June 30, 2006

Commodore Award nominations sought

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Commodore Award nominations sought

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 to honor select individuals who have made exceptional performance contributions to Vanderbilt University.

The nomination process occurs annually.

All forms can be found on the HR Web site at http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/, under “News & Events.”

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

Please mail nominations to: Commodore Award/Employee Programs, D-3300 MCN (2104), attention Susie Lyons or Sharon Billingsley.

The deadline to submit nominations is July 28.

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.

The awards will be presented at the Recognition Award Ceremony in September. Details of that event are still pending.

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