Staff Council Awards & Recognition

Staff Council recognizes WT, SSC, and Aramark employees for years of service, retirement, degree completion, as well as for their dedication to the University during the annual All-Staff Service Awards Luncheon. 

Congratulations to all our award recipients!


Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our July 2024 Employee of the Month, Sharon Murdock! Sharon serves as the Associate Director for Recreational Sports. Join us to celebrate Sharon at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22 on the third floor of Old Main. 

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

Sharon Murdock

EOM Information

EOM Information

EOM Recipients

2024-2025 EOM  
2023-2024 EOM  
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 Mike Young, the 2023 Employee of the Year! Mike works as the IT Manager ll. Mike's unwavering dedication, exceptional work ethic, and outstanding contributions have set the standard for excellence within our organization. We applaud his achievements and thank him for his invaluable commitment to making West Texas A&M University a great community. 

Mike Young 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 2023 award winners! Read about this year's winners.

Shelly McCune

Clarence E. Thompson Award

Amber Black

Staff Excellence Award

Krista Posey

Staff Excellence Award