Service Awards

Service Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 UVA Service Award Honorees! 

Certificates, Pins, and Gifts

  • UVA Staff and Team Members celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years at UVA will receive their certificate, pin, and letter from Executive Leadership this Summer. Certificates will be available for pick-up at in-person events at the Omni (see dates below). If honorees cannot attend in-person events, certificate packages will be mailed to homes.
  • All honorees with 25 or more years of service will be offered a choice of gifts from the UVA Bookstore at in-person events. If honorees cannot attend the event, a link for selecting a gift will be emailed to each honoree, then shipped to homes or, if preferable, delivered to a department. 

Celebrating 10, 15, and 20 years at UVA 

  • Academic VP areas will celebrate their honorees within their departments at small functions/events.
  • UVA Health honorees with 10, 15, and 20 years of service will be invited to a reception on July 14th at the Charlottesville Omni.

Celebrating 25 or more years at UVA

  • Academic staff with 25 or more years at UVA will be invited to a dinner on July 18th at the Charlottesville Omni. 
  • UVA Health team members with 25 or more years at UVA will be invited to celebrate in person on August 2nd, 2022 at the Charlottesville Omni.

Tribute Videos for those with 40 or more years of service

  • Tribute Videos are one of the ways departments can honor those celebrating 40 or more years of service at UVA. Please refer to the drop-down menu at bottom of page for details.


  • Celebratory Zoom backgrounds

  • How are Service Awards calculated?

    Service Awards are calculated by hire date between July 2, 2021 and July 1, 2022. If you are unsure of the anniversary you are celebrating, please login to Workday and look at 'Overview' in your profile on the left side of your screen, and then select Service Dates' at the top center of your screen.

    If you are an Academic employee, click on 'Academic Years of Service.' If you are a Medical Center team member, click on 'Medical Center Years of Service.' 

    Employees with long tenure contribute to the University in many ways, and offer a valuable knowledge-base that supports our overall work and mission. To show our appreciation, we recognize and award those who achieve long-term service milestones – 10 years of continuous service and every five years after. Thank you for your commitment!


    Service anniversaries of 10, 15, and 20 years by July 1 are honored at a University-wide reception annually. If you reach your 25 or more years of service milestones, we are proud to celebrate with you at the Annual Service Awards Dinner. If you have not reached your anniversary by July 1 of the award year, you will be recognized the following year. For example, someone hired July 4, 2008 celebrates a 10 year anniversary in 2019. 

    Who Is Eligible?

    University Staff (salaried, academic division), classified staff (salaried, academic division), UVA Health staff (salaried), and employees who have converted from Faculty to Staff (credited from the date of initial hire) are all eligible. This includes:

    • Service in any department
    • Salaried part-time employment
    • Service on a wage basis (appropriately recorded)
    • Military Leave service (taken according to leave regulations)
    • Leave without pay to attend school (recorded and certified by supervisor)
    • Non-continuous service (the total amount of employment, even if interrupted)

    Non-staff (faculty, students, etc.) are not eligible.

  • Create a Tribute Video

    UVA HR is offering Tribute Videos for those celebrating 40 or more years at UVA. See this Tribute Video Tutorial for more information.

    This way of sending personal messages in a consolidated video form is very special for those who are celebrating such a big milestone. 

    See this Retirement Tribute Video of a recent UVA Health Retiree for an example.

  • 55 year honorees

    Linda S. Tomlin, School of Medicine

  • 50 year honorees

    Rebecca D. Bowers, School of Nursing

    Sandra D. Harris, UVA Law School

    Barbara Delores Hawkins, Dining Services

    Paul K. Merrel, UVA Hospital

    Larry D. White, UVA Hospital

  • 45 year honorees

    Phyllis M. Bibb, School of Engineering 

    Odell Durrette-Vest, UVA Hospital 

    Jackie W. Johnson, Police Department

    Theresa S. Lamb, School of Arts and Sciences, Drama 

    Diane W. Mundell, ITS Enterprise Applications

    Melody J. Newman, UVA Hospital

    Peggy S. Pasternak, Hospital Administration

    Debra L. Scott, School of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry

    Alicia Suarez-Martinez, UVA Hospital

    Donald Graves Tooley, Facilities Management

    Stanley A. Wells, UVA Hospital

    Joy H. West, UVA Law

    Donald Keith Woodson, Facilities Management

  • Retirees working Wage or Temp

    Mark Beckman, 35 years, Medical Center

    Deborah Bennett, 20 years, Medical Center

    Linda Boyter, 15 years, Law School

    Kathy Burns, 40 years, Medical Center

    Marianne Capone, 10 years, Medical Center

    Sallie Darnell, 20 years, Student Affairs

    Janice Davis, 20 years, UVA Wise

    Susan Dietrich, 30 years, School of Medicine

    Annabel Downs, 25 years, Student Affairs

    Valerie Goodman, 20 years, Medical Center

    Audrey Martin, 35 years, Research

    Diane Payne, 40 years, School of Medicine

    Iris Roberts, 45 years, Provost

    Mohamad Saidal, 10 years, Facilities Management

    Janet Small, 45 years, School of Medicine

    Mary Steele, 20 years, Medical Center

    Mark Wells, 15 years, School of Medicine