Service Awards & Retirement Recognition

Congratulations to all TWU's service awards and retirement recipients. There will be a celebration at each campus, with reception following.

2023 Service Awards & Retirement Recognition Recipients

Houston Campus May 1, 2023 2pm 1120 Auditorium
Dallas Campus May 3, 2023 2pm 1010 Auditorium 
Denton Campus May 4, 2023 2pm Southeast Ballroom of Hubbard Hall
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:

2022 Awards

September 2, 2017


September 1, 2018

5 years

September 2, 2012


September 1, 2013

10 years

September 2, 2007


September 1, 2008

15 years

September 2, 2002


September 1, 2003

20 years

September 2, 1997


September 1, 1998

25 years

September 2, 1992


September 1, 1993

30 years

September 2, 1987


September 1, 1988

35 years

September 2, 1982


September 1, 1983

40 years

September 2, 1977


September 1, 1978

45 years

September 2, 1972


September 1, 1973

50 year

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

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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