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Virtue Family Exceptional Service Awards

Ted ’82 and Dani Virtue ’82, P’10, P’15The Virtue Family Exceptional Service Awards recognize staff and faculty who make an exceptional difference in students’ experience at Middlebury.

Faculty and staff from all Middlebury programs—the College, Language Schools, Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Middlebury Institute of International Studies—are eligible. The goal is to inspire employees to share their talents with students in ways that exceed the usual job expectations and to celebrate the successes that come from their collaborative efforts.

Established in 2017 by Ted ’82 and Dani Shaw Virtue ’82 P’10, P’15, the award is given each year to staff and faculty members who have gone beyond their normal professional responsibilities to support and connect with students in ways that build a more engaged and inclusive Middlebury. It can recognize extraordinary one-time service or service over many years. Through their work, the awards winners enhance the community.

The Virtue Family Exceptional Service Awards are granted annually to up to five individuals with $50,000 total available for the awards. This year, the College is awarding five $10,000 gifts, including the two made this summer to a staff member at the Language Schools and a faculty member at the Bread Loaf School of English. There are no restrictions on the use of the award.


Nominees must be current staff or faculty members of any Middlebury program. Nominations may be made by students, faculty, or staff members. Previous award winners are not eligible for a second award.

The Process

To nominate an employee, please fill out the online form. The president will select the winners based on the recommendation of a committee chaired by Provost Jeff Cason.

Nomination Deadline

Nominations for the next round of awards are due by October 15, 2019.


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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