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Employee Recognition Program

“Through the efforts of ASU employees, we are creating one of the greatest learning environments ever established anywhere. I appreciate the commitment and significant contributions demonstrated by our university employees, and I support the opportunities we have to acknowledge and celebrate the individual and collective accomplishments of our colleagues. ”
—Michael M. Crow, ASU President



Give Your Co-worker a SUN Award
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Recognition Tips for Managers 

Stay Interviews
Engage & retain employees

Recognition Training for ASU Managers & Supervisors
a 19-minute narrated presentation

2015 President's Recognition and Award Ceremony
At this April 14 event, President Michael Crow honored nine teams and four individuals for their exemplary work.
Watch the Award Ceremony

Read the ASU News story

May 2015 Employee Recognition Celebration
President Crow's Remarks

Linda Uhley

The Employee Recognition Program reinforces ASU's culture and supports its objectives. This program promotes and perpetuates our shared values of excellence, innovation, continuous improvement, creative expression, peer recognition, collaboration across departments and disciplines, use-inspired outcomes, and community spirit.

These awards and celebrations provide the university and employees with opportunities to recognize and celebrate the commitment and contributions of ASU employees.


The SUN Award for Individual Excellence

President’s Award for Sustainability

President's Medal for Social Embeddedness

President's Award for Innovation

Sun Devil Award for Service


Sun Devil Service Award Luncheon
Faculty and staff with 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of continuous service and those who retire with 25 or more years of continuous service to ASU will be invited to a luncheon hosted by the President's Office in the spring.

President’s Recognition Reception
Recipients of this year's President's Award for Innovation, President’s Award for Sustainability, President's Medal for Social Embeddedness and Top Multiple SUN Award designation will be honored at a private award ceremony and dessert reception hosted by the President's Office in the spring.

Annual Employee Recognition & Appreciation Events
In recognition and appreciation of the many ways ASU employees serve the University and the greater community, an annual celebration is held on each campus in the spring. ASU faculty and staff at each campus will receive more details about this celebration three weeks prior to the event.


You can now request a Framed Retirement Certificate online to honor employees retiring with at least five years of continuous service.
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