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Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award

Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

May. 1, 2019—Nominations are being accepted through July 31 for the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards. The awards celebrate Vanderbilt staff members’ dedication to the campus community.

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What’s On My Mind: The dedication of Vanderbilt’s staff

Mar. 1, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the campus-wide appreciation of Vanderbilt's diverse and dedicated staff.

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Forceno and Casey honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos surprised VIRG’s Linda Forceno and Maureen Casey at the Mass Spectrometry Research Center with the Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award just prior to Winter Break.

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Chancellor presents Heart and Soul awards to Bates, Hill and Maruszewski

Dec. 11, 2018—Cheryl Bates, Olivia Hill and Maxine Maruszewski are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul award, which recognizes staff who go far beyond their job expectations.

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Chancellor presents Heart and Soul awards to Bell and Roberts

Nov. 2, 2018—Janet Roberts, facilities manager for Peabody College, and Sandra Bell, human resources technician for Army ROTC, are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.

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Submit nominations for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

May. 14, 2018—Nominations are open for the Chancellor's Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards, which recognize everyday dedication and contributions. The deadline is July 31.

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Heard Libraries’ Keen receives Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Award

Mar. 21, 2018—James “Tristan” Keen, mailroom manager for the nine libraries in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries system, is the final recipient of a Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award for the 2017-18 academic year.

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Zeppos speaks to USAC, calling staff the lifeblood of university

Mar. 14, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos spoke to the University Staff Advisory Council on March 13, saluting the nearly 4,500 staff members for their role in Vanderbilt's upward trajectory.

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Campus Dining’s Ebanks recognized with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Award

Nov. 16, 2017—Maxine Ebanks is known among her colleagues for the warmth and care she shows for Vanderbilt students, including hosting an annual Thanksgiving meal in her home for those who can’t leave town for the holiday. Ebanks, a 42-year employee of Campus Dining, was recognized Wednesday by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for going above and beyond her workplace duties.

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Chancellor presents Biological Sciences’ Wiley with Heart and Soul Award

Nov. 8, 2017—Carol Wiley, grant manager for the Department of Biological Sciences and a 17-year veteran of the university, is the latest recipient of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.

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Chancellor presents Facilities’ Knight and Bratton with Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards

Nov. 2, 2017—Joey Knight, a journeyman electrician at Vanderbilt for the last seven years, and Jeff Bratton, a power distribution specialist for 30 years, were recognized by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during Facilities’ town hall meeting Nov. 1 at the Student Life Center.

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Zeppos presents VUPS’ Marty Wright with inaugural Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award

Sep. 7, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos paid a surprise visit Sept. 6 to Marty Wright, manager of law enforcement systems in Vanderbilt University Public Safety, to present him with the inaugural Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.

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