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Click the link above to view articles and publications related to recognition and to send customized Vand-E-Cards to your coworkers.

Welcome to Vanderbilt's new recognition website – Recognition Central.

Now, more than ever, it is important to take the time to recognize outstanding performers within our organization. This website will be a central hub for tips and tools on how to recognize your employees, peers or managers. Vanderbilt and its leaders are proud to spotlight the importance of well timed and well executed recognition. This site will be the place for all employees to find:

  • Recent publications on the importance of recognition
  • Tips on effective recognition
  • The new easy-to-use Vand-e-Card, eCard system (Username: vandy; Password: vandy)

For questions, comments or suggestions to this site, please email

Service Award Celebration and Commodore Award

One way Vanderbilt shows its commitment to recognizing its talented staff is through the annual Service Award Celebration and the presentation of the Commodore Awards. To learn more about all employee celebration events, please visit The Employee Celebration webste.

Service Award Celebration

This year's 2014 Service Award Celebration will be held on Wednesday October 1st at 3:00pm. and honor employees celebrating 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service.  If you have questions about the Service Award Celebration, please contact

The Commodore Award

Each year managers from the Medical Center and University Central nominate staff members to receive the Commodore Award for their outstanding service to the University. Nominations are reviewed by leaders from across the organization. Commodore Award winners receive a personalized crystal bowl and a monetary gift.

Click here  to nominate a Vanderbilt employee for the 2014 Commodore Award.


2013 Commodore Award Recipients

Patti Clark

Left to right: Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Alex Jahangir, Commodore Award Winner Patti Clark and Chancellor Nick Zeppos.

Rosie Moody

Left to right: Ellen Goldring, chair of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations; Commodore Award winner Rosie Moodie and Chancellor Nick Zeppos.

To view all pictures taken during the 2013 Service Award Celebration, please click here.