Staff Council Awards & Recognition


Employee of the Month

Congratulations to our April 2021 Employee of the Month, Shawna Kennedy-Witthar! Shawna serves as the Director of the Cornette Library. While we are unable to host a reception in her honor at this time, we want to make sure she is celebrated and appreciated. Please leave a message on our EOM post on the Staff Council Facebook page

How Can I Nominate a Deserving Employee?

WTAMU appreciates the efforts of the employees to achieve goals and maintain the vision of the University. Outstanding employees are to be recognized both as a reward for their performance but also to serve as a model for other employees. To nominate a deserving co-worker:­ please submit a nomination form through Submittable at

All part-time and full-time WTAMU Staff and SSC employees are eligible to be nominated for Employee of the Month. Please review the the nomination process rules, procedures and eligibility for nomination before submitting a nomination.

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Employee of the Year

Every May, all of the winners of the Employee of the Month award are voted upon by the entire staff to be selected as the Employee of the Year. They are announced at the annual All-Staff Awards Luncheon in June.

Please join us in congratulating Steve Sellars, the 2020 Employee of the Year! Steve is the Experiential Education Coordinator for Career Services, and has been a faithful WT employee since December 1993.

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Staff Excellence Awards

The Clarence E. Thompson University Staff Excellence Award is meant to recognize and honor any current non-faculty employee of West Texas A&M University for distinguished service in his/her particular department.

Congratulations to our 2020 Staff Excellence Award winners!

Jon Davis
Jon Davis

Clarence E. Thompson Award

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Shawn Burns
Shawn Burns

Staff Excellence Award


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Susan Allen
Susan Allen

Staff Excellence Award


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