June 14, 2024

Annual Coleman, Hurley, Atkins Award Nominations

It’s that time of year again. Time to submit nominations for three of our University Recognition Awards.

We will continue our celebration of excellence with the announcement of this year’s nominees, their champions and the award recipients at the fall staff luncheon event on October 17.

  • Charles Coleman Memorial Service Award (supervisor nominations only): Charles Coleman was an employee of 29 years who demonstrated pride, dedication, and loyalty throughout his many years of service. This award was established in honor of his memory and exemplary service.  All classified and hourly employees with at least five years of continuous employment are eligible for the award.  Nomination submissions are due by noon on September 5, 2017
  • Richard V. and Rosemary A. Hurley Presidential Commendation (nominate a colleague):  The intent of this award is to honor Mr. and Mrs. Hurley, who have consistently demonstrated a desire to recognize and reward outstanding service of University employees, and who have led by example in their work at Mary Washington.  The benefactors of the award, Elmer and Marceline Weatherly Morris, Class of 1950, hope this commendation will serve as a permanent reminder of the appreciation that the Mary Washington community feels for the Hurleys’ service and desire for it to be a source of inspiration for future members of the University’s staff to serve the institution in the dedicated manner epitomized by the Hurleys. UMW employees, with preference for an administrative/professional faculty member, are eligible for the award.  Nomination submissions are due by noon on September 5, 2017. 
  • Larry Atkins Award: This award recognizes UMW employees who are unsung heroes in our offices, lend a helping hand to their teammates, go above and beyond in each and every task, and set a positive example for others. Employees can be honored by their teammates and coworkers, and the winners will receive $100. The Staff Advisory Council chooses one wage, one classified and one administrative professional faculty employee for the award. Winners will be announced at the Fall Employee Luncheon on October 17. Nomination submissions are due by 5 p.m. on September 15, 2017.
    Please visit the University Recognition Awards webpage for award selection criteria, nomination procedures, and the online nomination form for each award above.
    For more information contact Terri Arthur at tlockhar@umw.edu.
    Don’t forget to save the date for the Employee Fall Luncheon on October 17, 2017 (more information to follow)!