June 25, 2004

Commodore Award nominations deadline July 7

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Nominations are now being accepted for Vanderbilt’s Commodore Award.

The annual award is presented to two full-time staff members to recognize and reward one-time achievements and contributions of a significant nature by individual staff members, and honor select individuals who have made exceptional performance contributions to Vanderbilt University.

The purpose of the Commodore Award is to recognize and reward significant staff achievements in Vanderbilt University’s pursuit of excellence in education, health care, research and community service.

The nomination process occurs annually. All forms can be found on the HRS Web site at www.vanderbilt.edu/HRS/commodoreaward2004.htm.

Nominations will be accepted from Vanderbilt staff, faculty or students. Staff may not nominate themselves.

Please mail nominations to: 2004 Commodore Award, D-3300 MCN (2104). The deadline to submit nominations is July 7.

Any person who has held a regular full-time staff position below the level of director or department head for at least three years, and who is described by one or more of the following is eligible:

• An individual whose overall performance accomplishments regularly and consistently far exceed performance expectations, reflecting a high level of service, dedication, conscientiousness, compassion and applied skill.

• An individual who has handled a high impact or critical situation, which had important consequences for Vanderbilt or the community.

• An individual who developed new (or improved existing) processes that resulted in a significant improvement in productivity and/or cost savings.

There will be two awards presented at the Recognition Award Ceremony held Sept. 9 in Langford auditorium as well as on Oct. 9 at halftime of the Vanderbilt/Rutgers football game as part of Tailgate 2004.

Each recipient receives a cash award and an engraved crystal bowl.