Thank You to These Community Members

The following MIT community members have been recognized for going the extra mile. Thank someone today.
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March 17, 2023

Nora Flaherty and Brynne Crawley

A big thank you to both Nora and Brynne for so successfully tackling yet another PRH sales presentation. I thank my lucky stars that I get to work with such brilliant, unflappable, witty colleagues on a daily basis. It makes the work fun!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Bill Smith, MIT Libraries and MIT Press
March 17, 2023

Marge Encomienda

Marge has been such a support for me as a new employee at MITP. I appreciate her so much--her intelligence, her talent, her kindness, and her institutional knowledge. Our designers don't get enough credit for all the incredible work they do, working to meet everyone's needs and desires for our covers, and Marge handles all of this pressure with aplomb and grace.
Debbie Kuan
March 17, 2023

Elisabeth Graham

There are not enough words to describe what an incredible marketing assistant Elisabeth is. She is conscientious, tireless, dedicated, positive, and proactive at every turn, and I am always astonished by her willingness to take on more. She has also grown as a copywriter, and I am so proud of all she has achieved since starting at MITP.
Debbie Kuan, MIT Libraries and MIT Press
December 8, 2022

Grace Sun

Thank you Grace, you're a lifesaver
ur videos has carried me though ups and downs
probs won't make it through senior year without em
December 7, 2022

Gabrielle Ballard

I would like to publicly recognize Gabby for all of her hard work and immense dedication to the students, staff members, and instructors in the MITES (formerly OEOP) office! Gabby is a MIT alumna who has graciously used her talents to serve the MIT Community and others around the world. Gabby is an integral member in the success of all of our office's programs, and I'm impressed weekly by all that she does.
Marcus Mundy, School of Engineering
December 7, 2022

Research Administration Systems and Support

Huge Thank You to everyone on the team at Research Administration Systems and Support (Director, Carol Wood)! This group does not have a big web presence, and they tend to fly a bit under the radar while doing amazing work that enriches and enhances research at MIT. The team has been instrumental in deploying the Research@MIT App, along with a host of electronic research admin tools available to PIs; including the OSATT’s NDA/DUA portal, and the brand new Informal International Collaborations (IIC) tool just launched this week, and several more important, internal facing tools for DLC administrators.
Thank you, RA Systems and Support!!
Anne White, School of Engineering
November 23, 2022

Hanlon Rosemary and Cariolo Ian

Thank you so much for all your help, support and patience. :)
Marija Magdalena Todorovic, Lemelson MIT
October 19, 2022

Kimberly Mancino

We have so much appreciation for the fantastic Kimberly Mancino, who handles time crunches and last-minute changes with humor, generosity, and Olympic-level attention to detail. Kimberly, we love working with you!
Jennifer Burke and Stacie Slotnick, EVPT and Human Resources
September 6, 2022

Atlas Service Center Front Desk Person

The person at the Atlas Service Center front desk who helped me check in was awesome! He made me smile and brightened my day.
Sai Allu, School of Science
August 25, 2022

Danforth Nicholas

I want to commend Danforth Nicholas for his generous efforts to assist me (a new employee of MIT) in the financial side of my duties. He has answered multiple questions of mine, and taken time out of his busy schedule to share his knowledge with me.
Jason Rhode, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
August 17, 2022

Nick Diehl

I'm grateful to Nick Diehl of the Ombuds Office for helping me think through how I want to deal with a difficult situation in my work relationships. He quickly caught on to the complexities, and he both affirmed my responses and provided helpful suggestions. I feel a great deal of trust in his discretion, both because of the Ombuds Office's independence from other organizations and because of Nick's manner and assurances.
Riley Hart, Human Resources
July 18, 2022

Scott Wade in RDIT

Thank you Scott for your never-ending patience and kindness.! I appreciate you more than I can say, as do my RSO colleagues!
Anna Scheminger, I work at the Office of the Recording Secretary
March 1, 2022

Valerie Alleyne, Nico Lang

A big thank you to Valerie and Nico for setting me up with a workspace in our building. My usual space is under construction, thanks to Valerie and Nico I didn't need to stress at all about a couple of on-campus commitments that popped up. Valerie thank you, especially for keeping an eye out for me this morning, the tour, and making sure everything was all set.
Megan Chester, Office of the President and EVPT
December 22, 2021

Edith Wun

Thank you, Edith! Edith is the Leadership Giving officer in NSE and also covers the PSFC and the IPC. She has gone above and beyond this past year in support of the MIT Mission. Whether it is managing logistics of funds transfers, connecting the right problem-solving team across the Institute when questions pop-up, gracious and consistent engagement with friends and alumni, or long-range strategic planning, Edith is dedicated to excellence. She has managed everything with patience, thoughtfulness, and care. Work on fundraising is essential to provide our students with the best educational and research environment in the world. Thank you, Edith, for making NSE and MIT a great place to be!
Anne White , School of Engineering
November 21, 2021

Philip Harris

Professor Harris is one of the nicest professor I have at MIT. I hope he knows that his students do appreciate him as a teacher!!
8.012 student
November 21, 2021

Megan Chester

Thank you, Megan, for being a supportive and helpful colleague. I appreciate you covering me last minute during a busy week. You are amazing!
Vicki Burgoyne, Office of the President and EVPT
October 15, 2021

Myron Fletch Freeman

Through out the closure and partial closure Fletch has made if possible for us to service our students, faculty and other community members. There is no way we would have been able to continue to offer the high standards of service our community members deserve through these trying times without Fletch's help. He is our shining star and we are so grateful for all he does! Thank you Fletch!
EECS Grad Office, School of Engineering
October 14, 2021

Richard Petruzzelli

My supervisor, Richard Petruzzelli, has made the transaction back to working in the office very pleasant, despite my anxiety about returning. His flexibility, patience, and understanding of each person's situation have helped me embrace my return while making me feel more motivated to continue doing my very best in the office.
October 13, 2021

Kimberly Harmon

Dearest Kim, thank you for always being available whenever I needed your assistance with a travel problem/question. Your insights have saved me hours of time! I cannot THANK YOU enough for always being so helpful and so prompt with responses. You are truly a gem and MIT Travel is lucky to have you, and so am I/We!
Diane Alicea, MIT Sea Grant College Program
October 13, 2021

Christine Stasio

I had a family medical emergency and ended up dropping the ball on some key event planning details for a 'pop up' musical performance by the Festival Jazz Ensemble. When I called Facilities Operations at 7:00AM on the day of the performance Christine jumped into action immediately connecting me to the right people, staying with the issue until it was all set and problem solving common issues up front to make sure everything went smoothly. Her professional and empathic approach made all the difference. Thank you, Christine!
Maryanne Kirkbride, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Research, Lincoln Laboratory
October 4, 2021

Joanne McHugh and Caroline Johnston

I would like to thank both Joanne McHugh and Caroline Johnston, for holding me up during my isolation period when Covid first struck. Their humor and support was truly needed and appreciated. I am blessed to have some wonderful and caring co-workers, who have also become great friends! Thank you both so much!
Diane Alicea, MIT Sea Grant College Program
October 3, 2021

Lina Necib

Thank you so much for teaching 8.012 recitations! Your teaching style makes so much sense and helps me to understand physics way better than I thought was possible.
Anonymous :), School of Science
September 15, 2021

Everyone at the Atlas Center and especially Jamal

Like many of us, I had to get a new ID card when I returned to campus since my old one wouldn't work with the new card readers. When I went to the Atlas Center last week there was a line out the door and dozens upon dozens of people waiting for service. I really want to thank all of the Atlas Center staff for being so efficient and helpful to so many people at once, and especially to Jamal for keeping the energy up and being so cheerful! It had to have been an exhausting week for them all and I so appreciated all they were doing.
Janine Liberty, Associate director, communications, MIT Open Learning
September 2, 2021

David Elwell

Due to my mistake on document work, I had to stay at a Canadian airport since I was rejected by the US customs. David helped me safely travel to the US and get the correct document. David could have been angry at so many things. I was the one who did not pay attention to the his emails and made a mistake. I had such a bad connection when I was calling him at the airport since all I had was the public wifi provided by the airport. And it was weekend when I called him. Nevertheless, he was unbelievably kind all the time. It was literally unbelievable. I would have totally understood even if he said bad words to me. He is such an angel. He helped me with so many things. He is very sincere in helping the international students to be safe and comfortable at MIT. I think he does so much more than what he has to do. MIT and its students are so lucky to have him! Thank you so much, David.
Jaeyoon Song, Sloan School of Management
August 31, 2021

Cam Fox

Cam Fox does an amazing job helping me with the managed servers my department and I depend on 24/7. From the very beginning (2016), Cam has always been responsive, often anticipating issues that I may not see, and offering advice on how to improve the performance of the servers and hosted websites. I never take for granted that Cam won't need extra time to fix a problem or implement a change on my behalf. I deeply appreciate the speed, accuracy, and reliability that Cam continues to demonstrate during these trying times. Knowing the department's managed servers are in good hands allows me to focus my energies on other tasks and do my job better.
Belinda Yung, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
August 26, 2021

Atlas Service Center

Sending a well-deserved SHOUT OUT to the Atlas Service Center team. So many things we can appreciate: they've been on-campus ensuring our ID requests are administered, I-9s have been completed, answered the same questions, and best of all very good-natured :-)

Thank you all for your support then and continued support now especially with welcoming our new students and employees and welcoming back all of us who have misplaced our IDs or getting acclimated to our campus again.

You all are the BEST!
Lisa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
July 7, 2021

Ann Julian

Ann Julian is one of those people who make everything work. She is creative, knowledgeable, upbeat and above everything willing to help and offer solutions. With one of the highest procurement transactions volume, our DLC always needs to reach out to Ann for advice and she never fails to offer the best support there is. I am grateful to have Ann as a partner.
Carmen Finn, Schwarzman School of Computing
June 25, 2021

Diane Stacey-Wood

Shout out to Diane who helps the Media Lab as our HRO with a great big THANK YOU! When I reach out to Diane she responds promptly, thinks through avenues for consideration and offers a hand no matter the tediousness of the need. It's wonderful to have the opportunity to work with Diane! Thank you so much for working with the Media Lab!
Lisa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
June 11, 2021

Ashley Smart, Deb Blum

MIT Knight Science Journalism is such a treasure to the Institute. Ashley and Deb in particular are a living rolodex of amazing science journalists the world over who have great appreciation for MIT and are often willing to volunteer as event moderators/hosts/writers. And Undark (, the magazine co-founded by Blum and Tom Zeller, has given the world five years of essential science reporting on otherwise underreported topics/domains. MIT is so much richer thanks to KSJ's contributions.
Joe McGonegal, Alumni Association and Resource Development
June 4, 2021

Cindy Sambataro

Thank you, Cindy, for your unconditional assistance throughout my tenure at Open Learning. The things I have learned from you were invaluable. Now that I am on my way out, I want to show you recognition. Thank you so much for everything you've helped me with! I will always be so so so grateful for your help. Please accept this very small token of my appreciation.
Welina Farah, Office of Open Learning