Employee Recognition Program

Pillars of Excellence

This program is designed to acknowledge employees who demonstrate a sustained high level of performance and inspire others to do their best. This program may be used by departments as “colleague to colleague” recognition or by managers/supervisors to recognize an employee or a team for outstanding performance. To nominate an employee or a team, please use a Pillars of Excellence Award form, which is coming soon.  

Nominations are forwarded to Human Resources/Equal Opportunity & Outreach. All nominations are reviewed by a Recognition Committee, which will include faculty and staff representatives. Successor committees will be made upon previous year award recipients. All nominees will receive a citation acknowledging their nomination. Award recipients will be selected based on criteria which will align with the UMass Lowell Pillars of Excellence:

  1. Transformational Education
  2. Global Engagement and Inclusive Culture
  3. Innovative Research and Entrepreneurship
  4. Leverage Our Legacy and Our Place
  5. Entrepreneurial Stewardship In Higher Education

Each year, all award recipients will be invited to a reception with their managers and member of the Executive and Senior Cabinet to receive a certificate and personalized gift. These award recipients will also be recognized in Today@UMass Lowell.