Service Awards & Retirement Recognition

2020 Service Awards & Retirement Recipient  Celebration Video

Recipients List

All Service Awards Events Have Been Cancelled. HR will contact all recipients when all campuses are open. 

Service Awards  

Service awards are calculated on years of continuous service to TWU in a benefits-eligible position, excluding breaks in service, temporary and/or student positions. Service awards are based on the fiscal year rather than on first employment dates. Example of hire dates:

2020 Awards

September 2, 2014


September 1, 2015

5 years

September 2, 2009


September 1, 2010

10 years

September 2, 2004


September 1, 2005

15 years

September 2, 1999


September 1, 2000

20 years

September 2, 1994


September 1, 1995

25 years

September 2, 1989


September 1, 1990

30 years

September 2, 1984


September 1, 1985

35 years

September 2, 1979


September 1, 1980

40 years

September 2, 1974


September 1, 1975

45 years

September 2, 1969


September 1, 1970

50 year

*Retirees returning to work in benefits-eligible positions are eligible to receive an award if there is no break in service.

Service Awards Committee: Myrna Flores, Manager of Recruitment, Sharon Cowan, Manager of HR Accounting, Jane Sewald, Senior HR Generalist-Payroll, Melissa Ozuna Dillon, Manager of Employee Development & Communications, Teri Hasten, Manager of Compensation and Rhonda Redfearn, Senior HR Generalist-Recruitment

Service Recognition Awards
Pins presented for service to TWU are replicas of the university seal with a jewel inset in the center of the star.

50 Years

10 karat gold pin with 6 diamond insets

45 Years

10 karat gold pin with 5 diamond insets

40 Years

10 karat gold pin with a diamond inset

35 Years

Gold and silver pin with a diamond inset

25 & 30 Years

Gold filled pin with a diamond inset

20 Years

Gold pin with an emerald inset

15 Years

Gold pin with a sapphire inset

10 Years

Gold pin with a ruby inset

5 Years

Silver plated replica pin




Crystal bowl etched with the university seal


All retirees must have made an appointment with Benefits in the Office of Human Resources before becoming a TWU Retirement Recipient. Please see information below:

TWU Retiree To be considered a TWU Retiree and be honored at TWU’s Service Awards & Retirement Recognition Program, employees must have a minimum of 10 years of unwithdrawn State or Texas ISD service and be at least 65 years of age, OR have a minimum of 10 years of unwithdrawn State or Texas ISD service and meet Rule of 80 (age + years of service).  Please note, employees may be eligible to retire without meeting these conditions but will not be considered a TWU Retiree.  Retirees are honored only once.  Each retiree is honored at time of retirement regardless of any future return to work agreements.  Faculty members who choose to participate in the Retired Teaching Option (RTO) will be honored as a retiree BEFORE beginning RTO employment.


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