Faculty & Staff Recognition

Towson University's progress and reputation depend on the faculty and staff who inspire and support our students and each other. Congratulations to all award recipients. We appreciate your commitment to the university and thank you for strengthening our mission.

TU celebrates faculty and staff achievements at an annual recognition event in the SECU Arena.  This year's ceremony will be held on May 7, 2019.  Many different categories of faculty and staff awards will be celebrated, including:

Service Awards

The Service Awards honor faculty and staff that have completed 5-year increments of service to the university during each preceding calendar year. Review the FAQs (see below) or contact  at 410-704-2162 for additional information, including gift selection, ticket information, and event parking.

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 annual service at a ceremony after December 31 allows recipients to complete their milestone and receive their award in the early spring of the following year.

BOR Faculty and Staff Awards

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Faculty and Staff Awards represent the highest honor presented by the Board of
Regents to exemplary staff (exempt and nonexempt) and faculty employees
from institutions within the USM.

TU staff and faculty selection committees annually solicit, review and steward qualifying nominations, and forward their recommendations to the president for consideration. TU finalists are then forwarded 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 mid-July and faculty award recipients in mid-April.

Criteria & PRIZE

The awards are based on the quality of the nominee’s work performed
within their institution, community or surrounding environment, and are
measured by the impact the nominee makes within the specified award
category. The nominee’s success is expected to be beyond the scope of
their full-time professional responsibilities. The selected award recipients
receive a $2,000 monetary prize and a recognition plaque from the USM.

We are proud to honor all of TU’s finalists for their exemplary work in
advancing the university’s mission, goals and priorities and being an
inspiration to their colleagues across the campus.

University Diversity and Inclusion Awards

The University Diversity and Inclusion Awards are designed to recognize four individuals and two departments that foster greater awareness, understanding and advancement of diversity and inclusiveness at Towson University.

FAQs

WHEN IS THE EVENT?

The Faculty and Staff Annual Recognition Event will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 9 a.m. to noon.

HOW DO I PLACE MY GIFT ORDER?

Award recipients will be sent an email to their Towson University account with directions on how to place a gift order. Service award recipients will need to place orders by Wednesday, April 3, 2019. All awards (gifts) and certificates will be mailed directly to the recipients' homes. 

my work anniversary was over a year ago, why am i just getting my award?

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.

IS THIS A TICKETED EVENT?

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.

We will continue to 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 late April.

WHAT IS ON THE MENU FOR THIS EVENT?

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.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK FOR THE EVENT?

Shuttle service will be provided between Lots 13 and 14 and SECU Arena. Shuttle service begins at 7:30 a.m. 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.

Other Questions?

  • I received an email but the number listed is incorrect. Who do I contact?
  • I didn’t receive an email but I just completed X number of years. Who do I contact?
  • How do I put my preferred name on my certificate?
  • How do I request Special accommodations?

For Answers to these and other questions:

Please call or email our Customer Service team at 410-704-2162 or .