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Administrative and Professional Faculty Award

Created in 2022 to recognize the extraordinary contributions, accomplishments, and consistent excellence in the performance of a job, single incident, or heroic act of A/P faculty at the university.


  • Awards are given to those who make extraordinary contributions and show consistent excellence in the performance of a job, single incident, contribution, or heroic act. Individual award winners will receive a cash award in the amount of $2,000 (pre-tax) . 


  • Virginia Tech full-time A/P faculty are eligible for nomination. Previous award recipients are not eligible for re-nomination until five years have passed. 
  • Academic department heads, deans, assistant and associate deans, vice presidents, assistant and associate vice presidents, assistant and associate provosts, staff, and wage employees are not eligible to receive the award. 
  • No minimum length of Virginia Tech service is required.

Nomination Information

  • Nominations must be submitted through the online form.
  • It is the nominator’s responsibility to complete the online nomination and to upload the required documentation.
  • These items can be uploaded as one document.

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nomination statements should provide specific details such as:
    • The period of time during which the contributions occurred.
    • How the employee's work or actions brought positive attention to the university.
    • How the employee's work may have impacted the functioning or infrastructure of the university.
    • Extent to which the employee has used an inventive, creative, or problem-solving approach to his/her responsibilities.
    • How the employee's performance has enhanced the work of others.
  • A complete nomination packet must contain:
    • A one-page statement (500 words) from the nominator describing the reason for the nomination.
    • A one-page letter of endorsement (500 words) from a person familiar with the nominee's work.

Note: If the nominator is the supervisor or department head, it is suggested to attach two additional endorsement letters from persons familiar with the nominee's work, for a total of three documents. If the nominator is not the supervisor or department head, one additional endorsement letter is suggested, for a total of two documents.  The nominator may include comments from additional sources in his/her statement.

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