Employee Recognition Program

Northern Michigan University recognizes the collective contributions of every employee to the overall mission and commitment to the core values of the university. Our Recognition Programs are designed to encourage opportunities for those efforts to be acknowledged on a regular and on-going basis.

We strive to stimulate a culture of appreciation and foster a spirit of community. Every day is an opportunity for colleagues, co-workers and managers/supervisors to recognize employees for their contributions and service to the university.

Recognition can serve to energize and revitalize an employee and contributes to creating a more productive, motivated, and engaged employee.



Snapshot of Excellence

"Kelsey set the standards for all NMU employees - dedicated, positive, encouraging and appreciatice of students, and able to take on any sized task and execute flawlessly.'"

NMU's Strategic Outcomes and Core Values
are our drivers for success!


     Excellence in Service Awards      2018 Excellence in Service Winners      Everyday Ways to Say Thank You
     Distinguished Team Awards      2018 Distinguished Team Winners      Tips on Writing a Nomination
     Faculty Awards      Past Award Winners  
     Years of Service    
     Retirement Recognition    
     Faculty & Staff Recognition Luncheon    


Make Your Nomination Today!

Excellence in Service Award Nomination

Do you know someone who carries out our core values to provide excellent service to students, co-workers, and our community?

Make a Nomination Now!


Distinguished Team Award Nomination

Is there an outstanding team who carries out NMU initiatives, programs, and projects through the consideration of NMU's strategic outcomes, mission and core values?

Nominate the Team!