2018 Recognition and Retirement Award Programs

Staff Recognition
Friday, April 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
Cardinal Hall
L. A. Pittenger Student Center
Seating reservations are required.  Please complete and submit the RSVP form


Service Recognition
Friday, May 11, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
Cardinal Hall
L. A. Pittenger Student Center

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About the Recognition Programs

Ball State University has annually recognized service employees since 1956 and initiated the staff recognition program in 1965. The tradition continues each spring when over 100 employees are honored for years of service and retirement. 

In addition to recognition for years of service and retirement, employees are also recognized for special achievements as follows:

Staff Personnel Achievement Awards

  • The A. Jane Morton Award is an award initiated by the Office of Academic Research in 1979 and presented annually by Staff Council in honor of the late A. Jane Morton. The award cites a Ball State employee by peer nomination for outstanding service to the university.
  • The University Meritorious Service Award was initiated in 1986. University officers present these awards for contributions made to the university.

Service Personnel Achievement Awards

  • The Skills Training Program is a three-year program that encourages individuals to enter the skilled trade, provides training that will develop the necessary skills for successful employment, and insures the university of a continuous supply of proficient skilled trades' employees. A certificate is presented by the supervisor of trainees and the director of engineering/operations to employees who successfully complete the program requirements.