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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February 16, 2024

IS&T - Olympia Valentine and Dudley Kirkpatrick

During a recent OAuth upgrade with DocuSign and e-Builder we ran into some authentication issues that could only be resolved by resetting a service account that had been created. Olympia and Dudley worked with me well beyond normal business hours to resolve the issue avoiding a disruption in DocuSign Services. From me, and the entire user community in e-Builder - thank you Olympia and Dudley!
Salvatore Angelone, Facilities
January 31, 2024

Deb Shafran

We had a situation where our scheduled tunnel walk leader was unable to lead a getfit sponsored tunnel walk. Deb was there as a participant and quickly informed me how the leader was not there. She then stepped in as the walk leader, giving the 7 other people the opportunity for exercise during the day. Thank you Deb for helping out in a pinch!
Rachel Bigler, MIT Health
January 22, 2024

Dennis Burianek and Kenny Sims

Dennis and Kenny are my department leaders. They have been supportive of my desire to return to school for an MBA and have continued to provide challenging work for me to grow and develop. Their understanding and support has allowed me to be more focused on the things I need to while balancing work and MBA and my personal life.
Julie Arloro-Mehta, Employee at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
January 5, 2024

John Shriver and Michael Leskiw

Shout to John Shriver and Michael Leskiw in OSATT for their tremendous contribution to supporting several major agreements with MITEI recently. John and Michael brought their specialized skills and negotiating finesse to help navigate complex agreements that are leading to novel and exciting engagements with industry at MIT. This was a huge team effort spanning the research administration ecosystem of OSATT Core, TLO, RAS, MITEI and more; and this is just a quick note of how much John and Michael's important contributions are recognized and valued here at MIT. Thank you, John and Michael!!!
Anne White, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Research, Lincoln Laboratory
December 21, 2023

Kate Hammond

Kate is immensely helpful and always gets back to me quickly. Over the last few months she has helped me with all sorts of inquiries, most of which probably aren't technically in her wheelhouse but she's always willing to track down the answer regardless. I am so grateful to have a colleague like Kate. Thank you!!
Gaby Wirth, MIT Museum
September 25, 2023

Research Administrators

I would like to express my gratitude to the many talented research administration professionals across MIT who enable the research enterprise through technical excellence and content expertise day in and day out. Thank you for helping faculty members, PIs, postdocs, and students impact the world through cutting-edge research and scholarship! Happy Research Administrator Day!
Anne White , Office of the Provost, Vice President for Research, Lincoln Laboratory
September 14, 2023

Abigail Ketchen, Senior Financial Officer IMES; Caroline Lowenthal, Alliance Manager, OSATT core; Kelley Shepard, Richard Corrente, Accounts Receivable, VPF; Bernadette Vallely, Team Manager, RAS

This amazing teams in IMES, OSATT Core, VPF, and RAS worked creatively and collaboratively to solve a tough issue managing a sponsored payment process recently. I was told that "Abigail in particular has really gone above and beyond on this work - not only is she taking the lead on reconciling invoices, POs, and payments for IMES projects, but she’s also taken responsibility for sorting these things out for PIs in other departments. Having a single person handling all of this, especially someone with her high level of skill, has really made the process more efficient and comprehensive." Thank you Abigail, Caroline, Kelley, Richard, and Bernadette so very very much!
Anne White, School of Engineering
June 29, 2023

Jeremy Kennelly

In addition to being a pleasure to work with, Jeremy has gone above and beyond the call of duty to aid me and the MIT Election Data and Science Lab with all of our subawards. I am very much indebted to Jeremy for his knowledge, hard work, good humor, and patience during a long grant process.
Jason Rhode, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
June 29, 2023

Alison Hynd

Dear Alison,
Thank you for sharing your experiences with your presentation at the MIT Media Lab, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, School of Architecture & Planning Level Up day! The session shared was relevant and contributed to the success of the day. Thank you!
Lisa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
June 29, 2023

Devan Monroe

Dear Devan,
Thank you for sharing your experiences with your presentation at the MIT Media Lab, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, School of Architecture & Planning Level Up day! The session shared was relevant and contributed to the success of the day. Thank you!
Lisa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
June 29, 2023

Nick Marmor

Dear Nick,
Thank you for sharing your experiences with your presentation at the MIT Media Lab, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, School of Architecture & Planning Level Up day! The session shared was relevant and contributed to the success of the day. Thank you!
Lisa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
June 29, 2023

Sarah Beckmann

Dear Sarah,
Thank you for sharing your experiences with your presentation at the MIT Media Lab, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, School of Architecture & Planning Level Up day! The session shared was relevant and contributed to the success of the day. Thank you!
Lisa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
June 29, 2023

Ryan McCarthy & Rich Lay

Dear Rich & Ryan,
Thank you for sharing your experiences with your presentation at the MIT Media Lab, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, School of Architecture & Planning Level Up day! The session shared was relevant and contributed to the success of the day. Thank you!
Lisa Breede, Schwarzman School of Computing
June 29, 2023

Tianna Ransom

Thank you, Tianna, for sharing your expertise and experience in developing a presentation for the MIT Media Lab, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, School of Architecture & Planning Level Up day! The session you designed was relevant and contributed to the success of the day. Thank you!
LIsa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
June 29, 2023

Diane Stacey Wood, Jodie Nosiglia, Martha Collins, Eileen Ng

Diane, Jodie, Eileen, & Martha,
Thank you for sharing your expertise and experience with your presentation at the MIT Media Lab, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, School of Architecture & Planning Level Up day! The session shared was relevant and contributed to the success of the day. Thank you!
Lisa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
June 29, 2023

Tianna Ransom

Thank you, Tianna, for sharing your expertise and experience in developing a session for the MIT Media Lab, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, School of Architecture & Planning Level Up day! The session you designed was relevant and contributed to the success of the day. Thank you!
LIsa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
June 29, 2023

Libby Mahaffy

Thank you, Libby, for sharing your expertise and experience in presenting a session for the MIT Media Lab, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, School of Architecture & Planning Level Up day! The session contributed to the success of the day. Thank you!
Lisa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
June 29, 2023

Michele King Harrington

Thank you, Michele, for sharing your expertise and experience in developing a session for the MIT Media Lab, MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, School of Architecture & Planning Level Up day! You designed a relevant session that contributed to the success of the day. Thank you!
Lisa Breede, School of Architecture + Urban Planning
June 6, 2023

Manny, Chef at Sloan Cafeteria

I started at Sloan in August of 2022 and have interacted with Manny while getting lunch on and off the entire year. Manny is always very kind, helpful, and enthusiastic. He always has a smile on his face and seems to care deeply about the work that he is doing. I just want to recognize that his personal enthusiasm and care for the Sloan community while serving food does not go unnoticed.
Yaminette Diaz-Linhart, Sloan School of Management
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
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