Staff Awards Programs and Recognition

Congratulations to the President’s Staff Excellence Awards and the President’s Departmental/Team Excellence Awards recipients!

President's Staff Excellence Award

The President's Staff Excellence Award is bestowed every year on the top university staff employees who best represent high achievement in their contributions to the university. Award recipients receive a one-time cash award and will be honored during a unified recognition event in the spring. Use the links below for award eligibility, criteria, to access the nomination form and to view a list of current and past recipients.

New Award: President's Departmental/Team Excellence Award

The University is introducing a new award to recognize departments, teams or groups of employees whose achievements advance or support the university's initiatives to transform the Tulane experience. Recipients will receive a one-time cash award and will be honored during a unified recognition event this spring which will include staff members who reach milestone service anniversaries. Use the links below for award eligibility, criteria, and to access the nomination form. 


Tulane Staff Legacy Award

This honor is bestowed on those staff employees who voluntarily leave the university in good standing after 25 years of continuous, full-time staff employment at Tulane.  Those whose service has been awarded legacy status may maintain an active Tulane email account, participate in the extended tuition waiver program,* maintain library privileges, have access to Tulane dining facilities, access the Reily Center at employee rates, receive discounted tickets for athletic events and the bookstore and have access to lectures, concerts and theater performances on campus that are open to the university community. Use the links below for award eligibility, criteria and to access the nomination form.

*Extended tuition waiver benefit is available to all staff employees who meet eligibility requirements as outlined in the staff handbook regardless of Legacy Award status.


Yvette Milner Jones Award

In recognition of Yvette M. Jones' longstanding leadership, dedication, and tireless service to the advancement of Tulane University, the Tulane University Board established the Yvette Milner Jones Award. This award will be bestowed upon an outstanding Tulane University staff member or administrator for his or her superior achievement, dedicated service, and involvement in the affairs of the Tulane University community. Use the link below for award eligibility, criteria and selection process. This award will be offered again in 2019.


1st Annual Unified Recognition Event

In 2017, the university hosted the first annual Unified Recognition Event.

Historically, events are held each spring on the Uptown, Downtown, and Tulane National Primate Center campuses to recognize all regular full-time staff employees who have reached a milestone anniversary in increments of 5 years during the previous calendar year.

In 2017, all campuses joined together to recognize not only milestone anniversaries, but also President's Staff Excellence Award recipients and President's Departmental/Team Excellence Award recipients.

Please see below for staff that reached a milestone anniversary during 2016 and recipients of the President's Staff Excellence & Departmental/Team Excellence Awards:

For questions please contact the Office of Human Resources at 504-865-4748

HR, University Square, 200 Broadway, Suite 122, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5280