Models of Excellence
Dear Penn Faculty and Staff,
We are pleased to announce the Year 2000 Models of Excellence award winners.
The Models of Excellence program was introduced this year to support the
values of the University; to provide models of outstanding accomplishment
for emulation; and to offer an opportunity to honor, award, and celebrate
outstanding achievements by staff members of the Penn community.
A committee of Penn leaders selected the award winners
from among 145 staff members who were nominated for recognition by their
peers, colleagues and managers. The award winners were selected for achievements
above and beyond the expectations of their jobs, which embodied the excellence
criteria for this program:
- Development and implementation of practices, procedures and policies
that creatively support and further the University's mission,
- Application of innovative and proactive leadership in challenging circumstances,
- Extraordinary service to key constituencies,
- Substantial cost-savings, and
- Establishment of relationships within and/or outside of the immediate
organization which enable goals to be met that would be impossible otherwise.
Models Award Winners
- For innovative and proactive leadership in developing academically-based
community service courses that address core campus health issues: Kurt
Conklin, Health Educator, Office of Health Education, Office of the
Vice Provost for University Life.
- For supportive practices, procedures, and policies contributing to
creation of a first-rate electronics instruction laboratory: Siddharth
M. Deliwala, Manager, Instructional Laboratory, Electrical Engineering
Department, School of Engineering and Applied Science.
- For extraordinary service in the academic and personal support provided
for students in the Benjamin Franklin and University Scholars Programs:
Susan Z. Duggan, Coordinator, University Scholars; Cheryl Shipman,
Administrative Assistant, Ben Franklin Scholars and General Honors;
and Linda Wiedmann, Associate Director, Benjamin Franklin Scholars
and General Honors.
- For exemplary relationship building within and outside the immediate
organization to create a mentoring/tutoring program for freshmen of the
School of Engineering and Applied Science: Katherine Lowe-Becht,
House Dean, Ware College House.
- For proactive leadership and extraordinary service leading to great
success and growth of the PennCares alumni community service program: Ellen
Liebman, Assistant Director, Global Alumni Network and Coordinator
for Alumni Relations Computer Services; Jennifer Rizzi, Assistant
Director, Classes and Reunions and Assistant Director, University of Pennsylvania
Alumni Society; and Joel Nied, Volunteer Leader and Associate, Morgan,
Lewis & Bockius.
- For innovative and proactive leadership in developing an internationally
renowned website for the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology:
Suzanne Clappier, Information Technology Support Specialist; and Ray
Rorke, Information Technology Support Specialist, University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
- For substantial cost-effectiveness and extraordinary service in supporting
the expansion of the Department of Chemistry: Lauren Oshana, Business
Administrator, Department of Chemistry, School of Arts and Sciences.
- For substantial creativity and cost-effectiveness in reorganizing business
practices, the members of the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office:
Robert Alig, Director; Sharon Brooks, Associate Director; Alex
Brown, Associate Director; Renee Carrecter, Administrative Assistant;
Eric Chambers, Associate Director; Rochelle Crenshaw, Administrative
Assistant; Charicha Ford, Administrative Assistant; Alfreda Goode,
Operations Manager; Serita Lewis, Administrative Assistant; Rosemarie
Martinelli, Associate Director; Mae Shores, Associate Director;
Carol Tunstall, Associate Director; Joseph Tyler, Associate
Director; and Bonny Wilson, Administrative Assistant.
In May, we will distribute a publication providing more information about
the achievements that earned your colleagues this honor. Please take careful
note of these achievements. Many can be replicated and we encourage you
to consider their applicability in your area of work. At the very least,
we hope that the creativity, proactive leadership, service, cost-savings
and relationship building of these staff members will serve as models for
your actions at Penn.
On May 8, an award ceremony and reception will be held in honor of the
above award winners. The Models award winners will receive a symbol of appreciation
and a $500 monetary gift. Individuals identified for Honorable Mention will
receive a symbol of appreciation and a $250 monetary gift.
Please join us in congratulating your colleagues.
|--Judith Rodin, President
||--Robert L. Barchi, Provost
||--John A. Fry, Executive Vice President|
Models of Excellence Selection Committee
Larry Gross, Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication,
Chair, Faculty Senate
Beth Hagovsky, Associate Director of Student Affairs, The Wharton School,
Vice Chair Elect, Penn Professional Staff Assembly
John J. Heuer, Vice President, Human Resources
Rosemary McManus, Secretary of the University
Kendra Nicholson, Chair, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly
Amy Simmerman, Executive Committee, Student Committee on Undergraduate
Harbir Singh, Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management, Chair, Management
Department, The Wharton School
Tom Stump, Executive Director, Budget and Administration, School of
Engineering and Applied Science
Ex Officio: Marilyn Kraut, Manager, Quality of Worklife Programs, Division
of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 29, April 18, 2000
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