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.

2014: Stephen Colella, disability evaluator for Commonwealth Medicine’s Disability Evaluation Services unit
2013: Bill Tsaknopoulos, director of auxiliary services

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.