The employee-endowed fund for professional development

The Employee Campaign Committee ("ECC") determined that most employees would be interested in giving philanthropically to a fund that could benefit any employee regardless of tenure, hourly or salaried status, or department. The 10 committee members were Bill Bettler, Kim Brant, David Collier, Rachel Davidson, Shaina Hackbarth, Theresa Hitchcock, David Mruzek, Darrin Rubino, Rachel Sharpe, and Robert Slade. The committee members represented Academics, the Levett Career Center, Athletics, Student Life, and the Physical Plant. They concluded that an endowed fund that supports professional development would be the best choice.

Professional development refers to continuing education and career training after a person has entered the workforce in order to help them develop new skills, stay up-to-date on current trends, and advance their career. Beyond continuing education, professional development can refer to many different types of relevant educational or training opportunities relevant to an employee's work. Examples may include (but are not limited to):

1. CPR certification
2. CDL certification
3. Completion of CE/CPE (continuing education requirements for existing certifications)
4. Books or other publications related to the employee(s)'s field of work
5. Conferences, workshops, and webinars, etc

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Employees receiving the award(s) from the Employee Endowed Fund for Professional Development will meet the following criteria:

1. Be a full-time employee of Hanover College (not a contractor) for at least one calendar year. 
2. Be in good standing with the College, with no official disciplinary actions taken against the employee for at least one calendar year.
3. Complete the annual application before the deadline.

In addition, employees may not receive the award in more than two consecutive fiscal years (two years back-to­ back). There is no limit on the number of times an employee may receive the award. Multiple employees may receive the award if funding is available from earnings on the endowed fund.