VIMS announces winners of annual awards

Every year the VIMS community gathers in May to recognize and honor exemplary performance by faculty, staff, and students during the previous calendar year.

Outstanding Employee Awards

The Outstanding Employee awards are chosen by nominations received by the Awards Committee from all faculty, staff, and students at VIMS. Learn about the winners of this year's awards in the categories of

Outstanding Student Awards

In addition to students honored and supported through privately funded fellowships, VIMS bestows several special awards for exemplary accomplishment in research and scholarship.

Best Student Paper Awards

Each year a committee of faculty and students chooses the best journal articles by VIMS graduate students. Papers are judged for scope of problem, degree of challenge, magnitude of effort, hypothesis formulation and testing, and style. Learn about this year's winners in the Ph.D. and Master's categories.

Zeigler Student Achievement Award

The Zeigler Award honors the past contributions to student needs of Dr. John Zeigler, the first SMS Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, and the continuing contributions of Mrs. Marilyn Zeigler. Learn about this year's winner. 

Service Awards

VIMS is a great place to work!  Service Awards are given to honor those who have worked at VIMS at least 30 years.  See this year's honorees below:

Table of Service Award honorees at the 2022 VIMS Awards ceremony July 2023
30-Year Service honorees: Sue Stein, Todd Nelson, and Mike Seebo with Dean & Director Derek Aday (not pictured: Jeff Shields). 35-Year Service honorees: Rob Hale and Grace Massey with Dean & Director Derek Aday (not pictured: Joy Baber).
40-Year Service honorees: Maxine Butler and Louise Lawson with Dean and Director Derek Aday. 45-Year Service honorees: Cheryl Teagle and Hosier "June" Whitfield with Dean and Director Derek Aday.