If you do something that you’re proud of, that someone else understands, that is a thing of beauty that wasn’t there before.”
Day in, day out, so many dedicated and talented people at Amherst College step up with smarts and grace, stare down obstacles, and pull off minor miracles. The Amherst Appreciations Program aims to help create a tangible culture of appreciation, in big and small ways. It is the result of the efforts of the Recognition & Rewards Working Group, a collaborative effort led by staff from across the College, and has the unwavering support of our College leadership. Learn about our variety of awards and fun ways to say “Thank you!”
Questions or comments can be directed to (413) 542-2372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supervivors and chairs may give a Spot Award to a staff member for an exceptional accomplishment.
Any Amherst staff member can send a Staff Shout-Out to another staff member for a job well done.
The Mammoth Milestone is given for every five years of service, recognizing staff for their longevity and loyalty.
The 1821 Award is given annually to staff who have made substantial achievements or done exceptional work throughout the year.
The Herd of the Year Award is given annually to a team that has made exceptional accomplishments.
As part of our commitment to promoting and supporting a culture of appreciation and gratitude, we encourage supervisors/chairs to recognize staff contributions throughout the year. Learn about more ways to celebrate our contributions.
We as staff recognize one another’s work, service, and achievements every day. Explore our toolkit and find creative ideas and tools for showing appreciation.