Employee Recognition Award Winners Announced

Posted: March 2, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Twenty-one university employees and two offices will be honored with Outstanding Achievement Awards, Exceptional Support Awards, the Quill Award, the Margaret C. Howell Award, Team Excellence Awards, a Presidential Citation and a Good Citizenship Award at the March 8 awards program presented by Human Resources and Payroll. In addition, the Staff Senate will present the Outstanding Supervisor Award.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

Most of the awards are presented twice yearly. They are based on nominations submitted for review by the Compensation Committee.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented for accomplishments that improve processes, save time or money or improve customer service and thus result in significant benefits.

Award recipients are Pam Allen, School of Management; Heather Hare, Center for Service and Leadership; Bruce Jackson, University Police; Richard Jackson, Enterprise Servers and Messaging; Michelle Lim, Human Resources and Payroll; James Goodlett McDaniel, College of Health and Human Services; Amy Moffitt, Office of International Programs and Services; Joyce Rose, Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering; and Maureen Strauch, Fiscal Services.

Exceptional Support Award

Exceptional Support Awards recognize Mason’s “worker bees,” those upon whom departments rely for the smooth running of daily operations. These employees demonstrate exceptional customer service, initiative, enthusiasm, commitment and energy.

Recipients are Lisa Andion, DoIt, Learning Support Services; Willow Bodman, Counseling Center; Marcy Glover, Office of the Provost; Elliott (Sa’ad) Laws, Johnson Center Library; Annaliesa Lundblad, Department of Environmental Science and Policy; Elizabeth Rooney, College of Education and Human Development; and Mathilde Speier, College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Quill Award

This award, open to all administrative and professional faculty, is granted for working on projects or initiatives outside the realm of normal work duties that result in the advancement of the university’s mission. The recipient will have shared his or her expertise on projects that have contributed to the stature of the department and/or the entire university. The award also recognizes that the recipient displayed leadership while involved in this work.

The recipients are Judy Costello, Business Alliance of George Mason University; and Brian Walther, Office of University Counsel.

Margaret C. Howell Award

This award is presented to individuals whose efforts carry on the work and demonstrate the character of the late Margaret C. Howell, who retired from George Mason University in 2002 after 20 years of outstanding, committed service. Her work focused on the development of respect, diversity and individual dignity throughout the university and the community.

Dolores Gomez-Moran, Student Academic Affairs, is the recipient.

Team Excellence Award

This award is given annually, and selection is based upon outstanding performance as a result of group achievement.

This year’s winners are Career Services in University Life, and the Office of Academic and Career Services in the School of Management.

Presidential Citation

The Presidential Citation is a noncompetitive award intended to recognize individuals who perform an exceptional deed that may or may not be related to their normal duties. The recipient of the award must have rendered a service or performed a deed at either personal or potential sacrifice that was motivated by good citizenship or a sense of public responsibility.

The recipient is Emily Ross in University Police.

Good Citizenship Award

This is a new award this spring.

Nolando Santos in Facilities Management is the recipient.

Outstanding Supervisor Award

This award, given twice annually by the Staff Senate, goes to Marcelle Heerschap, dean of student academic affairs and advising.

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