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Heart of the Hawk

The MVCC Heart of the Hawk award recognizes significant recent achievements and specific accomplishments in service and leadership to students, colleagues, and the college by members of the full time teaching faculty.  This recognition is awarded three times each academic year (October, January, and April) in order to allow the extraordinary efforts of MVCC teaching faculty to receive recognition in a timely fashion. Once a faculty member has received this award, they will not be eligible to receive the award again for another 5 years. (view list of recipients)

The MVCC Employee Recognition Workgroup screens all nominations and recommends candidates for confirmation by the College Cabinet. Each winner is formally recognized in a regularly scheduled meeting of the College Senate and receives a personal desk plaque.  Their name also appears on the Heart of the Hawk wall plaque located in the MVCC Board Room in Payne Hall. 

Heart of the Hawk Nomination Form