At the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon, the department with the highest number of average volunteering hours will be recognized and receive a framed plaque.
The average hours will be determined by adding up the total number of hours volunteered by that department and then divided by the number of people in that department to make it equitable. Hours will be accumulated from the day after the luncheon to one week before the next year's luncheon.
Purpose: To recognize faculty and staff at the department level who volunteer at the College for campus wide events such as Homecoming; student activities such as chaperoning dances and Community Day; or beautifying the campus through the gardens or clean up initiatives.
Goal: To increase participation and a spirit of volunteering to better exemplify our Benedictine values especially those of community, stewardship, and hospitality.
This award differs from other awards as volunteering for outside groups and events is honored with the Service to Community award, and the Service to College award recognizes an individual whereas this award recognizes a department.