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Nominate a colleague for a Distinguished Service Award

Recognizes employees who have provided exceptional service to MSU Denver and its mission.

March 6, 2018

Tivoli in winterNominations for the annual Distinguished Service Awards are open.

The award was established in 1977 to recognize employees who have provided exceptional service to the MSU Denver community and its mission in the following general areas:

  • Longevity: service on a permanent basis over a period of at least 10 years.
  • Breadth: high quality contributions over the years.
  • Significance: motivated by dedication and commitment to Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Up to five awards can be given each year: the President’s Award; the Distinguished Service Awards for classified staff, administrator and faculty; and the Extraordinary Service Award. There is no minimum and the committee does not have to issue any or all awards for a given year.

Award recipients are recognized at the Faculty and Staff Appreciation BBQ on May 1 and receive a $2,000 stipend.

To be eligible for the award, individuals must be current employees of the University with a minimum of 10 years of service and must not have previously received one of these honors. Submissions should include a letter of nomination and two additional letters of support.

The deadline to submit a nomination is March 20.

For more detailed information and to submit a nomination, visit

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