• 2019 Collier Medal recipient Arman Rezaee (second from right), MIT PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, receives his award from Captain Craig Martin (left), MIT Police Chief John DiFava (second from left), and President L. Rafael Reif.

    2019 Collier Medal recipient Arman Rezaee (second from right), MIT PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, receives his award from Captain Craig Martin (left), MIT Police Chief John DiFava (second from left), and President L. Rafael Reif.

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  • The MIT Press Diversity and Inclusion Working Group receives their award for Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives from President L. Rafael Reif.

    The MIT Press Diversity and Inclusion Working Group receives their award for Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives from President L. Rafael Reif.

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  • Mercedes Balcells-Camps receives an award for Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives from President L. Rafael Reif.

    Mercedes Balcells-Camps receives an award for Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives from President L. Rafael Reif.

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  • William H. Kindred receives an award for Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives from Vice President for Research Maria Zuber.

    William H. Kindred receives an award for Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives from Vice President for Research Maria Zuber.

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  • Donyatta Small is congratulated by President L. Rafael Reif for her award in the Serving the Client award category.

    Donyatta Small is congratulated by President L. Rafael Reif for her award in the Serving the Client award category.

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  • The Summit Farms Solar Power Purchase Agreement Team receives the Sustaining MIT award from Vice President for Research Maria Zuber.

    The Summit Farms Solar Power Purchase Agreement Team receives the Sustaining MIT award from Vice President for Research Maria Zuber.

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  • Chris Budny receives an Outstanding Contributor award from Lincoln Laboratory Assistant Director for Operations Scott Anderson.

    Chris Budny receives an Outstanding Contributor award from Lincoln Laboratory Assistant Director for Operations Scott Anderson.

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  • Claire Walsh receives an Outstanding Contributor Award from Provost Martin Schmidt.

    Claire Walsh receives an Outstanding Contributor Award from Provost Martin Schmidt.

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  • Elizabeth DeRienzo receives a Bringing out the Best award from Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart.

    Elizabeth DeRienzo receives a Bringing out the Best award from Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart.

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  • Debby Carr receives the Innovative Solutions award from Deputy Executive Vice President Tony Sharon.

    Debby Carr receives the Innovative Solutions award from Deputy Executive Vice President Tony Sharon.

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  • The International Students Office Team receives an award for Bringing out the Best.

    The International Students Office Team receives an award for Bringing out the Best.

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Exceptional individuals receive 2019 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal

2019 Collier Medal recipient Arman Rezaee (second from right), MIT PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, receives his award from Captain Craig Martin (left), MIT Police Chief John DiFava (second from left), and President L. Rafael Reif.

Honors recognize extraordinary dedication to MIT’s goals, values, mission, and community.


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

Eleven individuals and three teams were award recipients at the 2019 MIT Excellence Awards and Collier Medal ceremony on Friday, March 22.

Among the highest honors awarded to staff at the Institute, the Excellence Awards acknowledge our community’s extraordinary dedication to MIT’s goals, values, and mission, and recognize colleagues who excel in service to us all.

The Collier Medal honors the memory of Officer Sean Collier, who gave his life protecting and serving the MIT community nearly six years ago, and celebrates an individual or group whose actions demonstrate the importance of community.

The 2019 MIT Excellence Award recipients are:

  • Mercedes Balcells-Camps, William H. Kindred, and the MIT Press Diversity and Inclusion Working Group Team in the category of Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives;
  • Elizabeth DeRienzo and the International Students Office Team in the category of Bringing out the Best;
  • Debby Carr in the category of Innovative Solutions;
  • Chris Budny, Emily Gallagher, Shikha Sharma, and Claire Walsh in the category of Outstanding Contributor;
  • Gerry O'Toole and Donyatta Small in the category of Serving the Client; and
  • The Summit Farms Solar Power Purchase Agreement Team in the category of Sustaining MIT.

The 2019 Collier Medal recipient is Arman Rezaee, PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the School of Engineering.

Visit the MIT HR website for more information about the award categories, selection process, and recipients.


Topics: Human Resources, Community, Staff, Faculty, Awards, honors and fellowships, Sean Collier, Administration

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