Awards and Appreciation
2023 Call for Nominations Is Closed
The 2023 Call for Models of Excellence Nominations is now closed. This year's honorees will be announced in early February and celebrated in April.
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.