The Shocker Pride Celebration recognizes outstanding employees with the President’s Distinguished Service Award and the Wayne Carlisle Distinguished Service Award.

Current Honorees Past Honorees

The Awards


President's Distinguished Service Award

Each year the University Support Staff Senate, Faculty Senate and Unclassified Professional Senate complete a call for nominations among their constituents. Members of each senate award committee select three individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the university community beyond their job descriptions. Honorees selected by the each senate are recognized at the Shocker Pride Celebration.

Wayne Carlisle Distinguished Service Award

One of the honorees selected will be given the exclusive honor of the Wayne Carlisle Distinguished Service Award. The Carlisle Award is presented to a professional who models the standard of extraordinary service exhibited by the late Wayne Carlisle. Carlisle died Dec. 17, 1991 following a long battle with cancer. He had been the WSU’s director of placement and career services for eight years. Colleagues say Carlisle managed a multitude of tasks each day with intelligence, warmth, courage and humor.

Distinguished Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Award

The Individual SEM Award is given to an employee — either faculty member or university staff — who has made a dramatic contribution to one of the Strategic Enrollment Management goal areas. The recipient goes above and beyond to support the university's enrollment efforts and our goal of presenting WSU as an open, welcoming place. Find out more and make a nomination >