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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. 

Heart of the Hawk Nomination Form