The MIT community gathered on Wednesday, March 11, to honor recipients of the 2015 Excellence Awards and Collier Medal. The MIT Excellence Awards are among the highest honors awarded to staff by MIT and acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made in the spirit of fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Institute. In 2014, the Collier Medal was created to honor the memory of Officer Sean Collier, whose spirit will live on through the award recipients.
This year’s award winners range from mechanical engineers to administrative and medical staff to a physics professor. They work in numerous roles across campus and at Lincoln Laboratory. In each of their six respective categories, this year’s winners have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a commitment to the MIT community.
The awards were presented by senior leaders of the Institute, including MIT President L. Rafael Reif, and the ceremony included a performance by the MIT Logarythms.
The 2015 MIT Excellence Award recipients are:
- Scott Rolph, David Dolev, and John Winston Belcher in the category of Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives;
- Lincoln Laboratory Prime Contract Team and Gulfstream GII APU Root Cause Investigation Team in the category of Innovative Solutions;
- Mary Markel Murphy, Maryanne Kirkbride, Daria Johnson, and Robert K. Cunningham in the category of Bringing Out the Best;
- Joseph Masello, Scott Wade, Forms and Petitions Team, and Maria Brennan in the category of Serving the Client; and
- Marc A. Zissman, David Randall, Richard C. Gervin, Jr., Carol Bailey, and Chiamaka Agbasi-Porter in the category of Unsung Hero.
The 2015 Collier Medal of Service recipient is Toni P. Robinson.
Additional details about the Excellence Awards and Collier Medal, and about all of this year's winners, can be viewed on the MIT Rewards and Recognition website.