Richard V. and Rosemary A. Hurley Presidential Commendation

In September, 2008, the Rector and Visitors of the University of Mary Washington established the Richard V. and Rosemary A. Hurley Presidential Commendation.  The intent of this award is to honor Mr. and Mrs. Hurley, who have consistently demonstrated a desire to recognize and reward outstanding service of University employees, and who led by example in their work at Mary Washington.  The benefactors of the award, Elmer and Marceline Weatherly Morris, Class of 1950, hope this commendation will serve as a permanent reminder of the appreciation that the Mary Washington community feels for the Hurleys’ service and desire for it to be a source of inspiration for future members of the University’s staff to serve the institution in the dedicated manner epitomized by the Hurleys.


A UMW employee, with preference for an administrative/professional faculty member.

Nomination Criteria:

Those who are nominated must:

  • Perform exceptionally meritorious service to the University;
  • Demonstrate strength of character; and
  • Maintain steadfast dedication to the University’s mission.

Selection Process:

Final selection will be made by the University President with the award presentation later this spring.

Nomination Process:

To nominate a colleague for the Hurley Award, use the on-line nomination form. Nominations will open again in September 2023.