Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Community Service (est. 2013)

Bill Tsaknopoulos

Given annually to an individual or team that provides service to the community as demonstrated by a spirit of commitment to those in need of assistance, passionate engagement resulting in a meaningful impact and strengthening relationships within the community.

(2013) Bill Tsaknopoulos, director of auxiliary services, for being a champion of individuals with disabilities and an ambassador for the medical school, as exemplified by his commitment to the Genesis Club, which since 1999 has created employment opportunities at UMMS for more than 300 Genesis Club members with mental illness and disability.

About Chancellors Community Service Award

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is committed to volunteerism in the communities where we live, work and study. The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Community Service is bestowed annually upon an individual UMMS staff member or team that provides service to the community in the following ways:

  • Demonstrates a spirit of commitment to those in need of assistance (veterans, disabled, etc.) 
  • Passionate engagement resulting in a meaningful impact to our community.
  • Strengthens relationships within the community

Nomination Eligibility Criteria:

  1. UMMS benefited exempt and non-exempt employees (non-faculty) with a minimum of three years of employment.
  2. Community service activity must be provided outside of the employee’s regular duties and responsibilities. 

The following, when avaiable, will link to access the Nomination Form for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Community Service 2015  

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