Outstanding Employees Know How to Handle with Care

May 27, 2010 — This year's Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award winners make the University of Virginia a great place to work or to come in contact with, whatever the reason.

These employees, who have been recognized with the highest honors given to staff, handle daily tasks and surprises – including natural disasters, nature's creatures and the most fragile of their fellow human beings – with care, humor, patience, thoroughness and sound judgment.

They were recognized May 19 at the Service Awards Day reception in the John Paul Jones Arena, along with employees with 10, 15 and 20 years of service.

The Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award recipients are invited to a luncheon with the Board of Visitors in June, where each will receive a $1,000 check and an engraved gift.

Each year, U.Va. Human Resources appoints a committee to choose five outstanding employees from the Academic Division, and a Health System committee chooses five in the Medical Center, from a larger group of nominees. In addition, U.Va.'s College at Wise chooses a winner from its staff.