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 Recognition & Rewards 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!”
The Spot Award
Supervivors and chairs may give a Spot Award to a staff member for an exceptional accomplishment.
The Staff Shout-Out
Any Amherst staff member can send a Staff Shout-Out to another staff member for a job well done.
The Mammoth Milestone
The Mammoth Milestone is given for every five years of service, recognizing staff for their longevity and loyalty.
The 1821 Award
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
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.
More Ways to Say Thank You
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.
About Amherst Appreciations
Developed after the 2017 staff survey, Recognition & Rewards: Amherst Appreciations is an important milestone in the College’s efforts to change the culture to more consistently appreciate and recognize staff.
The Office of Human Resources administers and periodically updates the program to ensure it is current and aligned to the values and goals of the College. Questions or comments can be directed to (413) 542-2372 or email@example.com.
We would also like to express sincere gratitude to the Recognition & Rewards Working Group, who dedicated their time, talents, and creativity to design and develop this program:
David Perez Ortiz
Jennifer Christian Wright