President's Awards for Exemplary Service

Exemplary Together

An approach as unique as the year!

In the face of adversity presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, employees throughout Memorial have consistently risen to challenges. Everyone has done so much. Instead of recognizing a limited number of people with President’s Awards for Exemplary Service this year, we want to highlight the efforts of as many of you as possible.

Some of you have continued to work on campus while others have worked from home. People have had to learn new ways of working and navigate the world of Webex meetings. Whatever this year has looked like for you, we would like to hear about it.

Stories, quotes and pictures

All employees are invited to reflect on this past year and send in your stories, quotes and pictures. You can submit a story or quote about your own experience or about someone else (employee or team) who you would like to recognize for their efforts.

Stories can be up to 400 words and quotes can be as short as one sentence! Also, if you want to submit information without writing a story or quote, please click here to access an information submission form (please note, you only need to complete the form, if you want to submit information without a story or quote). Once your story, quote or submission form is ready, please email it to

Acknowledging this year

When you email your submission, please provide a suggestion as to what we can do to commemorate this year and the extraordinary efforts of Memorial employees. All suggestions will be compiled and considered. At the President’s Awards Ceremony in December, the exemplary service of employees will be acknowledged and the chosen suggestion announced. Maybe the year will be commemorated with a garden, a bench with a plaque on each campus, or a therapy dog for employees to enjoy. It is up to you! So send in your suggestions for consideration!

This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the exceptional people and teams that have defined the Memorial community during this time in our history.

Webpage coming

A webpage dedicated to featuring these submissions is being created and will be launched early this summer. The webpage will be regularly updated as information is submitted. A Newsline will be issued once the webpage is live and a link to the page will be posted here.


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