Annual service awards

Each year, formal tribute is made acknowledging employee service (in five-year increments). 2018 marks the 47th annual service award celebration for VCU and VCU Health faculty and staff with five to 55 years of service.

Service Awards Ceremony and Reception
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Stuart C. Siegel Center
1200 West Broad Street

Parking: Employees with VCU parking may use reciprocal parking. Parking will also be available in the Bowe Street deck and parking passes will be available for pick up at the event.

Transportation: Special buses will provide transportation from the MCV Campus to the Siegel Center. Stops will be at Sanger Hall and 3rd and Marshall Streets. Look for the service awards signs on the buses. Recipients may also ride the existing campus connector or the Pulse to the event. 

The 2018 Service Awards List is available in MS excel format, which can be downloaded and sorted  by years of service, department name, or Vice Presidential area.  Please take a close look and report any changes/corrections  to Debbie Fitzgerald (contact information is below).

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 Debbie Fitzgerald (contact information is below) for more information on calculating adjunct service.

Questions regarding service awards:

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

2018 Milestone Gift
Each year, service award recipients celebrating 25 or more years of service may choose a gift crafted by an artist with a connection to VCU. The 2018 milestone gift is a exquisite glass platter crafted by Richmond artist and VCU alumnus, Jude Schlotzhauer. The milestone gift is on display at the Gateway Building (MCV Campus) and in the Welcome Center of the Lindsey House (Monroe Park Campus). Please order early as this platter is created  in a limited-edition of 50.