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Slideshow: 2012 MIT Excellence Awards

Dr. Eric Evans, Director of Lincoln Laboratory, presents the awards for Bringing Out the Best during the MIT Excellence Awards ceremony.
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Dr. Eric Evans, Director of Lincoln Laboratory, presents the awards for Bringing Out the Best during the MIT Excellence Awards ceremony.
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Cheers and excitement from the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education as Sharon Bridburg, Director of Human Resources, receives a 2012 Excellence Award for Bringing Out the Best.
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Cheers and excitement from the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education as Sharon Bridburg, Director of Human Resources, receives a 2012 Excellence Award for Bringing Out the Best.
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Pom-pom waving as the 20-member Lincoln Laboratory 60th Anniversary Planning Committee accepts their MIT Excellence Award.
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Pom-pom waving as the 20-member Lincoln Laboratory 60th Anniversary Planning Committee accepts their MIT Excellence Award.
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Dr. Alison Alden, Vice President for Human Resources, presents the awards for Serving the Client.
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Dr. Alison Alden, Vice President for Human Resources, presents the awards for Serving the Client.
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President Hockfield is presented with a 2012 Excellence Award for her “Outstanding Dedication and Service to MIT.”
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President Hockfield is presented with a 2012 Excellence Award for her “Outstanding Dedication and Service to MIT.”
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Senior Leaders join Alison Alden in thanking President Hockfield, as she is honored with a standing ovation, for her “Outstanding Dedication and Service to MIT.”
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Senior Leaders join Alison Alden in thanking President Hockfield, as she is honored with a standing ovation, for her “Outstanding Dedication and Service to MIT.”
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Photo: Graham Gordon Ramsay
More than 600 attendees rose to their feet to honor President Hockfield at the 2012 MIT Excellence Awards.
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More than 600 attendees rose to their feet to honor President Hockfield at the 2012 MIT Excellence Awards.
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Colleagues and supporters of Hsinhwa Lee, recipient of the Serving the Client Award, cheer for her at the reception following the ceremony.
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Colleagues and supporters of Hsinhwa Lee, recipient of the Serving the Client Award, cheer for her at the reception following the ceremony.
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Photo: Graham Gordon Ramsay
Barbara Baker (center), recipient of the Unsung Hero Award, with family members in the Kresge atrium.
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Barbara Baker (center), recipient of the Unsung Hero Award, with family members in the Kresge atrium.
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Patricia Crosby, Financial Assistant in the Office for the Vice President for Finance, and recipient of the Serving the Client award, at the reception with family and friends.
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Patricia Crosby, Financial Assistant in the Office for the Vice President for Finance, and recipient of the Serving the Client award, at the reception with family and friends.
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Photo: Graham Gordon Ramsay
Sharon Bridburg (right), 2012 MIT Excellence Award recipient, is joined by her son, at the reception following the ceremony.
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Sharon Bridburg (right), 2012 MIT Excellence Award recipient, is joined by her son, at the reception following the ceremony.
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Photo: Graham Gordon Ramsay
President Hockfield congratulates Eamon Kearns, part of the Online Registration Project Team, for receiving the Innovative Solutions Award.
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President Hockfield congratulates Eamon Kearns, part of the Online Registration Project Team, for receiving the Innovative Solutions Award.
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Erin McGrath, recipient of the Serving the Client Award, shows her certificate at the reception following the ceremony.
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Erin McGrath, recipient of the Serving the Client Award, shows her certificate at the reception following the ceremony.
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Ann E.W. Harvey, Director Human Resources and Administration in the Office of the Vice President for Finance, and a recipient of the Fostering Diversity & Inclusion award, at the reception with her husband.
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Ann E.W. Harvey, Director Human Resources and Administration in the Office of the Vice President for Finance, and a recipient of the Fostering Diversity & Inclusion award, at the reception with her husband.
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Photo: Graham Gordon Ramsay

Nineteen individuals and three teams were honored on Tuesday, Feb. 28, during this year's MIT Excellence Awards. The awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made by members of the MIT 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.

Awards are given out by category, which include Serving the Client, Innovative Solutions, Greening MIT, Fostering Diversity and Inclusion, Bringing Out the Best, and Unsung Hero.

This year, MIT President Susan Hockfield — who recently announced she would be stepping down from her position — was also honored with an Excellence Award for her “Outstanding Dedication and Service to MIT.”

Read more about some of this year's award winners and see the full list of winners.

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