Tufts Distinction Awards Winners
Tufts is honoring 10 people and five teams with Tufts Distinction Awards for their dedication, talent and innovation in service to the university.
The award categories and their recipients this year are:
The Champion of Collaboration Award, for successfully building diverse and productive relationships across and beyond the university:
Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) staff, Office of the Provost: Ed Morgan, Donna Qualters, Alicia Russell, Annie Soission and Roberta Sullivan
GPR/AED Program Team, School of Dental Medicine: Diran Balekian, Catherine Caponigro, Elizabeth Costa, Jacinda Frye, Jianjun Li, Kimberly Panagopoulos, Hana Sadi, La-Kansa Sitcheron, Diana Strachan and Gina Terenzi
The Agent of Innovation Award, for creating new paths to excellence:
Donna Reilly, staff, Treasury Operations
Jamilah Welch, staff, Fletcher School
Massive Open Online Course Project Team, Tufts Technology Services and School of Medicine: Susan Albright, Kyle Anderson, Paul Bergen, Haejung Chung, Candace Girard, Jeffrey Griffiths, David Grogan, David Gute, William O’Brien, Bryan Revis and Carolyn Talmadge
University-wide Fundraising Initiative: Mark Adzigian, Kosta Alexis, Soraya Alivandi, Torrey Androski, TJ Archfield, Rob Ayles, Cheryl Benoit, Adam Bissonette, Marianne Blaney, Liza Bruno, Lindsey Collins, Gina DeSalvo, Sean Devendorf, Tara DiDomenico, Molly Feeley, Rosanne Gautreau, Lauren Hall, Nicole Hallahan, Kristin Hill, Jeremy Hynes, Mini Jaikumar, Fran Kantor, Jonathan Kaplan, Rachel Laquidara, Bill Lavin, Kezia Lawler, Elena Lee, Margot Lenhart, Amy Lipsitz, Julia Lowe, Cindy LuBien, Rosemary Macmullin, Nancy Mahler, Miriam McLean, Kelly Melcher, Robin Melendez, Paula Menzel, Karen Micale, Kim Moniz, Stephanie Mullervy, Julie O'Connor, Craig O'Donnell, Michele Ohanian, Michael Oliveira, Susan Peecher, Chris Pinault, Kaitlin Provencher, Rob Sanderson, Rebekah Scaduto, Matt Scheck, Ellen Schuette, Andy Twomey, Beatriz Valdez, Michael Wiley, Craig Williams and Tom Williams
The Extraordinary Colleague Award, for surpassing expectations:
Mary Ann Buonomo, staff, Tufts Support Services
Kathy Mundhenk, staff, Financial Services
Rima Chaddha Mycynek, staff, School of Medicine
David Proctor, A94, G01, G10, lecturer, Department of History
Cynthia Rubino, staff, Fletcher School
Keleigh Sanford, staff, Biomedical Engineering
Stacey Sperling, staff, Health Services
Janine Stuczko, staff, Cummings School
Executive Vice President Administrative Team staff: Pamela Dill and Pamela Gratiano
The ceremony takes place on Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m. in Cohen Auditorium in the Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave., on the Medford/Somerville campus. A buffet luncheon will follow.
This marks the ninth year of the Distinction Awards. The selection committee received nearly 130 nominations for more than 80 individuals and teams from across the university. This list, as well as the full list of this year’s nominees, is available on the Distinction Awards website.