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The University strives to promote the success of faculty and staff who contribute and support the University through their daily interactions, research, and commitment to JMU by offering a variety of recognition options:  


The Duke2Duke program is the university's peer recognition program that allows any faculty or staff member to acknowledge behaviors and actions of their peers that align with the university or an individual’s departmental Mission, Vision and Values.

Governor’s Awards

The state sponsored Governor’s Awards recognize and reward deserving employees and provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the work state employees do every day on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Purple Star Awards

Through the President’s Office, Purple Star Awards recognize an employee’s outstanding efforts and achievements that contribute to the success of the university during the prior year.

Informal Recognition

Informal recognition includes unscripted and spontaneous recognition.  It can be a powerful motivator for employees.  It is given regularly and can include words of praise, gratitude, encouragement or a handwritten ‘thank you’ note. 


Click on the boxes below to explore the various award and recognition opportunities available to you as a JMU employee. 

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