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Nov. 10, 2017, 10:15 AM
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Commodore Award, Vanderbilt University’s highest staff honor, is this Wednesday, Nov. 15. The annual award recognizes staff members who have made significant contributions to Vanderbilt’s pursuit of excellence in education, research and community service each year.
Regular full-time staff members holding positions below the director or department head level with at least five years of consecutive Vanderbilt University service may be nominated for the award. Previous recipients of the Commodore Award may not win a second time. Nominations must be submitted by end of day Wednesday, Nov. 15, using the online nomination form.
Nominations also close Nov. 15 for the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Distinguished Leadership Award. This award is presented to a Vanderbilt staff member who has demonstrated exemplary contributions to the university’s mission, as well as exhibited outstanding commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. This award recognizes significant achievements in developing a culturally diverse, compassionate university community reflective of inclusive excellence.
Candidates must be regular full-time staff members with a minimum of three years of consecutive Vanderbilt service. All staff whose role is not specifically dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusion are eligible for consideration. Nominations must be submitted by end of day Wednesday, Nov. 15, using the online nomination form.
The 2017 Commodore Award recipient and the 2017 EDI Distinguished Leadership Award recipient will be honored at the Service Award Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.
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