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Continuation of Service Award

The Veterans Colleague Network Group (VCNG) Cornell Veterans Continuation of Service Award recognizes Cornell veterans for their continued leadership and service.

The award celebrates veterans who have continued to serve after their military service by giving back to other veterans or making outstanding contributions to the Cornell community. Award recipients will receive an engraved plaque which will be presented during the annual Veterans Day activities.

Group of awardees and presenters; names in caption
from left to right: Christine Lovely, Vice President of Human Resources; Rick Burgess Vice President of Facilities and Campus Services and Executive Sponsor of the VCNG; Jeramy Kruser; Jase Baese; Debra Howell, VCNG Chair; Randi Rainbow, VCNG Vice Chair

The inaugural VCNG Continuation of Services awards were presented to Jase Baese and Jeramy Kruser who both embody the spirit of the award by serving as role models and mentors to others, enhancing the quality of the campus for the veteran community, and advancing opportunities and access for veterans.


  • Nominee must be current Cornell faculty, staff, or student in good standing or a veteran from the community that supports veterans at Cornell
  • Nominee may not have previously received the award in the past 3 years

The VCNG Executive Committee will oversee the award review and decision-making process.


  • Nominee serves as a role model and/or mentor for others and demonstrates a high level of professionalism, collaboration, and creativity
  • Nominee enhances the quality of the campus and/or local area environment for the veteran community by providing extraordinary services, activities, or other initiatives to benefit the working and learning environments.
  • Nominee advances opportunities and access for veterans



Nomination Form