Service Awards & Retirement Recognition

Click here for a complete list of 2019 Service Awards & Retirement Recipients List  
You are invited to join the University in recognizing our 2018 Service Awards & Retirement Recipients.

Denton Campus
April 25, 2019
MCL Auditorium #101
2:00 p.m.
Dallas Campus
April 29th, 2019
IHSD 3620
2:00 p.m.
Houston Campus
May 1, 2019
IHSH 2111/2120
1:00 p.m. 

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:

2019 Awards

September 2, 2013


September 1, 2014

5 years

September 2, 2008


September 1, 2009

10 years

September 2, 2003


September 1, 2004

15 years

September 2, 1998


September 1, 1999

20 years

September 2, 1993


September 1, 1994

25 years

September 2, 1988


September 1, 1989

30 years

September 2, 1983


September 1, 1984

35 years

September 2, 1978


September 1, 1979

40 years

September 2, 1973


September 1, 1974

45 years

September 2, 1968


September 1, 1969

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: Estela Long, Manager of Compensation, Myrna Flores, Manager of Recruitment, Sharon Cowan, Manager of HR Accounting, Jane Sewald, Senior HR Generalist, Melissa Ozuna Dillon, Manager of Employee Development & Communications

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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