The nomination site closed on March 15, 2023
The nomination site for the 2023-2024 cycle will open in February, 2024.

Dorris Douglas Budd Award

Established in 1981, the Dorris Douglas Budd Award is named for a staff member who worked in the office of the Vice President of Administration from 1951 to 1981. Mrs. Budd, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 90, inspired this award. It honors a VCU or VCU Health administrative office support staff member who demonstrates exemplary performance. and enhances the image and mission of VCU and VCU Health. 

Who may be nominated for this award? 

This award recognizes a full-time administrative support staff who is reliable, able to make decisions within the scope of their authority, is innovative in their jobs, knows where to find answers within internal and external "connections", is service-oriented, shows pride in both VCU/VCU Health and their job, and has demonstrated professional growth. For this award, typical eligible job titles for University and Academic Professionals include Assistant and Coordinator titles and for classified employees eligible administrative job titles in pay bands 1-4. Please include any significant contribution the nominee has made to VCU or VCU Health. An employee who was nominated in a previous year, but was not chosen as the award winner, may be nominated again. However, a new nomination and new supporting documentation must be submitted.

Who can make the nomination? 

Any employee of VCU or VCU Health who has a thorough knowledge of the candidate's strengths and accomplishments, however, individuals may not nominate themselves. It is not appropriate to nominate a family member, spouse, or partner.

Prepare the text of your nomination in advance. Please be sure to address all award criteria including specific statements to substantiate your nomination. If you need assistance with the nomination form, please contact 

Get support. Nominations should be limited to the nomination form and must include at least two recommendations or testimonials received from others based on the award criteria. These can include but are not limited to: a letter of support, a quick video, an email, a pdf, or completion of the optional generic testimonial form included in the Google nomination form.

Deadline for nominations. The nomination site is now closed and will open in January of 2024. Incomplete (those without the required number of recommendations or testimonials) or late nominations will not be considered.

All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the annual Service Recognition Celebration. The winner will be announced there. The winner will receive $2,000, a framed certificate, and their name added to the Dorris Douglas Budd Award plaque located in the President's Conference Room.

2022 Dorris Douglas Budd Award Winner

Jillian Rountree, Department of Internal Medicine

 2022 Nominees included:

    • Jillian Rountree, Department of Internal Medicine
    • Andrea Wight, History Department