VCU’s commitment to a Culture of Appreciation includes the annual presentation of the President’s Awards for Professional and Administrative Distinction and the Dorris Douglas Budd Award for exemplary administrative support. We look forward to presenting these awards each year as part of our Service Recognition Celebration.
Because we continue in a phased return to campus that prevents us from enjoying large group celebrations, we won’t be holding our traditional Service Recognition Celebration in October. Instead, we will be rescheduling the celebration for this academic year for Spring, 2021, and the President’s Awards and the Dorris Douglas Budd Award presentations will be part of the rescheduled celebration.
More details about the nomination processes and timelines will be provided at a later date.
Established in 1981, this award honors a VCU or VCU Health administrative office support staff member who demonstrates exemplary performance. and enhances the image and mission of VCU and VCU Health.
Who may be nominated for these awards? This award recognizes full-time administrative support staff who are reliable, are able to make decisions within the scope of their authority, are innovative in their jobs, know where to find answers within internal and external "connections", are service oriented, show pride in both VCU and their job, and have demonstrated professional growth. Please include any significant contribution the nominee has made to VCU or VCU Health. An employee who was nominated in a previous year, but was not chosen as the award winner, may be nominated again. However, a new nomination and new supporting documentation must be submitted.
Who can make the nomination? Any employee of VCU or VCU Health who has a thorough knowledge of the candidate's strengths and accomplishments, however, individuals may not nominate themselves. It is not appropriate to nominate a family member, spouse, or partner.
Prepare the text of your nomination in advance. We highly recommend that you write the body of your nomination in a word document and paste it into the fields in the online form. Please be sure to address all award criteria including specific statements to substantiate your nomination. Keep a copy of the word document to share with your nominee. As you progress through the online form, you will be able to save your work and return to it later. If you need assistance with the online form, please contact Cindi Phares at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get support. Nominations should be limited to the nomination form and include at least three additional letters of support or commendations received from others based on the award criteria.
Deadline for nominations. Currently closed for 2019. Will reopen late Summer of 2020.
All nominees and nominators are invited to attend the annual Service Recognition Celebration. The winners will be announced there.
Betty Arkwright, Department of Radiology
2019 Nominees included: