Annual Service Recognition Celebration

2022-2023 Service Recognition recipients (those who reached milestones between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022) received an email message from our gift vendor, C.A. Short, on February 1st with instructions on how to request your service pin or gift (5, 10 15 year employees receive a service pin and 20+ years can select a gift). More information with details of the in-person event will be coming from C.A. Short in March.



2022-2023 Service Recognition Celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at the Siegel Center. All VCU and VCU Health employees who reach a 5 year milestone between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 will be recognized at and invited to this celebratory event. Individuals will also be given the opportunity to order their service pin (5, 10, or 15 years of service) or gift (20+ years of service) in early 2023. If you have reached a milestone in 2022, you will be receiving an email from President Rao in late January and then one from our gift vendor on February 1st. You must order your pin or gift. It is not sent automatically. Please follow the instructions in the emails. For further questions, please contact

2021-2022 Service Recognition Celebration

The annual Service Recognition Celebration recognizes VCU and VCU Health employees achieving milestones in 5 year increments. For information about the 2021-2022 celebration, visit the 2021-2022 April Service Recognition Celebration page. 

2020-2021 Service Recognition Celebration
The annual Service Recognition Celebration, which was originally scheduled to take place in October of 2020, was held virtually on March 23, 2021. You can view the entire event at any time. We believe our greatest asset is and will always be our employees and we are proud of the years of service each one has provided to VCU and the continued relationship we have. We look forward to celebrating together!



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:

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

Service Recognition Celebration 2021-2022 - View the recording of the live stream as well as the 45+ year video 

Service Recognition Celebration 2020 - View the virtual event!

Service Recognition Celebration 2019