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We strive 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.

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


Duke2Duke is our peer recognition program. 

The Duke2Duke program gives faculty and staff the opportunity to acknowledge behaviors and actions of their peers that align with the university or an individual’s departmental Mission, Vision and Values.

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The university hosts annual recognition events to celebrate and appreciate the dedication of our faculty and staff as they reach milestones in their continued service to JMU.


Through a collaboration with the President’s Office, our annual Purple Star Awards recognize outstanding efforts and achievements from faculty and staff that have contributed to the success of the university during the prior year.


Each spring, we will honor Staff and Administrative & Professional Faculty members who have retired in the previous calendar year.

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