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Commodore Award winners, work milestones recognized at campus celebration

Posted on Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 — 2:55 PM

Melvin Fitzgerald (left), who works in the Department of Biochemistry, was recognized for his 55 years of service to Vanderbilt by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (right) and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser (center) at the Employee Awards Celebration Sept. 10. (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

The Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor, was presented to two staff members during the Service Awards Celebration Sept. 10 in Langford Auditorium. The award is given annually to recognize and reward significant achievement in Vanderbilt’s pursuit of excellence in education, health care, research and community service.

L-r: Ellen Goldring, chair of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations; Commodore Award winner Rosie Moody; and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

Rosemary Moody, an educational coordinator in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, and Patricia Clark, a licensed practical nurse at the Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Institute, each received a cash prize and an engraved crystal bowl.

L-r: Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Alex Jahangir, Commodore Award winner Patti Clark and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

Medical Center and university staff with 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service also were recognized at the event.

Contact: Susie Lyons, (615) 322-0698
susie.lyons@vanderbilt.edu