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Emily Takieddine, Director of Development for Student Life, Student Life
Reason: For raising the necessary funds and working collaboratively with the Dean of Students and Veterans Resource Center staff to establish a new Veteran’s Resource Center which has transformed how Georgia Tech supports its veterans.
Elizabeth Miller, Director of Enrollment and Student Affairs, Ivan Allen College
Reason: For creating Shadow Day, which is unique to Georgia Tech. It empowers potential students to maximize their interests with a unique schedule specifically tailored to their interests.
Center for Assessment, Referral and Education (C.A.R.E.) TEAM, Division of Student Life
Reason: For your essential role in the creation of the C.A.R.E. Team which established a brand new, collaborative environment that provides quicker access to mental health and well-being support for students.
Team Member Names
JulieAnne Williamson, Asst. VP-Admin & Finance (Recognition only)
John Stein, VP-Stu Life & Dean of Students (Recognition only)
Carla Bradley, Dir-Counseling Center
Shannon Croft, Lead Psychiatrist
Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman, Dir-Assessment Referral Ed. Center
Ben Holton, Sr. Dir-Health Services
Michael Edwards, Sr. Dir-CRC
Sara Warner, Division Dir-Communications
Morgan Miller, Director of Communications, Campus Services
LaRonda Hollis, Clinical Case Manager
Rachel Brown, Clinical Case Manager
Easter Worden, HR Business Partner, Student Life
Mack Bowers, Assc Director, Counseling Center
Andrew Smith, Assc Director, Counseling Center
David Brown, Electrician II, Facilities
Reason: As Chair of the Staff Council, for launching the 5-year service recognition program, enhancing the Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program to include technical degrees and certificates and being a key supporter and promoter of the Employee Career Development Center initiative.
Steve Woodard, Assistant Director of Core Facilities, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Reason: For motivating and aligning six of Georgia Tech’s groups in order to negotiate and acquire $1 million worth of cell manufacturing equipment from Coyne Scientific for $370,000. This purchase has greatly increased the capabilities of Georgia Tech’s cell manufacturing research, which will impact patients around the world.
Mechanical Engineering Academic Advising Process Improvements TEAM, College of Sciences
Reason: For transforming the academic advising experience for students in ME and NRE with many new creative endeavors designed to improve the advising experience for all students while incorporating updated technology.
Lenna Applebee, Academic Advisor 2
Amy Huttenhoff, Academic Advisor 1
Kristi Mehaffey, Academic Professional (Recognition only)
Hillary Sutherland, Academic Advisor 1
Laura Tolliver, Academic Advisor 2
Styrofoam Recycling Pilot Team, Office of Solid Waste Management & Recycling
Reason: For creating a new Styrofoam collection and recycling system across campus which has diverted almost half a ton of Styrofoam from landfills in a 6-month time period.
Wilhemenia Andrews, Custodian I, Facilities
Blake Baklini, Construction Project Manager I, Facilities
Emma Brodzik, Campus Recycling Coordinator, Facilities
Joyce Gresham, Custodian II, Facilities
Alejuandro Hunt, Area Maintenance Manager, Facilities
Shawn Dunham, Foreman, Facilities
Ryan Lisk, Lab & Chemical Safety Ofc, Environmental Health & Safety
Todd Clarkson, Facilities Manager II, College of Engineering
Juan Archila, Director of Facilities and Capital Space Planning, College of Science
Susanne Gibboney, Research Technician II, Biological Sciences
Logan Clausnitzer, Building Coordinator II, Krone Engineered Biosystems Building
Jason Dunn, Facilities Manager, Sr., Krone Engineered Biosystems Building
Michelle Wong, Assistant Director-Business Ops., Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Shweta Biliya, Research Scientist I, Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Sarah Neville, Campus Sustainability Proj Mgr, Campus Sustainability
Karen Ethier, Admin. Mgr. II
Chris Burke, Executive Director, Community Relations, Institute Relations/Government & Community Relations
Reason: For building trust among the surrounding community to demonstrate the Institute’s commitment to the City of Atlanta and its neighborhoods surrounding Georgia Tech and for your impact on students’ perspectives about poverty and privilege which has enabled them to make decisions in their careers and community service.
Stacey Bass, Grants Administrator, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Reason: For embodying Georgia Tech’s motto “Progress and Service” by being a shining emblem of operational effectiveness through constant improvement, shared insights, strategic teamwork, and creative disruption, when necessary.
Recha Reid, Program and Operations Manager for Student Innovation, Office of Undergraduate Education
Reason: For your empathy for others, enthusiasm, and diligent work ethic which makes coming to work a joy and for developing a student innovation track for 1st year students in the Summer Initiative program which provided a student innovation experience and helped break the stigma for students who are accepted to Georgia Tech on a conditional basis.