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.
The 2020 event was postponed and will now be held virtually on March 23rd at 3 pm. The President’s Awards and the Dorris Douglas Budd Award presentations will be part of the rescheduled celebration.
Who may be nominated for this award? This award recognizes a full-time administrative support staff who is reliable, able to make decisions within the scope of their authority, is innovative in their jobs, knows where to find answers within internal and external "connections", is service oriented, shows pride in both VCU/VCU Health and their job, and has 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. Please be sure to address all award criteria including specific statements to substantiate your nomination. If you need assistance with the nomination 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. Nominations must be submitted by February 28, 2021. Incomplete nominations (those with less than 3 letters of support) will not be considered.
All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the virtual Service Recognition Celebration virtual event to be held on March 23, 2021. The winners will be announced there. The winner will receive $2,000, a framed certificate, and their name added to the Dorris Douglas Budd Award plaque located in the President's Conference Room.
Betty Arkwright, Department of Radiology
2019 Nominees included: