2022-2023 Give-A-Violet Award honorees

2022-2023 Give-A-Violet Award honorees with Interim Vice President, Human Resources Trish Holland, right. Credit: Myaskovsky, Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau

The Give-A-Violet award gives current students, faculty, administrators, and staff the opportunity to thank members of the NYU New York community who have gone above and beyond the normal scope of their positions and demonstrated specific values and competencies at an exceptional level in the performance of their everyday responsibilities.

Criteria and Eligibility

Nominate staff and administrators for academic year 2023-2024 through Thursday, February 29, 2024 via the Give-A-Violet Portal.

All NYU administrators and staff are eligible to be nominated for and receive a Violet.

To determine the award recipients, the Selection Committee reviews the nominations anonymously and considers many characteristics. The Committee does not consider the number of nominations for an individual, but rather the quality of the examples of the criteria below. Each nominee should excel in one or more of the following competencies and values:


To Access the Portal:

  1. A VPN connection is required when accessing the nomination portal off-campus.
  2. Activate your browser's SSO login credentials by signing into NYUHome


  • We encourage nominators to view the form and then draft their nomination as a Word/Google Doc to have a back-up of your submission.

Taking personal accountability to uphold ethical standards; building trusting relationships through honesty, openness, fairness, and candor; and living up to commitments


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


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


Adjusting your own behavior to work efficiently and effectively in light of new information, changing situations, and/or different environments


Demonstrating commitment to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in performance of responsibilities and in interactions with members of the NYU community

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



Encouraging employees to be their very best by providing feedback, development opportunities, positive reinforcement, and appreciation for their efforts


Setting a positive example by remaining calm in a crisis, encouraging and supporting collaboration and teamwork, demonstrating inclusion, respect and tact, exhibiting humility, helping others achieve success, and being honest and trustworthy


Inspiring commitment, providing vision, promoting and ensuring alignment with school/unit and NYU’s goals and/or values and providing coaching and performance management

To Submit a Nomination

  • Launch the online nomination portal during the nomination period. Nominators may access the portal on the campus network (recommended), or off-site securely with VPN installed and connected. Once accessed, enter the nominee's name, select that name from the dropdown list, then click Search on the upper right. The minimum length of submission comments is 100 characters (there is no maximum). The server may time out after 30 minutes of inactivity. It is recommended to save a copy of the nomination offline.
  • NYU community members are invited to champion deserving administrators and staff, but all employees should refrain from any activity that comes across as campaigning on their own behalf for nominations. This will result in a disqualification.

Recognition of Winners

Recipients of the Give-A-Violet award will be announced in the spring. The winners are honored with a festive celebration hosted by the Vice President, Human Resources and receive a monetary award.


Contact NYU PeopleLink at askpeoplelink@nyu.edu or 212-992-LINK (5465).

Congratulations to 2022-2023 Recipients

William Conklin
Finance and Campus Services
Thea Favaloro
NYU Prague
Stephanie Gallagher
Arts and Science

Jennifer Gray
J Jang
Student Affairs

Kelly Long
Office of the Provost
Fallon Lucombe
Stern School of Business
Eugenia E. Mejia
College of Dentistry
Remi Moss
Center for Data Science

Christine Phelan
Tisch School of the Arts
Maria Ramirez
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Thomas Sendgraff
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Archive of Give-A-Violet Award Recipients