Service Awards

The university has established service awards in recognition of the contributions and commitment of our staff.

Celebrate staff who rise to the challenge to move the university forward and help us achieve our missions of research, teaching and patient care. Through service awards, we celebrate and recognize Washington University’s dedicated staff.

Awards include: 

  • Service Awards marking service year milestones
  • Gloria W. White Award for Danforth Staff
  • School of Medicine Dean’s Distinguished Service Award
  • School of Medicine Research Support Award, Operations Staff Award, and Kelley Mullen Clinical Service Award

Danforth Service Awards

Service Awards are presented to nonacademic staff for consecutive years of service during the Staff Day Program. Awards are made beginning with 10 years of continuous service and every five years thereafter. 

All service awards, including the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award, are presented to staff on Staff Day at the morning ceremony. Read more about the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award.

Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award

Gloria W. White Distinguished Service AwardThe Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award was established to provide recognition to a Danforth Campus non-academic staff member for exceptional effort and contribution that result in the betterment of Washington University. The award recognizes our staff members and acknowledges their effort and contribution. The announcement of the employee who will receive the Award and the check for $1,000 will be made during this year’s Staff Day celebration.


School of Medicine Service Awards

School of Medicine Service Awards

Each year, deserving School of Medicine Staff are recognized for their outstanding achievements. Awards include the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award, Research Support Award, Operations Staff Award, and Kelley Mullen Clinical Service Award.

Read more about the School of Medicine Service Awards.


School of Medicine Length of Service Awards

The School of Medicine Length of Service Awards honor staff members with 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30+ years of service with Washington University at a special awards ceremony held during the month of June each year.