Heart of the Hawk
The MVCC Heart of the Hawk is awarded to a member of the full time teaching faculty who has recently shown excellence through specific achievement in one or more of the following areas: learning, accessibility, collaboration, excellence, diversity, affordability, or integrity. 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.