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Tufts Distinction Awards Winners

Individuals and teams commended for their service will be honored on June 15
June 5, 2017

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On the 10th anniversary of the Tufts Distinction Awards, Tufts will honor 14 individuals and one team who model the values of Tufts: leadership, innovation, customer service, integrity, collaboration, and respect for diverse perspectives and support for inclusion.

The university community is invited to celebrate the accomplishments of these exemplary employees in Boston on Thursday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at the Jaharis Building, 150 Harrison Avenue, in the Behrakis Auditorium. A light buffet luncheon will follow.  

Awardees are:

Diane Alexander, outreach coordinator, Tisch College
Andrea Breault, assistant director, administrative services, Public & Environmental Safety
Clinical Sciences Administrative Support Team, Cummings School: Jennifer Ebert,
Mikki Hui, Kim Lipinski, Lori Muhr, YeaRim Oh, Sabrina Stidsen, Vicki VanderSluis
Ann Marie Decembrele, assistant registrar, Fletcher School
MaryAnn DiRamio, administrative assistant, Gordon Institute
Lupita Ervin, administrative coordinator, Fletcher School
Kristin Finch, associate director, School of Engineering
Beth Frasso, department administrator, Chemical Engineering (now donor relations coordinator, University Advancement)
Jonathan Garlick, professor of oral pathology, School of Dental Medicine
Elizabeth Gottlieb, program advisor, International Relations
Brad Macomber, multimedia support specialist, Tufts Technology Services
Branwen Smith‐King, track coach and assistant director of athletics
Whitney Stiehler, staff assistant, Cummings School
Salima Fatima Taylor, research technician, Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Paul Tringale, secretary of the corporation, Office of the Trustees

Bus service is offered from the Grafton and Medford campuses. To reserve a seat, RSVP by Friday, June 9; details are online. Live streaming will be set up; check the website for details. 

This year the selection committee received nearly 176 nominations for 88 individuals and 26 teams from across the university. Check out the full list of nominees online.