Annual service recognition celebration

The annual Service Recognition Celebration, which was originally scheduled to take place in October of 2020, was held 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!

We look forward to the 2021 Service Recognition Celebration, which will recognize VCU and VCU Health employees achieving milestones in 5 year increments between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, to be held in the Fall of 2021. Stay tuned!

Each year, formal tribute is made acknowledging employee service (in five-year increments). 2020 marks the 49th annual service recognition celebration for VCU and VCU Health faculty and staff with 5 to 55 years of service. 


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)


Service Recognition Celebration 2020 - View the virtual event!

Service Recognition Celebration 2019