Annual service awards

Each year, formal tribute is made acknowledging employee service (in five-year increments). 2018 marked the 47th annual service award celebration for VCU and VCU Health faculty and staff with five to 55 years of service. The ceremony and reception was held on October 2.

2018 Service Awards
Watch the 2018 Service Awards video below, where employees celebrating 45 years of service reflect on their careers at VCU.

Service awards eligibility is calculated from award eligible service only and may not reflect an individuals total state service. For example:

  • Any paid service (including hourly service) at VCU and the VCU Health System is included in calculating eligibility for recognition.
  • Service earned at other state agencies/higher education institutions is not included in calculating eligibility for recognition.

Adjunct Service
Adjunct service counts towards service award eligibility. The employing department/dean's office must notify HR of the eligible service of adjunct employees. Contact Cindi Phares (contact information is below) for more information on calculating adjunct service.

Questions regarding service awards:

  • For the university - contact Cindi Phares at or call 828-1521
  • For VCU Health - contact or call 628-HR4U (4748) or toll free (844) 989-HR4U (4748)


2018 Service Award Video

View the 2018 service awards video.