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The Lone Pine Recognition Program provides a variety of ways in which we recognize employees for their outstanding contributions to Dartmouth: an awards program, personalized notes of appreciation, staff snapshot, and a campus summer social.  

This comprehensive program aims to foster a deeper culture of appreciation across campus by recognizing the efforts of our colleagues; promoting collaboration and teamwork; acknowledging the value of diversity and inclusion; and honoring staff who excel at their jobs and exhibit behaviors that model the core values of the College.

Lone Pine Excellence Awards

Building upon the annual Employee Service Awards, the Lone Pine Recognition Program serves as the home of our flagship Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Award, the College's highest staff honor, and includes five staff awards, each with a monetary prize, for individuals and/or teams in the following categories: Collaboration, Passion and Commitment, Innovation, Leadership, and Unsung Hero.

The 2019 nomination period is closed.  The 2019 award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony and reception (date TBD) led by President Hanlon and other Senior Leaders. Each recipient will receive a monetary prize of $500 (minimum of $100 for team award recipients) and a special gift.

2019 Nominations Opportunities:


Additional awards for Staff include:

Lone Pine Peer Recognition

Peer recognition is designed to create a culture of recognition and appreciation between peers as well as between supervisors and staff on a consistent basis. When thinking about recognizing peers or staff, individuals should possess at least one, if not more, of the following criteria and can be recognized through a variety of ways, such as saying a simple thank you, or being recognized in the Staff Snapshot:

  • Go above and beyond job expectations on specific tasks
  • Consistently embody the core values of Dartmouth
  • Help a colleague complete a task, or fill in for a team member
  • Go out of their way to show kindness and generosity to their peers
  • Make a difference around campus that often goes unnoticed
  • Possess an unwavering positive attitude

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Gratitude Baskets

Gratitude Basket

Appreciate your peers often!  Sending a note card is a quick and easy way to recognize and thank your colleagues for a job well done.  Gratitude has a favorable impact on our mental and physical well-being and helps to support a positive culture with strengthened employee relationships.  Whether giving a card, or receiving one, one feels the benefits of gratitude including happiness, optimism, and less stress.

Gratitude Cards have gone virtual!  Now it's even easier to send a card to a peer - just download your card of choice (below), write a message in the text box, save and attach to an email to your peer. 

Gratitude baskets are located in over 70 key locations around campus and are filled with a variety of cards to use. Find a basket near you, take a card, write a note, and then deliver it to your peer (e.g. drop off in their work space, put into their mailbox, or send it via Hinman mail; to find individual Hinman Box numbers click here).  Having trouble finding a basket in your area? Click here to see a list of basket locations. Or, did you find a basket that needs to be replenished? Fill out this form to request refills for your Gratitude Basket.  

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Staff Snapshot

Do you know a peer that has done something interesting, innovative or inspiring on campus or in the community?  Nominate a peer for the Staff Snapshot!

Employees selected will be interviewed by the Office of Communications.  Their Staff Snapshot article will appear in the VOX and will be showcased on the recognition website and they will be presented with a piece of Dartmouth gear.  Individuals may only be recognized one time per year.

Nominate a peer today

2019 Staff Snapshots:

Alicia Brandon 

Ramatoulie Gassama

Lee Schuette


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Looking for other ways to recognize your staff?

Click here for additional ideas.

Summer Social

Thank you all for joining President Phil Hanlon and Gail Gentes for the first annual "Summer Social" employee appreciation event that was held on the Green on Monday, June 17. We hope you enjoyed a frozen novelty and fresh fruit while listening to live music by Reckless Breakfast as we took a moment to appreciate and celebrate you, our employees.  

Stay tuned for details about the 2020 Summer Social - coming soon!


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Wellness at Dartmouth

Employees are recognized for their well-being efforts through the Pulse Program rewards, the Fitness Reimbursement Benefit, or the Dartmouth Fitness Membership Credit. To learn more, click here.

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