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Staff Awards


MIT Excellence Award

The MIT Excellence Awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made by members of our community toward fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Institute. This is among the highest honors awarded to staff by MIT. Professionalism, commitment to best practices, and high standards of excellence are at the heart of these awards.

  • 2013 Cesar Duarte (Innovative Solutions)
  • 2012 Erin McGrath (Serving the Client)
  • 2010 Danforth Nicholas (Innovative Solutions)
  • 2009 Shirley Entzminger (Unsung Hero)
  • 2008 Anthony Pelletier (Fostering Community)
  • 2001 Undergraduate Mathematics Office Team (Serving the Client)

Infinite Mile Award, School of Science

The award recognize and rewards employees in the School of Science for their dedication to the School and their willingness to go the extra mile or in some cases, the infinite miles required to get their jobs accomplished.

  • 2017 Cesar Duarte
  • 2017 Becky Ecung
  • 2015 Daniel Delgado
  • 2015 Jonathan Harmon
  • 2014 Barbara Peskin
  • 2013 Debbie Bower
  • 2013 Shirley Entzminger
  • 2013 Susan Ferguson
  • 2013 Avisha Lalla
  • 2011 Galina Lastovkina
  • 2011 Dennis Porche
  • 2010 Sarah Smith
  • 2009 Danforth Nicholas
  • 2007 Kimberly Makara
  • 2006 Paula Duggins
  • 2006 Danforth Nicholas
  • 2005 Shirley Entzminger
  • 2005 Tivon Luker
  • 2005 Anna Ferrigno
  • 2004 Danforth Nicholas
  • 2004 Matthew Walburn
  • 2004 Sonia Franklin-Sparrock
  • 2002 Dennis Porche
  • 2001 Camille Carino
  • 2001 Joanne Jonsson
  • 2001 Jan Wetzel

School of Science Dean's Educational & Student Advising Award

The award recognizes and rewards employees in the School of Science for their dedication to their educational programs and student advising.

  • 2003 Joanne Jonsson

James N. Murphy Award

The James N. Murphy Award is given to an employee whose spirit and loyalty exemplify this kind of inspired and dedicated service, especially with regard to students. Sustained contribution is a criterion for the award, but longevity, in itself, is not.

  • 1991 Phyllis Ruby Block
  • 1985 Joanne Jonsson