Staff Council Awards & Recognition

Staff Council recognized WT and SSC employees for years of service, retirement, degree completion, as well as for their dedication to the University during our 2020-2021 All Staff Awards Meeting and Luncheon. 

Congratulations to all our award recipients!


Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Employees of the Month! Those selected as Employee of the Month are eligible for Employee of the Year. Voting is now live for Employee of the Year and ends at 5 p.m. May 5. Click here to cast your vote: Contact WT Staff Council if you have questions –

How Can I Nominate a Deserving Employee?

WTAMU appreciates the efforts of the employees to achieve goals and maintain the vision of the University. Outstanding employees are to be recognized both as a reward for their performance but also to serve as a model for other employees. To nominate a deserving co-worker:­ please submit a nomination form through Submittable.

All part-time and full-time WTAMU Staff and SSC employees are eligible to be nominated for Employee-of-the-Month (EOM); faculty and student workers are not eligible (as classified with Human Resources, despite job responsibilities). Please review the nomination process rules, procedures and eligibility for nomination before submitting a nomination.

Please also leave a message on our EOM post on the Staff Council Facebook page

Employee of the Year Voting

EOM Recipients

2022-2023 EOM  
2021-2022 EOM  
2020-2021 EOM  
2019-2020 EOM  

EOM Rules & Criteria

Employee of the Year

Every May, all of the winners of the Employee of the Month award are voted upon by the entire staff to be selected as the Employee of the Year. They are announced at the annual All-Staff Awards Luncheon in June.

Please join us in congratulating Lora Haasl, the 2021 Employee of the Year! Lora works as a Manager for Informational Technology, and has been a faithful WT employee for over 18 years.

Lora Haasl 2021 EOY

Employee of the Year Recipients

Employees of the Year  
Staff Excellence Awards

The Clarence E. Thompson Staff Excellence Award is the University’s highest staff honor, and is meant to recognize and honor current non-faculty employees of WT for distinguished service in their departments. The Clarence E. Thompson Staff Excellence Award is named for a former mayor of Canyon who worked at WT for decades, ultimately serving as vice president for business and finance.

The University also gives high honors to staff members by bestowing the Staff Excellence Award.

Congratulations to our 2021 award winners! Read about this year's winners.

Chance Haugen

Clarence E. Thompson Award

Kyler Estes

Staff Excellence Award

Sarah Ramey

Staff Excellence Award