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Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Awards

Chancellor’s “Heart and Soul” Staff Appreciation Awards Program

A world-class teaching and research institution is comprised of many individuals whose mutual collaboration and individual day-to-day contributions are the foundation for the University’s achievements and legacy. In an effort to recognize members of the campus community who make Vanderbilt’s success a reality, the Office of the Chancellor created the “Heart and Soul” Staff Appreciation Awards. These awards are designed to personally acknowledge university staff for their outstanding individual work, as well as any specific activities or actions that demonstrate the spirit and mission that distinguish the Vanderbilt community.

The Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Award celebrates the selfless dedication that so many staff members have for the institution and the entire campus community. Their work at Vanderbilt is valuable, but it is their other contributions that make our University the special place that it is. Given annually by the Chancellor of Vanderbilt, these recognitions carry with them a $1,500 cash prize and an engraved piece of wooden artwork, hand-crafted by artist Brenda Stein.


The nomination window for the 2019-20 Heart and Soul Awards will open on May 1, 2019, and the link to the nomination form will be posted here and in myVU.


2018-19 Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Award winners

2017-18 Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Award winners