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Vand-e-Card Guide

High-Five Valentine's Day E-Card

Love Your Work Valentine's Day E-Card

Printable Valentines Day cards

Recognition Calendars

Recognition Library

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

To view all pictures taken during the 2014 Service Award 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 2014 Service Award Celebration was held on Wednesday October 1st at 3:00pm. and honored 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.


2014 Commodore Award Recipients

Hank Domenico

Left to right: Medical Center Commodore Award winner Hank Domenico, Biostatistician III, Department of Biostatistics and Chancellor Nick Zeppos.

Clair Gant with Chancellor Nick Zeppos and Children

Left to right: University Commodore Award winner Clair Gant, Early Childhood Teacher, Child and Family Center and Chancellor Nick Zeppos.