Celebration of Excellence
In an effort to centralize the majority of faculty/staff awards previously presented at separate events such as Convocation* (Fall), Provost and Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony (Spring), and the Employee Recognition Ceremony (Spring), and to create a more cohesive and inclusive celebration of all Western employees, a new awards event, the “Celebration of Excellence,” will be held annually in the late spring. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the June 5, 2020 awards ceremony and reception has been postponed until October, 2020. More information will be provided as soon as the new event date is confirmed.
This event will include an awards ceremony to present all of the faculty and staff awards listed below, followed by a reception to bring Western employees together to celebrate collectively. In addition to the awards presentations, employees reaching service milestones (recognition begins with the fifth year of continuous employment at WWU, and every five years after that) will receive their years of service pins and other individual and group honors will be showcased.
*Convocation will still be held at the start of each academic year, it will just no longer include an employee awards portion.
Please click on the arrow next to each award for more information on the award, nomination details, and links to the appropriate college or department that manages the award and nomination process.