Annual Awards Celebration

Wayne State University recognizes employees for their years of service every five years, beginning at ten years of service and concluding with those who have retired from the university. If you've reached a milestone year, we hope you will join us at the Employee Recognition Annual Award Ceremony in April, 2023, where we'll celebrate our esteemed retirees and milestone years of service honorees.

All honorees and retirees will be invited to attend the Employee Recognition Annual Awards Ceremony where we will recognize their contributions to the university. During the ceremony, employees with 10, 15 and 20 years of service will be collectively recognized by service year. Employees with 25 or more years of service and retirees will receive a certificate that will be mailed to them prior to the event.

Honorees & Retirees will receive:

  • An invitation to the ceremony
  • Have their name included in the Employee Recognition Program.
  • Receive a certificate for their years of service. Certificates will be mailed to the honoree's office or home prior to the program.
  • A special gift that corresponds to their years of service. Prior to the program, catalogs will be mailed to eligible employees and retirees to choose from a variety of awards. Orders may be placed anytime until the deadline specified.

This program is limited in capacity and will be by invitation only. RSVPs will be required. Please check back to this website for updates often. 

We encourage all Schools, Colleges and Divisions to recognize and celebrate the milestones achieved by all service level employees in a way that each deems appropriate.

Questions? Email the WSU Employee Recognition Team at