Staff Council Awards & Recognition

Congratulations to all our award recipients recognized at the All Staff Awards Meeting and Luncheon! To see photos from the event, please go to: 

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 2020-2021 Employee of the Year! Lora works as a Manager for Informational Technology. 

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Congratulations to our May 2021 Employee of the Month, Chris Garcia! Chris is the Administrative Assistant for the School of Music.

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 at

All part-time and full-time WTAMU Staff and SSC employees are eligible to be nominated for Employee of the Month. Please review the the nomination process rules, procedures and eligibility for nomination before submitting a nomination.

Staff Excellence Awards

The Clarence E. Thompson University Staff Excellence Award is meant to recognize and honor any current non-faculty employee of West Texas A&M University for distinguished service in his/her particular department.

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Staff Excellence Award winners! We will announce our 2020-2021 Staff Excellence Award recipients at the Faculty and Staff Convocation. 

Jon Davis
Jon Davis

Clarence E. Thompson Award

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Shawn Burns
Shawn Burns

Staff Excellence Award


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Susan Allen
Susan Allen

Staff Excellence Award


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