Kent State University sponsors various programs and events annually to recognize the many contributions of its faculty and staff. Some programs are university-wide, while others are sponsored by departments, divisions, and regional campuses within the university system.
Listed below are several university-wide recognition programs sponsored by the Division of Human Resources.
Milestone Years of Service
Staff employees are recognized when they reach a milestone year of continuous service with the university.
Per university policy 3342-6-07.11, classified employees receive a service achievement award — in the form of a cash payment — at every five-year milestone. View more information on the service achievement awards.
In January, 2008, unclassified employees began receiving a certificate and a gift at every five-year milestone. Employees in this group will receive a catalog with a choice of gifts available and instructions for ordering the gift of their choice.
Office Support Staff Recognition Program
Each spring Kent State hosts a luncheon and program to recognize Kent State employees who provide office support in departments throughout the eight campuses. The program is held in April, in conjunction with the national observance of Administrative Professionals Day.
The 2013 Office Support Staff Recognition Program will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Click here to see Door Prize Recipients and Donors from 2012.
President's Excellence Award
A new program to recognize Kent State University staff who have demonstrated exceptional performance in advancing one of the goals of the university's Excellence agenda during the previous fiscal year. The nomination process for 2012 has passed. Recipients will be announced in December. Click here for more information.
Twenty Year Club Service Awards Program
Honors classified and unclassified employees who have 20 years of continuous service at Kent State. The dinner program was established in 1966 and is held every year in the spring.
The 2013 Twenty Year Club Service Award Program will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. View the Twenty Year Club Web site
Veterans Day Program
Each November Kent State hosts a Veterans Day Program to express appreciation for student, faculty, staff and community men and women who are veterans or current members of the U.S. military. Members of Kent State’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs, staff from the Center for Adult and Veterans Services and students from Undergraduate Student Government help plan and participate in the commemoration. Watch a video about Kent State University's Veterans Day Commemoration.