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Employee Appreciation

William & Mary appreciates and respects our employees with a variety of programs. We hope that you will participate and celebrate our campus traditions.

Faculty and Staff Convocation recognizes William & Mary employees each year.Annual Faculty and Staff Convocation

Since July 2021,  President Rowe has invited William & Mary employees to join all colleagues for a Convocation recognizing faculty and staff. Held on the Wren Yard, we honor the efforts of the past year with music, food and celebration. Everyone has the opportunity to ring the Wren Bell. We also recognize recipients of the Duke Award, the Values in Action Awards, Staff Appreciation Service Award milestones and the Aceto Award during a short ceremony.

The Charles and Virginia Duke Award

The purpose of the Duke Award is to provide recognition and financial reward for individual accomplishment and exemplary service to William & Mary. All non-student, non-instructional faculty employees of the university, or one of the contractors providing auxiliary services to the university, are eligible for consideration. Submit a nomination or view past Duke Award recipients.

Values in Action

The goal of the Value in Action program is to recognize staff and faculty whose exceptional service exemplifies William & Mary's stated values: Belonging, Curiosity, Excellence, Flourishing, Integrity, Respect and Service. All non-student employees of the university or contractors providing auxiliary services to the university are eligible for nomination. In November 2019, the university affirmed its first-ever statement of values. These values are both reflective of and aspirational for the community. 

Values in Action award recipient, Officer Isaiah Johnson.The Values in Action Award honors William & Mary staff and faculty whose efforts exemplify our values. The award is accompanied by a $2,500 cash prize for each recipient. At least two Values in Action awards will be given each semester to faculty and staff through spring 2023, reflecting an ongoing annual commitment by the donors.

Nominations will be submitted using the online submission form. In the Spring of 2023, William & Mary will recognize the exceptional work of faculty and staff with two Values in Action awards. 

Years of Service Recognition Awards

The university hosts an annual recognition event to celebrate and appreciate the dedication of professional, classified and operational staff as they reach service milestones to William & Mary. This annual event is an opportunity to recognize their accomplishments and dedication to the university along with other award recipients as part of the Faculty & Staff Convocation.

William & Mary service is recognized in five year increments each July for the previous calendar year.  Staff reaching five years of William & Mary service receive a certificate and those reaching ten, fifteen or more receive a certificate and gift.  Service milestones to the Commonwealth of Virginia are marked with a certificate.  

 2022 Service Award Recipients - Recognized at the Faculty & Staff Convocation in July 14, 2023
Years of Service
60 Years of Service
  • Jame W. Barbour
35 Years of Service
  • Annis T. Hicks
  • Cory C. Springer
  • Helen F. Antinori
  • Peel S. Hawthorne
  • Shelia E. Harris
30 Years of Service
  • Christopher M. Norris
  • Cynthia A. Brauer
  • David W. Lewes
  • Dennis M. Manos
  • Michael E. Ribeiro
  • Norman W. Farnsworth
25 Years of Service
  • Anne H. Arseneau
  • Bernadette A. Kulas
  • Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser
  • Charlotte D. Tabb
  • Christopher D. Byrne
  • Danny L. Banks
  • David N. Morales
  • David H. Shantz
  • Eric A. Agin
  • Eric Montalvo
  • Frances A. Brown
  • Kim J. Rico
  • Michael J. Fox
  • Stephen N. Blaiklock
  • Tracy B. Holmes
20 Years of Service
  • Alice R. Manis
  • Beth H. Chambers
  • Christine D. Gionis
  • David K. Milby
  • Dorothy Osborne
  • James E. Strawn
  • Christine D. Gionis
  • Jennifer M. Dahnke
  • Michaelle M. Gaul
  • Rossie C. Coleman III
  • Sarah P. Garrett
  • Tyrone Seaborne 
15 Years of Service
  • Barbara A. Wright
  • Brandon R. Bell
  •  Carol A. MacVaugh
  • Carol H. Gilmour
  • Catherine M. Jacobs
  • Charnel C. Thornton
  • Christopher G. Wilson
  • Ginia J. Anderson
  • Heidi E. LeMaster
  • Harold M. Mitchell
  • Jason L. Simms
  • Jennifer A. Leung
  • John G. Drummond
  • Karen M. Youshock
  • Kathleen E. Mazzitti
  • Kimberly A. Momballou
  •  Mary E. Mueller
  • Meghan E. Atkins
  • Melissa M. Liles-Parris
  • Raymond M. Newhouse
  • Rebecca J. Parsons
  • Robert M. Brest
  • Tamekka K. Davis
  • William J. Henninger
10 Years of Service
  •  Adam D. Ferguson
  • Anthony C. Vaughn
  • Babs L. Bengtson
  • Beverly M. Walker
  • Caroline G. Letourneau
  • Chandler D. Agett
  • Darla A. Brantley
  • Deborah A. Cornell
  • Debra P. Jarvis
  • Donald K. Butler
  • Eden R. Harris
  • Elizabeth A. Robbins
  • Erin K. Fryer
  • Elizabeth F. Miller
  • George P. Podolin
  • Jamie R. Wick
  • Jawaly O. Coriano
  • Jeremy P. Martin
  • Jessica K. Newton
  • Joanne F. Taylor
  • John W. Dutro
  • John M. Hunter
  • Johnie D. Sanders
  • John M. Hunter
  • Katey M. Howerton
  • Katherine C. Perry
  • Lauren S. Smith
  • Lynda S. Weisflog
  • Marcia A. Pinnock-Jones
  • Maria Cristina D. Picardo
  • Maureen Costantino
  • Melissa J. Franks
  • Michael A. Turner
  • Michelle W. Ashby
  • Robert W. Morman
  • Sara E. Bon-Harper
  • Sharon L. Hiner
  • Stephen G. Locklin
  • Tami C. Back
  • Victoria L. Thompson Dopp
  • Zhuo J. Wermer
5 Years of Service
  • Andrea R. Price
  • Angela M. Adame
  •  Anne G. Penn
  •  Bruce Manning
  • Carl R. Berquist
  • Caroline R. Ward
  • Catherine A. Freiling
  • Charles Foster
  • Claire E. De Lisle
  • Coleta Vidal
  • Concepcion M. Pellecer
  • Daniel W. Gardner
  • Dawn M. Alleman
  • Debi Burden
  • Deborah R. DeGuzman
  • Dennis Amrine
  • Douglas B. Beringer
  •  Elesabeth R. Edwards
  •  Elizabeth A. Eldredge
  • Elizabeth De Falcon 
  • Elizabeth H. Vander Vorst
  • Emily B. Phillips
  • Erica M. Carter
  • Erin W. Moskalski
  • Felix Vazquez
  • Ferdinand V. Hilario
  • Forest Braden
  • Genevieve M. Stemann
  • Harry J. Eller
  • Helen Katrina B. Holden
  • Isaiah Johnson
  • Jamie Taliaferro
  • Jason Gay
  • Jennifer L. Williams
  • Jessica L. Shelton
  • Jessica Pierce
  • Joseph C. Hause
  • Joshua H. Smith
  • Julie C. Shackford
  • Julie S. Leach
  •  Kara B. McCulloch
  •  Karen R. King
  •  Kelly K. Johnson
  •  Kevin R. Stubbs
  • Kimberly L. Weatherly
  • Larry D. Piker
  • Latasha Simms
  • Laura C. Morales
  • LeVar A. Eley
  • Lindsey Love
  • Lisa M. Young
  • Louise Ndiaye
  • Maggie B. Evans
  • Mario A. Acitelli
  • Mary Bull
  • Mary-Glenna S. Laurenzo
  • Melanie N. Eames
  • Melanie T. O'Dell
  • Melissa M. Orendorff
  • Michael B. Williams
  • Michael C. McCarney
  • Michele L. Brumfield
  • Mona A. David-Starman
  • Monica E. Grillo
  • Morgan Kader
  • Nicholas H. Artime
  •  Preston E. Morris
  • Primrose E. James
  • Rebecca C. Marshall
  • Rodney O. Howard
  • Roger L. Bradley
  • Ryan A. Wright
  •  Salley C. Rowe
  • Sarah J. Balascio
  • Scott Jones
  • Shannon H. White
  • Sherri L. Powers
  • Snezana Kelly
  • Sommer Dowd
  •  Takilya T. Davis
  • Taylor V. Locks
  • Teresa G. Belback
  • Thomas J. Barrineau
  • Tyler B. Walinsky
  • Wallace Dodd 
Auxiliary Staff
5 Years of Service
Amy Banks, Dining
Seaniece Lumpkins, DIning
Lana Robertson,  Dining
Stacey Smallwood, Dining
Elliott Sun, Dining
Thedia Tyndale, Dining
Ronelle Watts, Dining
10 Years of Service
Arnalisa Akbar, Childcare 
Christian Olver, Dining
Concepcion Pellecer, Dining
15 Years of Service
Jacqueline Brown, Childcare 
Clinton Bailey, Dining
Bridgette Brown, Dining
Sherrie Donson, Dining
20 Years of Service
Melanie Edwards, Dining
Daphne Thomas, Dining
30 Years of Service
Sheila Johnson, Childcare 
Stacy Moore, Dining
40 Years of Service
Rosemary Thomas, Dining
45 Years of Service
Patricia Mason, Dining
Sharon Scott, Dining
The university celebrates its faculty & staff with a host of awards and events throughout the year.The Shirley Aceto Award

The Shirley Aceto Award was established to be given annually to a member of the instructional or professional faculty who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to excellence in service to the campus community. Ms. Aceto retired in 2010 after serving William & Mary for more than 39 years in the Office of the Provost. A highly regarded member of the professional faculty, she was a consistent example of exemplary service and untiring devotion to and promotion of the university, its faculty, staff and students.

Annually, one award in the amount of $1,000 will be given to a member of the instructional or professional faculty who best exemplifies the qualities noted in the selection criteria. The Provost will solicit nominations from the deans and vice presidents. Nominees must exemplify the high standards of excellent service to the university personified by Shirley Aceto.

Successful nominees will possess or exemplify:

  • Commitment to the core values of William & Mary
  • Proven leadership capabilities in working with students, faculty and/or staff
  • A record of outstanding individual service to the university