We proudly honor the faculty and staff who inspire and support our campus community.
Friday, April 21
8:30 - 11:00 am
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 Faculty and Staff Annual Recognition Event after December 31 allows recipients to complete their milestone and receive their award in the early spring of the following year.
This also allows time for the facilitation of gift ordering, certificate printing, as well as, the planning of the breakfast and ceremony for the large number of recipients, campus leaders, and guests.
All award recipients and non-recipients need a ticket to attend. Tickets are not available
at the door.
Award recipients with 5 - 25 years of service receive one complimentary ticket to attend the event.
Recipients with 30 years of service or more receive two complimentary tickets; one for them and one for a guest.
General Campus (Faculty and Staff only) will receive an invitation through their TU
Space is limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to individuals being recognized. To guarantee seating, please RSVP as soon as possible.
Once the event sells out, tickets will no longer be available.
Yes, 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.
Towson Center Lot 8 and Stadium lots 4 & 5
Contact Office of Human Resources Customer Service, HRTU AT_TOWSON or 410-704-2162.
The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Faculty and Staff Awards represent the highest honor presented by the Board of Regents. Each year, selection committees at TU solicit, review and steward qualifying nominations, then forward recommendations to the president for consideration. TU finalists are submitted to the USM for final selection. The process for staff and faculty awards operate on different schedules throughout the year. USM announces staff award recipients in July and faculty award recipients in March.
The Service Awards honor faculty and staff that have completed 5-year increments of service to the university during each preceding calendar year. In 2022, there were 345 Service Award recipients celebrating 5 to 50 years of service.
The Marilyn Dannenfelser Staff Award is presented to a member of the TU administrative staff who personifies the outstanding personal and professional qualities of the late Marilyn Dannenfelser. Her daughter Kim Dannenfelser established the award to memorialize her mother and her contributions to TU. During Mrs. Dannenfelser’s 46-year career at TU she served as an executive assistant to six presidents. She was well regarded and is remembered for her tact, diplomacy, and patient demeanor.
Current Administrative Assistants and Executive Administrative Assistants are nominated by their supervisors and a recipient is chosen by a selection committee.
Robin joined the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) in October 2021 and quickly became an invaluable member of the ISSO team. She is the "frontline" staff member and is a remarkable representative, ambassador, and constant advocate for the office and the international student community we serve. In nominating Robin for the award, ISSO Director, Gail Gibbs is “always confident that Robin will interact with our audience with the utmost kindness, respect, professionalism and tact.” Robin is a fast learner and more importantly, seeks out the information and skills that will make her more efficient and knowledgeable about her job. As a TU alumna, Robin continues to embody its culture of care and support, not only for the students but for the institution. We look forward to her continued contributions to support the international students in the ISSO.
The University Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognize individuals and departments that foster greater awareness, understanding and advancement of diversity and inclusiveness at Towson University. For more information on the Diversity and Inclusion Awards please visit OIIE's University Diversity & Inclusion Awards webpage.