Employee Awards Programs
The University has the following Annual Awards programs:
- Recognition Awards
- Presidential Awards
- Loretta O'Reilly Hawkins Award
- "M" Award
Additional campus groups may also sponsor recognition awards throughout the year.
Please note that nominees must meet all award criteria. For more information, visit the Employee Recognition Awards page on the Human Resources website, or look in the Helpful Links section.
Service Awards are given to eligible employees based on length of service to the University. The first award is given at three years of service and subsequent awards are given at major service milestones.
Several different Recognition Awards are given each year. The University honors four staff members annually with a Presidential Award in the following categories:
- New Employee Excellence Award
- Continuing Excellence Award
- Outstanding Leadership Award
- Innovation Award
Loretta O'Reilly Hawkins Award
Sponsored by the Staff Association, the Loretta O'Reilly Hawkins Award is given annually to recognize an employee who demonstrates high integrity, devotion to SMU, and excellence in productivity.
The Division of Student Affairs sponsors the "M" Award that is given to a staff or faculty member who demonstrates exceptional dedication to the University for six or more continuous years of service.