Recognition Programs

Ball State has annually recognized service employees since 1956, and initiated the staff recognition program in 1965. The tradition continues each spring when over 100 employees are honored for years of service, special achievements, and retirement

Awards Given

A. Jane Morton Award

The A. Jane Morton Award is an award initiated by the Office of Academic Research in 1979 and presented annually by the Staff Council in honor of the late A. Jane Morton. The award recognizes a Ball State employee by peer nomination for outstanding service to the university.

University Meritorious Service Award

The University Meritorious Service Award was initiated in 1986. University officers present these awards for contributions made to the university. Learn more about the award.

Award Given

Skills Training Program

The Skills Training Program is a four-year program that encourages individuals to enter the skilled trade, provides training that will develop the necessary skills for successful employment, and insures the university of a continuous supply of proficient skilled trades' employees. A certificate is presented by the supervisor of trainees and the director of engineering/operations to employees who successfully complete the program requirements.