifts) are mailed directly to the recipients' homes. Service Award certificates
are handed out during the ceremony.
All award recipients and non-recipients need a ticket to attend. No tickets are available
at the door. Award recipients with 5 - 20 years of service receive a complimentary
ticket for them to attend the event. Recipients with 25 years of service or more receive
two complimentary tickets; one for them and one for a guest.
For the second year, we will issue e-Tickets. Details will be sent to recipients via
email on how to order their e-Ticket(s) at the beginning of the month of April. An
email will be sent to non-recipient faculty and staff who would like to attend in
Shuttle service will be provided between Lots 13 and 14 and SECU Arena. Shuttle service
begins at 7:30am. Please allow 15 minutes for parking in Lots 13 and 14, travel, and
arena seating. Due to the number of attendees, we ask that you carpool to the event. VIP
guests and retirees will be notified about their parking arrangements.
It seems that I am receiving my service award in year 6, 16, 21, 26, etc. Why is that?
At Towson University, we calculate milestone service years for eligible faculty and
staff that have completed their 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, etc. years of service beginning
January 1 through December 31 of their respective milestone year.
Celebrating the Annual Service Awards Breakfast and Ceremony after December 31 allows
recipients to complete their milestone and receive their award in the early spring
of the following year.
This also allows the staff of the Office of Human Resources time to facilitate the
gift ordering, certificate printing, and the planning logistics time needed to facilitate
the breakfast and ceremony for the large number of recipients, campus leaders, and
guests that attend.