VIMS 2018 Service Awards

The following remarks were read by Dean and Director Dr. John Wells during VIMS' annual Awards Ceremony on May 3, 2019 to honor recipients of the 2018 Service Awards. Citations for the 2018 Student Awards are also available. You can view photos of the award winners, as well as share them on Facebook and Twitter, via the VIMS Flickr page.

Outstanding Employee Awards

The Outstanding Employee awards are chosen by nominations received by the Awards Committee from all faculty, staff, and students at VIMS.

Freeman Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is named for the late Robert Mallory Freeman, a former VIMS Council member and avid supporter. The winner of the Freeman Award for 2018 is Mr. John Harding.

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Administrative Support

The winner of the 2018 Outstanding Employee for Administrative Support is Ms. Susan Stein.

Technical Support

The winner of the 2018 Outstanding Employee for Technical Support is Mr. Hunter Walker

Excellence Award

This award recognizes a staff member who continually goes above and beyond their assigned job duties to better the institution. The winner for 2018 is Dr. Sarah Huber.

Excellence in Mentoring Award

This award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated mastery of graduate-student mentoring. The winner for 2018 is Dr. Jan McDowell.

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Diversity & Inclusion Award

This award recognizes a community member who supports the broad range of backgrounds and experiences at VIMS and who works to create and foster a respectful, cooperative, and equitable campus environment. The recipient for 2018 is Dr. Rochelle Seitz.