Human Resources

Service Award Program

There is no doubt that employees are the most valued asset of any organization and the ones responsible for its continued success.  At Amherst College we value the dedication and loyalty of our employees, and celebrate their contributions and achievements.

As a symbol of our appreciation for your service to the College, we have implemented a Service Recognition Program.   Recognition gifts are awarded to employees beginning at five years of cumulative regular service and every five-year milestone through 35 years and beyond. This program is administered by the Office of Human Resources

We are happy to announce the introduction of a new Service Recognition Program.  The new program, in collaboration with Terryberry, provides employees the opportunity to select a gift from a wide variety of options.  At the milestone anniversary employees will receive a Service Recognition packet, containing a catalog and detailed instructions to order the gift. Once ordered, the gifts are delivered to the Office of Human Resources for distribution through the employee's immediate supervisor or department head.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any questions you may have about our Service Recognition Program.  We will be happy to assist you if you need help completing your order.   Also, please find below more information about Terryberry.

Under very unique circumstances, we may consider requests for a gift selection from our previous program.  Please contact our office for additional details.

The Terryberry Tradition

For nearly a century, Terryberry has been helping organizations develop recognition programs to motivate and retain valuable employees. We have built an international reputation for customized recognition and award programs featuring the highest quality awards and innovative approaches to recognition.

Founded by Herbert R. Terryberry in 1918, Terryberry began as an award manufacturer, crafting high quality recognition awards and recognition jewelry in our manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The company is rooted in a tradition of quality and personal service.

Today, Terryberry has grown to into a Global Recognition Provider with a network of recognition consultants that spans North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. The company is still family-owned, now in its 4th generation under the direction of Managing Partner, Mike Byam. We are proud to provide our clients with worldwide support and the personal attention of a local team of recognition experts. We still proudly design and manufacture awards in the USA.