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Distinguished Honors Awards Now Open

Nominate a staff member for our Distinguished Honor Awards by March 15

It is once again time to honor a deserving staff member through the university’s Distinguished Honor Awards. Similar to last year, eligible staff can be nominated for universitywide awards, a  Central Fiscal Unit (CFU) award and four School of Medicine awards. Danforth Campus school-specific awards are also listed online. 

Nominations will open Feb. 5 and will be accepted through 5 p.m. on March 15, at which time the universitywide committee will review and make their winner selections. Awardees will be notified in mid-April and recognized at the 2024 Recognition Gala. 

We want to hear from you about which staff you think are most deserving of these special awards so we can celebrate their dedication to WashU! Each nominee should go above and beyond for the university, make an impact on those around them and have a commitment to growing and evolving the community. Please consider nominating eligible staff members. The eligibility and award criteria for each award are listed on the Distinguished Service Honors page. Written submissions nominations should be between 200-300 words. 

If you would like to be a part of the universitywide or School of Medicine selection committees, or have additional questions, please email