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WVU Appreciation and Recognition

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WVU Shining STAR Nominations 

Thank you to each and every person who submitted a Shining STAR nomination! We couldn't have done it without you being our "Eyes and Eers". Thank you for your nominations!!!  T o view those selected by our committee, check out the most recent Shining STAR recipients. 

Each recipient receives a special lapel pin, certificate, copy of their nomination and a special surprise celebration. 

Do you know someone who has represented the university in a positive light by providing a positive faculty, staff or student experience? Nominate a Shining STAR today! 

Send a Go Beyond Card Today!

Whether you are looking to send a note of thanks to someone who recently helped you out or wanting to welcome on a new team member, the Go Beyond Recognition portal is a great tool for you! Select from an array of cards ranging from WVU Values to special occasions (such as work anniversary cards) to send a customized message that is sure to brighten someone's day. 

Blue background with a gold medal and the words written "appreciation. we support other mountaineers"

New to the system? Check out our user guide below for tips and tricks. 

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Recognition resources

Star Team T-Shirts with Candy bags Labeled with recognitionand appreciation sayings

Appreciation and Recognition Toolbox

We have created several ready to use labels, certificates, and cards for an easy way to show your appreciation and recognition. We've also included ideas for several "appreciation holidays" so you won't miss a chance to show your thanks.

Recognition Toolbox

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Appreciation Across Campus

We have compiled some of the great things staff and faculty have done across campus to spread appreciation among their teams. Check this page to get some ideas of your own, or to showcase what your team has done!

                             What others have done
Handwritten Appreciation Tips/ Thankful Thursday

 Building a Culture of Appreciation 

Ever wonder what the importance of recognition is? Or how different people prefer to be recognized? Check out our Appreciation and Recognition Blog for some "Thankful Thursday" tips, articles, and other featured stories on the impact of showing appreciation. 

Articles, Research, and Stories

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Send a Go Beyond Card to someone who deserves some recognition and appreciation! Whether that is a co-worker, your supervisor, or someone you see living by our WVU Values - send a card and make someone's day! 

Go Beyond 

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The STAR team provides awareness of Go Beyond and the importance of recognition and appreciation. Along with creating tools and resources for your use, they are here to provide creative ideas for ways to show your appreciation to others.

              Meet the STAR Team


The WVU Values Coin program is designed to recognize employees who embody our values and go above and beyond to bring our land-grant mission to life.

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Coin History

The WVU Values Coin program began in 2017 in recognition of WVU's 150th birthday. Learn about the history of the program and view past coin designs.

Blue and gold front of WVU Values coin, flying WV in the middle with the values of service curiosity respect accountability and appreciation surrounding.

Coin Registry

Did you receive a WVU Values Coin? If so, please take a minute to register your coin.

WVU's 150 seal printed in gold on navy background. Seal is the tower of Woodburn with the words 150 years

Employee Stories

The WVU Values Coin program continues to grow through prior recipients "paying it forward" to another employee. Check out some of their stories.

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