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Call for nominations: President’s Award for Excellence

From: Human Resources

Each year, Virginia Tech offers multiple award programs to recognize employees for their commitment to the university and community, new ideas, and teamwork. Thanks to the efforts of more than 10,000 employees, the university continues to grow, innovate, and remain a great place to learn and work.

Nominations are being accepted for the President’s Award for Excellence.

The President’s Award for Excellence was established in 1990 by President James McComas to recognize the outstanding contributions and consistently excellent performance of salaried classified and university staff employees. The award is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Division of Human Resources.

  • Any employee may nominate another eligible employee for this award based on the established nomination guidelines. Note, self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Award winners will receive a framed certificate and a $2,000 pre-tax award.

Submissions are also being accepted for the Administrative and Professional Faculty Award, McComas Staff Leadership Award, and Staff Career Achievement Award.

New this year, nominators will use a new platform to learn about the award and submit nominations. Visit, select the appropriate award, and create a nomination. Form fields are set up to auto-populate information and help speed up the process and improve accuracy. In addition, the system will automatically send nominations through a review and approval process. Nominators can start a nomination, save, and go back later to complete. Nominators can also check the status of one of their submitted nominations to see if it is pending review or has been approved.

Submit your nomination by Thursday, Feb. 15.  

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