• The first Collier Medal recipients, members of the student-run MIT-EMS, receive their award at the 2014 Excellence Awards ceremony.

    The first Collier Medal recipients, members of the student-run MIT-EMS, receive their award at the 2014 Excellence Awards ceremony.

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  • Joseph Masello is presented with the Serving the Client award from Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart at the 2015 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal.

    Joseph Masello is presented with the Serving the Client award from Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart at the 2015 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal.

    Photo: Graham Gordon Ramsay

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  • Former MIT President Susan Hockfield attends the reception with 2010 Serving the Client award recipient Thomas V. Stillwell.

    Former MIT President Susan Hockfield attends the reception with 2010 Serving the Client award recipient Thomas V. Stillwell.

    Photo: Graham Gordon Ramsay

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  • President L. Rafael Reif congratulates the Forms and Petitions Team at the 2015 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal ceremony.

    President L. Rafael Reif congratulates the Forms and Petitions Team at the 2015 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal ceremony.

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  • Mary Markel Murphy (left) receives her award for Bringing out the Best from Vice President for Human Resources Lorraine A. Goffe-Rush at the 2015 ceremony.

    Mary Markel Murphy (left) receives her award for Bringing out the Best from Vice President for Human Resources Lorraine A. Goffe-Rush at the 2015 ceremony.

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  • Eric Evans (right), director of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, congratulates Duane DeFour of the Violence Prevention and Response Team, recipient of the Unsung Hero award, at the 2014 ceremony.

    Eric Evans (right), director of MIT Lincoln Laboratory, congratulates Duane DeFour of the Violence Prevention and Response Team, recipient of the Unsung Hero award, at the 2014 ceremony.

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  • The 2015 recipient of the Collier Medal, Toni Robinson, is congratulated by President Reif at the 2015 ceremony.

    The 2015 recipient of the Collier Medal, Toni Robinson, is congratulated by President Reif at the 2015 ceremony.

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  • Excellence Award recipient Hsinhwa Lee celebrates with students, postdocs, and technicians from the Lauffenburger and Griffith labs at the reception following the 2012 ceremony.

    Excellence Award recipient Hsinhwa Lee celebrates with students, postdocs, and technicians from the Lauffenburger and Griffith labs at the reception following the 2012 ceremony.

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Call for nominations: 2016 MIT Excellence Awards and the Collier Medal

The first Collier Medal recipients, MIT-EMS, receive their award in 2014.

Nominations for outstanding work across MIT are welcome through Monday, Oct. 19.


Press Contact

Cori Champagne
Email: corich@mit.edu
Phone: (617) 253-5986
MIT Human Resources

Since 2001, MIT’s recognition programs have meant that outstanding teams and individuals working across MIT are celebrated for their contributions to the Institute. In 2014, the Collier Medal joined the Excellence Awards to further call attention to exceptional students, staff, faculty, and community members in the memory of Officer Sean Collier. MIT’s culture of recognition continues to grow, with the help of nominators who raise awareness of excellence at MIT. 

Now is the time to recognize! Nominations for the 2016 MIT Excellence Awards and the Collier Medal are welcome through Monday, Oct. 19. Submit your nominations online at hrweb.mit.edu/rewards/excellence.

The MIT Excellence Awards and the Collier Medal represent MIT staff and the MIT community at their best. There are seven award categories: 

  • Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives
  • Bringing out the Best
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Outstanding Contributor (formerly Unsung Hero)
  • Serving the Client
  • Sustaining MIT
  • The Collier Medal

Award criteria, tips for writing, and previous award recipients can be found on the MIT Rewards and Recognition website. Recipients for the 2016 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal are determined by a 14-person selection committee, and celebrated at the awards ceremony, taking place on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The entire MIT community is welcome to attend the event and reception. 


Topics: Human Resources, Community, Staff, Awards, honors and fellowships, Sean Collier, President L. Rafael Reif, Special events and guest speakers

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