Submit Nominations for Two Staff Recognition Awards

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you information regarding two staff recognition awards and a form below to nominate a staff colleague. Nominations will be accepted between December 12 - 20.

The Robert J. and Candice Barker Staff Recognition Award recognizes annually a staff member who, through personal commitment, dedication, loyalty, and willingness to go beyond the call of duty, has enhanced the sense of community at Hotchkiss. The award is sustained by the permanent endowment of the Robert J. and Candice Barker Staff Recognition Fund, which was established by the gift of an anonymous donor and has subsequently received generous support from Hotchkiss parents and alumni. The fund honors Robert and Candice Barker, whose work, over nearly four decades, exemplified dedication to this school. A stipend of $2,500, subject to payroll taxes, will accompany the award.

The Margot Hooker Fund was established in 1996 with contributions received in memory of Margot Hooker, a 28-year member of The Hotchkiss School Staff. This fund supports an award to be presented to a staff member who best exemplifies those traits of character which distinguished Margot Hooker: thoughtfulness, good attendance, punctuality, attachment to the institution, cheerfulness, kindness to one's co-workers, and the example one sets for one's co-workers. The Barker fund also underwrites a stipend of $2,500, subject to payroll tax, for the recipient of the annual Margot Hooker Award.

You are invited and strongly encouraged to nominate a staff colleague, for either award via the Staff Award Nomination, 2017-18.

Nominations will be accepted between December 12 - 20. Recipients of both awards will be announced at the January 23 Anniversary All-School Meeting. The Head of School, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Human Resources will review nominations and select the award recipients, in consultation with the prior year's award recipient (Joe O'Connor).

Please note that these details will also be included in the faculty/staff announcements on the Hotchkiss website, located here (use your Hotchkiss login):

Thank you,