May 30, 2023

Nominations for University Recognition Awards Due Sept. 5

It’s time for nominations to be submitted 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 5 years of continuous employment are eligible for the award.  Nomination submission should be submitted by:  Noon, 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 submission should be submitted by:  Noon, September 5, 2017.

Staff Advisory Council’s Larry Atkins Staff Awards: The Staff Advisory Council recognizes UMW employees who are the unsung heroes of our offices.  Larry Atkins was one of the first employees to receive the S.A.C. “We Couldn’t Do it Without You Award,” which has since been renamed in his memory. Any administrative faculty, wage, and/or classified employee may be nominated. Three UMW employees will be selected, one from each of the above classifications.

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