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. For this award, typical eligible job titles for University and Academic Professionals include Assistant and Coordinator titles and for classified employees eligible administrative job titles in pay bands 1-4. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Get support. Nominations should be limited to the nomination form and include at least two recommendations or testimonials received from others based on the award criteria. These can include, but are not limited to: a letter of support, a quick video, an email, a pdf, or completion of the optional generic testimonial form included in the Google nomination form.
Deadline for nominations. Nominations are no longer being accepted for 2020. Stay tuned for the 2021 nomination site to open in late Summer. Incomplete nominations (those with no recommendations or testimonials) will not be considered.
All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the annual Service Recognition Celebration. The winner 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.
Grace Albritton, Center for Community Engagement and Impact
2020 Nominees included: