Bulldog Award

What is the Bulldog Award?

The Bulldog Award recognizes “shared team achievement” for outstanding customer service practices. Truman State University’s success depends on employees and departments who have demonstrated exceptional customer service to individuals within and/or outside the University.

What are we looking for?

Quality, pride and initiative are hallmarks of the department’s performance. The department consistently strives to excel. Its positive attitude best exemplifies the University’s shared values. The staff members’ customer service efforts exemplify the “community spirit” of the University.

The Process

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a department that strives to provide exceptional customer service. Supervisors and directors can nominate departments (their own or others) if they believe the department exemplifies best practices in customer service. Please provide specific examples and accomplishments that accurately highlight positive actions demonstrated by the department. The Staff Development and Recognition Committee will review the nominations and select the two most qualified departments annually and announce the selections during the Fall Opening Assembly. The recognized outstanding practices will be posted on the Human Resource’s website, along with a picture of departmental members.


To nominate a Truman department for the Bulldog Award, you can submit your nomination using our online form or our printed form: