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Click here for a complete list of 2017 Service Awards & Retirement Recipients List  
You are invited to join the University in recognizing our 2017 Service Awards & Retirement Recipients.

Denton Campus
April 27, 2017
Southwest Room,
Hubbard Hall
2:00 p.m.

Dallas Campus
May 1, 2017
IHSD 3620
2:00 p.m.

Houston Campus
May 3, 2017
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:

2017 Awards

September 2, 2011


September 1, 2012

5 years

September 2, 2006


September 1, 2007

10 years

September 2, 2001


September 1, 2002

15 years

September 2, 1996


September 1, 1997

20 years

September 2, 1991


September 1, 1992

25 years

September 2, 1986


September 1, 1987

30 years

September 2, 1981


September 1, 1982

35 years

September 2, 1976


September 1, 1977

40 years

September 2, 1971


September 1, 1972

45 years

September 2, 1966


September 1, 1967

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, Jana 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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