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Award nominations

Distinguished Faculty Awards

Please note: Nominations need to be submitted to your department chair for approval.

Commencement and special awards

Special awards and honorary degrees are generally given at Virginia Commonwealth University Commencement. The board of visitors has adopted a policy, Awarding Honorary Degrees and Other Special Awards, which contains the specific requirements for awarding the Presidential Medallion, Edward A. Wayne Medal and Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. The policy can be found by clicking the link below. In addition, a listing of past recipients and Commencement speakers can be found below.

SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Awards

Please note: Nominations must be submitted to your department chair for approval.

President’s Awards for Professional and Administrative Distinction

In 2013, VCU established the President's Awards for Professional and Administrative Distinction. These awards honor VCU and VCU Health employees for their outstanding performance, achievement and service excellence.

Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME)

PACME recognizes those VCU and VCU Health System individuals and groups who have made exemplary contributions with regard to promoting civility, building community, establishing cross-cultural initiatives, advocating equity, and nurturing a welcoming and inclusively excellent environment throughout the university and area communities.

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