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Awards and Appreciation

2024 Call for Nominations

The call for nominations is open now through October 27.

Does one of your coworkers show special initiative or demonstrate outstanding leadership? Have you noticed that a staff member excels at fostering workplace inclusion and collaboration? It's time to recognize them through Models of Excellence, Penn's campus-wide staff awards program.

The nomination starts with you.

Our dedicated faculty and staff do great things every day and we want to celebrate that commitment and contribution. That’s why Human Resources offers events and programs that reward and recognize the University’s most valuable asset: you!

Models of Excellence Program

The Models of Excellence program encourages excellence, provides inspiring role models, and recognizes innovative staff accomplishments. Over the last 23 years, the program has honored more than 1,700 staff members for their outstanding achievements.

Penn Family Day

Our annual Penn Family Day event lets you share Penn’s lively campus with your family and friends. Bring your loved ones along as you enjoy food, football, games, and more!

Service Recognition Awards

Penn celebrates long-term commitment to the University through the service recognition program.

25 Years of Service Celebration

Penn celebrates staff and faculty with 25 years of service at an annual celebration traditionally held on a Thursday evening during fall break in October.