Recognition & Awards | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Recognizing Our Exceptional Team

At Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, we believe that our TTUHSC team is the reason for our university’s lasting success and bright future. United by a common set of values, our faculty and staff thrive in a values-based culture that puts people first. These five core values ⁠— One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary, and Beyond Service ⁠— are integral to our purpose, and we aim to align with those values on a daily basis.

TTUHSC leaders and team members are encouraged to recognize exceptional work, elevate values-based behavior, and acknowledge service that goes above and beyond expectations. With an annual awards ceremony and several digitally-accessible team member recognition opportunities, there are many ways to make sure individuals get the credit they deserve. 

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Values Hero Letters & Coins

A Values Hero letter is indicative of extraordinary actions. Letters are submitted by those who witness or experience actions that outshine expectations and showcase the behaviors of TTUHSC’s values. Coin recipients are chosen quarterly from Hero letter recipients. Values Coins are a high honor and are uniquely designed to represent each of our core values.

Nominate Your Hero »

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ACE Cards

ACE Cards (short for Acknowledging and Celebrating Excellence Cards) are sent from one team member to another to individually recognize and compliment a job well done. This in-the-moment recognition is easily sent in the form of a digital card, and is the perfect way to personally thank someone for an exemplary display of our values. 

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One Team Recognition

This recognition honors a team, group or department who epitomize TTUHSC's One Team value by working collaboratively to deliver exemplary results in a positive, communicative environment. These personalized digital notes allow individuals to recognize team members from TTUHSC, Texas Tech, the Texas Tech University System, or any combination thereof.


speakerphoneTeam Member Spotlights

TTUHSC is putting out a call to our campus community to help us shine a light on our team members. Whether you are sharing your own story, or would like to recommend a TTUHSC team member to interview, the Communications & Marketing team would love to hear from you. Read the stories and learn more about our Team Member Spotlights »

Annual Awards Ceremonies

Years of Service Award 

The Years of Service Award is presented based on the employee's length of service to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Presented annually, these awards recognize years of service in five-year increments and consist of a distinctive pin designating the appropriate years of service. 

» Learn more about the Years of Service Award 

Distinguished Staff Awards

The Distinguished Staff Awards are given annually to non-faculty benefits-eligible employees who have proven themselves to be primary examples of what makes the TTUHSC community stand apart. With five award levels ranging from Quality Staff Award to Chancellor’s Award of Excellence, recipients are chosen based on written nominations. At the annual awards ceremony, the honorees are recognized individually, and are awarded a trophy and monetary gift.

» Learn more about the Distinguished Staff Awards