University of Vermont

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ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Staff Kudos

Please see below some of the recent accomplishments of the staff at the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

2012

  • Karen BernardKaren Bernard
    Administrative Assistant

    Karen Bernard was presented the 2012 CEMS Outstanding Staff Member Award during a 2012 UVM CEMS Holiday Celebration held Friday, December 6, 2012 in the Fleming Museum by Bernard "Chip" Cole, Interim Dean of the College, for her achievements in her role as Administrative Assistant for the School of Engineering.

    "Karen plays a key role in the success of our College," says Bernard 'Chip" Cole, Interim Dean of the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. "She creates functionality and continuity for faculty, staff and visitors within the School of Engineering."

    "Karen's assistance to me has been invaluable," says Jason Bates, as Interim SoE Director. "Her unwavering efficiency and constant good nature, together with her wealth of knowledge about the operational aspects of the School of Engineering, have made all the difference in keeping things running smoothly. I am extremely happy that Karen is receiving this award."

2011

  • Penni FrenchPenni French
    Administrative Assistant

    Interim Dean Bernard "Chip" Cole presented Penni French with the 2011 CEMS Outstanding Staff Award during the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences holiday celebration in the Fleming Museum on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

    Penni exhibits the qualities of humanity, generosity of spirit, and dignity, especially under the pressure of deadlines and those pesky technology hurdles. She is responsible for planning the wide-ranging logistics associated with guest speaker visits, student-run technical evenings, and outreach activities. She works with patience and respect, camaraderie and the genuine affection appropriate of educators towards our students, humor, and a tenacious resolve to overcome whatever stumbling blocks may arise.

    Penni's disposition and helpful, trustworthy, proactive attitude ensure the smooth running of the Department, as she maintains cordial working relationships with staff colleagues across the College and UVM.

2010

  • Monika UrsinyMarnie Owen
    Student Services Advisor

    Marnie Owen was presented the 2010 CEMS Outstanding Staff Member Award during a 2010 UVM CEMS Holiday Celebration held Friday, December 10, 2010 in the Fleming Museum by Bernard "Chip" Cole, Interim Dean of the College, for her achievements in her role as Student Services Advisor for the College.

    "Marnie exemplifies our CEMS mission," says Bernard 'Chip" Cole, Interim Dean of the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. "Her field of expertise is vital to both teaching and student services within CEMS."

2009

  • Monika UrsinyMonika Ursiny
    Budget Manager

    Monika Ursiny was presented the 2009 CEMS Outstanding Staff Member Award by Bernard "Chip" Cole, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), during the CEMS holiday celebration on Thursday, December 17, 2009. Ursiny was recognized for her work as Budget Manager for the College.

    "Monika is a longtime CEMS employee who has been an invaluable resource to the College," said Dean Cole.

2008

  • Jim WhiteJim White
    Senior IT Professional, Computer Facility

    Jim White is winner of the 2008 UVM/CEMS Outstanding Staff Member Award. Criteria for this award include: maintaining a positive attitude, exceeding job expectations, engaging in tasks beyond one's job description, making special contributions to the College, participating in public service, and being a valued representative for the College.

2007

  • Gail CurrierGail Currier
    Student and Faculty Support, School of Engineering

    Currier is one of seven to receive the 2007 Outstanding Social Justice Activist Award. This award recognizes that various forms of oppression (sexism, ableism, racism, classism, heterosexism, religious discrimination) are connected and support one another. This award honors women (students, staff or faculty) who have worked not only in anti-sexist endeavors but also to draw connections between various communities and to end multiple forms of oppression.

  • Josephine Herrera Josephine Herrera
    Director of Diversity and Special Programs

    Herrera is one of seven staff to receive the 2007 Outstanding Staff Woman Award. The award acknowledges significant contributions to the lives of women on campus through service, advocacy, and feminists programming.

  • Joan Jordan Joan Jordan
    Assistant Dean of Student Services

    Joan Jordan is winner of the 2007 UVM/CEMS Outstanding Staff Member Award. Criteria for this award include: maintaining a positive attitude, exceeding job expectations, engaging in tasks beyond one's job description, making special contributions to the College, participating in public service, and being a valued representative for the College.

  • Thomas McLeod, Victor Rossi, Jim White
    Thomas McLeod
    Student, Mathematics & Computer Science

    Victor Rossi
    Lecturer & Senior IT Professional, Computer Facility

    Jim White
    Senior IT Professional, Computer Facility

    McLeod, Rossi and White are three of nine to receive the 2007 Outstanding Ally Award. This award honors men (students, staff or faculty) who have made significant contributions to feminist and anti-sexist activism on the campus.

2006

  • Floyd Vilmont and Karen Wright Floyd Vilmont
    Supervisor, CEMS Shop and Prototype Facility

    Karen Wright
    Administrative Assistant, Department of Mathematics & Statistics

    Floyd Vilmont and Karen Wright are co-winners of the 2006 UVM/CEMS Outstanding Staff Member Award. Criteria for this award include: maintaining a positive attitude, exceeding job expectations, engaging in tasks beyond one's job description, making special contributions to the College, participating in public service, and being a valued representative for the College.