About Kudos

The Kudos program allows faculty, staff and students the opportunity to express appreciation in a public forum to acknowledge staff members who have reached beyond their regular job responsibilities to make a contribution to the Williams community.

Trying to determine if someone qualifies for a Kudos nomination can sometimes be tricky. Many staff on campus do an exceptional job, but it’s the community contribution that earns a Kudos. The Kudos subcommittee meets monthly to review all nominations and select two honorees. On rare occasions the subcommittee has recognized a group, but it’s best to nominate a single person for their contribution.

Here are some historical Kudos-worthy examples to help clarify:

Jason Wandrei, Dining Services
“On Friday evening we were leaving to deliver food to a catered event at The Log on Spring Street. Our catering truck had been parked during our two week break, and when we attempted to start it up… nothing happened. As always, we were on a deadline to deliver and only had a little time in which to remedy the situation. In an attempt to find someone to help with our problem, I called Driscoll Dining Hall to see if anyone had any advice. Jason Wandrei answered the phone and hearing of our troubles, Jason asked his supervisor if he could help us and then came right over to do so. He helped us to determine that our battery was dead and assisted us with a jump start. His willingness to lend us a helping hand was greatly appreciated and played a role in making sure our food was delivered on time. Thank you, Jason!” — Charlotte Clark

Theresa LePicier, Development
“There was a student at the Athletic Tag Sale in Chandler gym today who wanted to make a purchase but only had his debit card with him. They did not accept debit cards so he was going to have to go to an ATM to get cash and come back to pay. Theresa gave the student the cash to pay for his purchases with no expectation of repayment. The student was clearly appreciative!” — Carol Rand