This is slightly different than the "Employee Award Announcement", as it is broader in scope. This memo can cover personal, as well as professional achievements. Recognizing employees' attributes, other than work-related performance, is a tremendous morale booster for all employees.
From: Jim Karter
Subject: <subject of memo>
We want to take this opportunity to announce that <name of employee> <description of achievement.>
We are very proud to have the caliber of person who <more praise> <Optional details on the value of the accomplishment.>
Please join me in congratulating <first name> on a terrific accomplishment!