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Give-A-Violet Award

Eligibility and Criteria

All University administrators and staff are eligible to be nominated for and receive a Violet. To determine the recipients, the Give-A-Violet Selection Committee will consider many characteristics, but the below criteria will be used extensively. Each nominee should excel in one or more of the following competencies and values:

  • Integrity – Taking personal accountability to uphold ethical standards; building trusting relationships through honesty, openness, fairness, and candor; and living up to commitments
  • Respect – Demonstrating a genuine appreciation for others, valuing diversity by treating everyone with high regard and consideration for their individual differences as well as maintaining the highest level of professionalism when working with others through challenging issues
  • Customer Focus – Providing an excellent level of service to both internal and external customers, identifying and responding to current and future client needs
  • Teamwork – Working effectively within and across departments; collaborating with others to achieve common goals; and listening and communicating in a way that respects and supports others
  • Adaptability – Adjusting your own behavior to work efficiently and effectively in light of new information, changing situations, and/or different environments

Additionally, managers who are nominated should also excel in one or more of the following areas:

  • Mentoring – Encouraging employees to be their very best by providing feedback, development opportunities, positive reinforcement, and appreciation for their efforts
  • Modeling – Setting a positive example by remaining calm in a crisis, encouraging and supporting collaboration and teamwork, exhibiting humility, helping others achieve success, and being honest and trustworthy
  • Motivating – Inspiring commitment, providing vision, promoting and ensuring alignment with school/unit and NYU’s goals and/or values and providing coaching and performance management

Recognition of Winners

Recipients of the Give-A-Violet award will be announced during the spring semester. The 12 winners are invited to a special luncheon reception hosted by the president of NYU and receive a commemorative pin and gift.

For More Information

Contact NYU PeopleLink at or 212-992-LINK (5465).


NYU Give A Violet Recipients 2013

Recipients of the 2012-2013 Give-A-Violet Award, from left to right, seated: Elizabeth Best, Nancy Rentel, Amita Manghnani, Erica Frankel, Emily Gadd. From left to right, standing: Olivia Huynh, Anne-Marie Skvarla, Joseph Pisano, Elaine Fludgate, President John Sexton, Stephanie Chelales, Nicholas Evans, Laura Chen-Schultz. Click above for a high resolution image (5.1 MB).

2012-2013 GAV Recipients

Elizabeth Best
David B. Kriser Dental Center

Stephanie Chelales
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Laura Chen-Schultz
Office of the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

Nicholas Evans
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

Elaine Fludgate
Office of the Executive Vice President, Operations

Erica Frankel
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

Emily Gadd
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Olivia Huynh
Office of the Senior Vice President, University Relations and Public Affairs

Amita Manghnani
Office of the Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

Joseph Pisano
Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Nancy Rentel
Silver School of Social Work

Anne-Marie Skvarla
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Archive of Give-A-Violet Award Recipients

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