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Recognition Central


Welcome to Vanderbilt's 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

To view pictures taken with Chancellor Zeppos during the 2015 Service Award Celebration, please click here.
To view pictures taken before or after the celebration, please click here.

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 website.

Service Award Celebration

This year's 2015 Service Award Celebration was held on Tuesday September 29th at 3:00pm. and honored employees celebrating 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 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.

To read the story of this year's winners, please visit the MyVU article published here.


2015 Commodore Award Recipients

2015 Commodore Award Winner

Medical Center Commodore Award winner Jim Kendall

2015 Commodore Award Winner

Left to right: Mark Bandas, Associate Provost and Dean of Students, University Commodore Award winner Judy Brandon, Assistant to the Dean, Dean of Students and Chancellor Nick Zeppos.