Crimson Spirit Award

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A special monthly commendation for Washington State University faculty and staff who have provided superior customer service. To submit a nomination, click here.

The Crimson Spirit Award is a monthly recognition award for individual employees who provided exceptional service and exceeded expectations while representing WSU to internal or external constituencies. Awardees receive a unique crystal plaque, recognition by peers, achievement published in campus-wide media, and university-wide acknowledgement at the annual Employee Recognition Reception.

Awardees exemplify university values and promote strategic goals through:

  • Expressing genuine interest
  • Anticipating needs and taking appropriate action
  • Following up to ensure issue is resolved
  • Exceeding expectations
  • Providing superior quality service
  • Creatively solving problems
  • Presenting noteworthy extra effort
  • Providing outstanding contributions to the WSU community
  • Other superior efforts in support of university strategic goals


  • Nominees must be current and benefits eligible Washington State University staff, faculty, or administrative professional employees from any University work location.
  • Nominees may receive the award once every three years.
  • University affiliates are not eligible for this award.


  • To submit a nomination, click here.
  • Anyone can nominate: WSU faculty, staff, students, or community members.
  • Nominations will remain anonymous.
  • Winners are selected by the Crimson Spirit Award Committee.

Previous Crimson Spirit Award Recipients

2007 Recipients
2008 Recipients
2009 Recipients
2010 Recipients
2011 Recipients
2012 Recipients
2013 Recipients
2014 Recipients
2015 Recipients

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