VCU Staff Senate Awards for Excellence

All awards of The Staff Senate Awards of Excellence are reserved for
members of the Classified Staff and the Academic & University Professionals
employee classifications of VCU and the staff of VCU Health. Any VCU or VCU Health staff member may nominate a fellow staff member who meets the specific criteria for each of the awards listed on the left.
Faculty, please retain your nominations for the faculty awards of your choice.



The 2021 Winners are...




The Exceptional Customer Service Award:

Chia Chiu, Division of University Relations / University Marketing

Chia Chiu

Pat Kane, Division of University Relations/ Public Affairs / Social Media

Patrick Kane

Isabella Pence-Lanctot, VCU Libraries - Information Services & Library Spaces

Isabella Pence-Lanctot

Stacey Maples, Center for Psychological Services and Development (CPSD), Psychology Department, College of Humanities & Sciences

Stacey Maples 

The Professional Integrity Award:

Danielle Terrell, Center for the Study of Tobacco Products (CSTP), Psychology Department, College of Humanities & Sciences

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Harris Hayes, Office of Health Innovation

Harrison Hayes

Nicollette LeBlanc Zbell, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Nicolette Zbell

William "Will" Bailey, Enterprise Systems and Desktop Support / Scholarly Communications & Publishing / VCU Libraries

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The Benchmark Award for New Employee:

Jesse MacLelland, VCU Parking and Transportation

Jesse MacLelland

Levi Walter, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Levi Walter

Maitlan Sullivan, Residential Life and Housing; Division of Student Affairs

Maitlan Sullivan

Rayallan Fredericks, Division for Health Sciences Diversity

Rayallan Fredericks



The Executive Award for Staff Advocacy:

Allison Grahek, VCU Children's Hospital of Richmond, Stafford Therapy Center

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Amy Gray Beck, Development and Alumni Relations

Amy Beck

Heather Martin, VCU School of Education - Finance Office

Heather Martin

Susan Beavers, Nursing Administration

Susan Beavers



The Guiding Star Award for Career Achievement Award:

Norma Jean ("Jeanne") Scott, VCU Libraries / Research and Learning / Information Services and Learning Spaces

Norma Jean




The Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award:

Philip 'Muzi' Branch, Arts in Healthcare

P. Muzi Branch

Deborah Butler, College of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Psychology

Deborah Butler