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Hadley, Stegmaier Honored with Cardinal Achievement Awards

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The Office of Human Resources awarded two Cardinal Achievement Awards in November 2014.

Jennifer Hadley

Jennifer Hadley

Library assistant Jennifer Hadley received a Cardinal Achievement Award for her volunteer work as coordinator of the Friends of Olin Library. Over time, Hadley has become the primary organizer for the activities of the Friends that include a semi-annual book sale, two or three annual issues of the library’s newsletter, Check it Out, and the sponsoring of an annual Constitution Day lecture by an invited scholar.

For the recent book sale this fall, Hadley coordinated the sorting of books, publicized the sale on campus and in the community, arranged the setup of Olin’s lobby and clean up after the event, and reconciled and deposited the money collected from the event in the Friends account and reported this to the Friends Board.

“Jennifer’s primary motivation for all of this, as a member of the library staff since 1991, is simply a love of the library itself and a willingness to step in and take responsibility for what she feels needs to be done. She has earned the appreciation of three library directors and the rest of the library staff for this work,” said Alec McLane, music librarian and director of Olin’s World Music Archives.

Heather Stegmaier

Heather Stegmaier

Heather Stegmaier, assistant director for stewardship in the Office of University Relations, was presented with a Cardinal Achievement Award for her efforts during Homecoming Weekend in organizing and managing a special luncheon to celebrate the life of Rabbi George Sobleman, Wesleyan’s first rabbi.

Gambell, O’Neill Receive Cardinal Achievement Awards

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Lynne Gambell of the Finance Department and Krystal Gayle O’Neill of Residential Life each received a Cardinal Achievement Award in November.

Gambell, accounting specialist provided assistance to the Physical Plant-Facilities Department by processing more than 100 vouchers in one day. If the vouchers were not processed on time there were concerns that it would negatively impact Wesleyan’s local contractors.

“Lynne demonstrated extraordinary initiative in helping Wesleyan ensure that our contractors were paid in a timely fashion,” said Joyce Topshe, associate vice president for facilities.

Krystal Gayle O’Neill

Krystal Gayle O’Neill

O’Neill, area coordinator, was honored for taking the initiative to create a women’s group on campus. The women’s group has sponsored a number of events over the past several months, including two book club discussions, workshops on self-defense and on investing, as well as “meet and greet” lunches at local restaurants.

“Krystal has created a forum for women at Wesleyan to come together as a community of support and resources,” said Marina Melendez, dean for the Class of 2018.

“She selflessly has given of her time and energy so that we may all benefit, not only through personal and professional development, but also through forming connections with other women at Wesleyan,” said Fran Koerting, director of the Office of Residential Life.

This special honor comes with a $250 award and reflects the university’s gratitude for those extra efforts. Award recipients are nominated by department chairs and supervisors. Nominations can be made anytime throughout the year. For more information or to nominate a staff member for the award, visit the Cardinal Achievement Award website.

Recipients will continue to be recognized in News @ Wesleyan.

See past Cardinal Achievement Award recipients here.

Backer, Culliton, Quinones Honored with Cardinal Achievement Awards

Scott Backer

Scott Backer

Rick Culliton

Rick Culliton

Scott Backer, associate dean of students, and Rick Culliton, assistant vice president/dean of students, received a Cardinal Achievement Award in October for completing the federally mandated campus crime (Clery) report for the past two years. This special honor comes with a $250 award and reflects the university’s gratitude for those extra efforts.

They completely revised and updated the report from previous years and incorporated additional edits to ensure the data in the report was accurate. This involved collaborating with various offices on campus. They took on this responsibility in the absence of the Public Safety Director who is typically responsible for coordinating the report.

Maritza “Cookie” Quinones

Maritza “Cookie” Quinones

In addition, Maritza “Cookie” Quinones, After School supervisor at the Green Street Arts Center, received a Cardinal Achievement Award in November for her “selfless giving and community-minded approach to assisting families during their experience at the GSAC and beyond,” explained Sara MacSorley, director of the Green Street Arts Center and PIMMS. Quinones makes thoughtful phone calls to parents regarding their children’s progress and behavior in the program. She makes a point to invite and to escort Middletown families to arts and cultural events at the Center for the Arts.

“Cookie tirelessly works to ‘make it happen’ for the community,” MacSorley said.

Award recipients are nominated by department chairs and supervisors. Nominations can be made anytime throughout the year. For more information or to nominate a staff member for the award, visit the Cardinal Achievement Award website.

Recipients will continue to be recognized in News@Wesleyan.

See past Cardinal Achievement Award recipients here.

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Bennett, Scott Receive Cardinal Achievement Awards

Nicola Bennett, administrative assistant in the Office of University Relations, and Lorna Scott, assistant to the vice president for student affairs, received a Cardinal Achievement Award in May.

Nicola Bennett

Nicola Bennett

Bennett was acknowledged for her efforts in supporting the 50th Reunion. According to her award announcement, “Bennett played a vital role in the development and production of this year’s 50th Reunion Class Book. Her creativity and organization skills, coupled with her eagerness to take on a new challenge, made this project a huge success. The Class of 1964 and University Relations are very fortunate to benefit from her great work.”

Lorna Scott

Lorna Scott

Scott was honored for her efforts in gathering data from the files of several hundred students related to their decisions to leave Wesleyan. This data provided critical information to staff in the Institutional Research area in time for them to analyze the data for the Retention Committee.

This special honor comes with a $150 award and reflects the university’s gratitude for those extra efforts. The award recipients are nominated by department chairs and supervisors. Nominations can be made anytime throughout the year.

For more information or to nominate a staff member for the award, visit the Human Resources website and scroll down to Cardinal Achievement Award under “Forms.”

Recipients will continue to be recognized in News@Wesleyan.

Students Honored For Academic Achievement with Awards, Fellowships

During the Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes Reception May 7, Yan Pui "Angela" Lo '14, Julian Theseria '14 and Paul Hanakata '14 received honors. Lo received the Holzberg Fellowship and Frances M. Sheng Prize, awarded for excellence in Chinese language and excellence in Japanese language. Theseria received the Baden-Württemberg Connecticut Sister State Exchange Award and the Scott Prize for German Studies. Hanakata received the Bertman Prize.

During the Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes Reception May 7, Yan Pui “Angela” Lo ’14, Julian Theseria ’14 and Paul Hanakata ’14 received honors. Lo received the Holzberg Fellowship for psychology research and the Frances M. Sheng Prize for Japanese language. Theseria received the Baden-Württemberg Connecticut Sister State Exchange Award and the Scott Prize for German Studies. Hanakata received the Bertman Prize for physics research.

Wesleyan hosted the Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes Reception for students May 7 in Daniel family Commons.

“We gather today to honor students who represent the highest ideals of Wesleyan University―intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, creative expression, leadership, and service. While celebrating these recipients of awards, prizes, and scholarships, we also honor and thank alumni and friends whose generous contributions make these prizes possible,” said Ruth Striegel Weissman, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

The prizes and recipients are listed below:

Butterfield Prize 

Established by the Class of 1967 and awarded to the graduating senior who has exemplified those qualities of character, leadership, intellectual commitment and concern for the Wesleyan community shown by Victor Lloyd Butterfield, 11th president of the University.

Andrew Trexler ’14 

Nicole Updegrove ’14 

Rachel Sobelsohn '17, at right, was the recipient of the Susan Frazer Prize. The prize is awarded to students who have done the most distinguished work in the elementary and intermediate French language sequence.

Rachel Sobelsohn ’17, at right, was the recipient of the Susan Frazer Prize. The prize is awarded to students who have done the most distinguished work in the elementary and intermediate French language sequence.

Chadbourne Prize 

The gift of George Storrs Chadbourne, Class of 1858, to that member of the first-year class outstanding in character, conduct, and scholarship.

Ya-Lih Horng ’17 

Limbach Prize 

Established in 1966 by Russell T. Limbach, professor of art, in memory of his wife, Edna Limbach. Awarded annually to the student who has contributed the most imaginative, generous, thoughtful, and understanding social service to the people of the City of Middletown and/or the Wesleyan community.

Joshua Krugman ’14 

Catherine Marquez ’16 

Wesleyan Memorial Prize 

The gift of undergraduates in the Class of 1943 in memory of fellow students who made the supreme sacrifice in the Second World War, to the members of the junior class outstanding in qualities of character, leadership, and scholarship.

Gabriel Gordon ’15 

Christian Hosam ’15

Academic Scholarships, Fellowships, and Prizes 

Pictured are, at left, Benjamin Jacobs '14 and Benjamin Carus '14. Jacobs received the Sheng Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship and the Hallowell Prize. Carus received the Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award and White Prize. Alex Iselin '14 received the Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award, Wilde Prize and White Prize.

Pictured are, at left, Benjamin Jacobs ’14, Benjamin Carus ’14 and Alex Iselin ’14. Jacobs received the Sheng Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship and the Hallowell Prize. Carus received the Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award and White Prize. Iselin ’14 received the Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award, Wilde Prize and White Prize.

George H. Acheson and Grass Foundation Prize in Neuroscience 

Established in 1992 by a gift from the Grass Foundation, this prize is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate in the Neuroscience and Behavior Program who demonstrates excellence in the program and who also shows promise for future contributions in the field of neuroscience.

Adele Bubnys ’14 

Rachel Rosengard ’14 

Alumni Prize in the History of Art 

Established by Wesleyan alumni and awarded to a senior who has demonstrated special aptitude in the history of art and who has made a substantive contribution to the major.

Isadora Dannin ’14 

Conte, Baldwin, Bozeman Earn Cardinal Achievement Awards

Mike Conte, associate director in Physical Plant, recently was presented with a Cardinal Achievement Award for his expert handling of serious building emergencies during the winter holiday break, which occurred at all hours.

“We are grateful to Mike for going above and beyond the call of duty by responding to an unusual number of late night and weekend emergencies during the especially cold winter break this year,” said Joyce Topshe, associate vice president for facilities.

Stacy Baldwin, project coordinator in Physical Plant received a Cardinal Achievement Award for her work in advance planning for the winter adverse weather conditions. In November, 2013 Stacy proposed that the university purchase 180 shovels, one for each house on campus, and 60 canisters of ice melt (12 pound containers). She researched the pricing, purchased both items and hand delivered them to every faculty, staff and graduate house on campus during the first two weeks in December. Students helped with distribution of shovels to undergraduate houses.

“Kudos to Stacy for thinking about safety and for planning well in advance of the first storm. We are now facing a national shortage of ice melt in the country but thanks to Stacy, our Wesleyan community is better equipped to weather the storms,” Topshe said.

Evelyn Bozeman, payroll administrator in Human Resources, received a Cardinal Achievement Award for providing support to the benefits area during a transition to a new employee benefits website.

“This was a time-consuming project and Evelyn offered to help – even though she does not have a benefits background. She was able to learn quickly and provide great suggestions for enhancements to the website,” said Pat Melley, director of Human Resources. “Evelyn’s positive attitude and ability to make herself available at every possible opportunity made the transition to the new website a success.”

This special honor comes with a $150 award and reflects the university’s gratitude for those extra efforts. The award recipients are nominated by department chairs and supervisors. Nominations can be made anytime throughout the year.

For more information or to nominate a staff member for the award, visit the Human Resources website and scroll down to Cardinal Achievement Award under “Forms.”

Recipients will continue to be recognized in The Wesleyan Connection.

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Staff Receives Cardinal Achievement Awards for High-Risk Drinking Research

Scott Backer, Jonathan Connary, Rick Culliton, Maureen Isleib, Tanya Purdy, Joyce Walter and Michael Whitcomb were presented recently with Cardinal Achievement Awards for their efforts on the National College Health Improvement Project (NCHIP) Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking. Over the past two years, they led Wesleyan’s participation in this project, which required a significant ongoing commitment above and beyond their usual duties.

Over the course of the project, all the members of the team were constantly designing and conducting tests of different interventions, gathering data in order to assess impact, and refining tests based on what was learned. Because of their participation and research, Wesleyan now knows a lot more about high-risk drinking patterns at Wesleyan, which will help Wesleyan develop strategies to address this problem in the future.

Backer is associate dean of students; Connary is area coordinator in Residential Life; Purdy is director of health education; Isleib is associate director of residential life; Walter is director of the University Health Center; and Whitcomb is director of institutional research.

This special honor comes with a $150 award and reflects the university’s gratitude for those extra efforts. The award recipients are nominated by department chairs and supervisors. Nominations can be made anytime throughout the year.

For more information or to nominate a staff member for the award, visit the Human Resources website and scroll down to Cardinal Achievement Award under “Forms.”

Recipients will continue to be recognized in The Wesleyan Connection.

Students Honored with Academic Prizes, Fellowships, Scholarships

Alice Hadler, associate dean for international student affairs and coordinator of Writing Program Language Services for Non-Native Speakers, congratulates Abhisit Jiranaphawiboon '16 for being the recipeint of two academic prizes, awarded on May 8. Jiranaphawiboon received the Ayers Prize for attaining the highest academic standing in the first semester, and the Sherman Prize for excellence in mathematics. (Photos by Eki Ramadhan '16)

Alice Hadler, associate dean for international student affairs and coordinator of Writing Program Language Services for Non-Native Speakers, congratulates Abhisit Jiranaphawiboon ’16 for being the recipeint of two academic prizes, awarded on May 8. Jiranaphawiboon received the Ayers Prize for attaining the highest academic standing in the first semester, and the Sherman Prize for excellence in mathematics. (Photos by Eki Ramadhan ’16)

The Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Student Affairs hosted a reception honoring students who have been awarded academic prizes, fellowships and scholarships on May 8 in Daniel Family Commons. The awards and award recipients are:

GEORGE H. ACHESON AND GRASS FOUNDATION PRIZE IN NEUROSCIENCE

Established in 1992 by a gift from the Grass Foundation, this prize is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate in the Neuroscience and Behavior Program who demonstrates excellence in the program and who also shows promise for future contributions in the field of neuroscience.

  • Nicholas Woods ’13

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY ANALYTICAL AWARD

Awarded for excellence in analytical chemistry.

  • Andras Sagi ’14

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY CONNECTICUT VALLEY SECTION AWARD

Awarded for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.

  • Sarah Hensiek ’13

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY UNDERGRADUATE AWARD IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY.

Awarded to a senior who has displayed a significant aptitude for organic chemistry

  • Ging-ji Wang ’13

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTS AWARD

Awarded for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.

  • Sarah Shackleton ’13

AYRES PRIZE

The gift of Daniel Ayres, Class of 1842, to the first-year student who attains the highest academic standing in the first semester.

Hopkins, Manter, Berzenski Awarded Cardinal Achievement Awards for Efforts During Storm

Dan LaBonte

Dan LaBonte

Joe Hopkins, Ed Manter and Mike Berzenski from Physical Plant and Dan LaBonte from Residential Life were all recently presented with awards for their outstanding efforts during a February snow storm.

Ensuring the safe operation of the Central Power Plant during a storm is critical to providing campus buildings with the necessary heat during freezing temperatures. Hopkins, Manter and Berzenski made their way to work either by driving in treacherous driving conditions at the height of the storm or by walking to work the next day along roads impassable to cars. They all worked beyond their scheduled shifts in order to cover the power plant during the storm and the days that followed.

Dan LaBonte, area coordinator, worked tirelessly from noon on Sunday until almost 9 p.m. that evening to hand deliver snow shovels to student residences. At some locations, LaBonte waded through waist deep snow to get to front doors to speak with students. Throughout the day, LaBonte shoveled out numerous building entrances around campus.

Jurgen, McFadzen, Neale, Sarver Receive Cardinal Achievement Awards

Jen Jurgen, Sharon Sarver and Ali McFadzen received Cardinal Achievement Awards .

At left, Jen Jurgen, Shannon Sarver and Ali McFadzen received Cardinal Achievement Awards.

Jen Jurgen from University Relations, and Ali McFadzen, Margaret Neale and Shannon Sarver from the Financial Aid Office, received Cardinal Achievement Awards in January. The staff members were honored for demonstrating extraordinary initiative or providing outstanding service with regard to specific tasks in their department. This special honor comes with a $150 award and reflects the university’s gratitude for those extra efforts.

Jen Jurgen, associate director of University Relations operations, was nominated for being a “a cheerful and responsive problem solver who provided invaluable help to administrative support of University Relations during a period of significant short staffing, and she hasn’t hesitated to take on duties outside her normal tasks when the need arose, such as fulfilling requests that normally handled by U.R. report writers.”

Department assistants Alisha McFadzen and Margaret Neale and assistant director Shannon Sarver each received a Cardinal Achievement Award for their “exceptional work in helping the Financial Aid Office reach a new benchmark of 100 percent financial aid application completion rate for all admitted Early Decision I applicants.”

The award recipients are nominated by department chairs and supervisors. Nominations can be made anytime throughout the year.

For more information or to nominate a staff member for the award, visit the Human Resources website and scroll down to Cardinal Achievement Award under “Forms.”

Conte, Canalia, Kane, Cotharin Honored with Cardinal Achievement Awards

Four Physical Plant-Facilities staff received a Cardinal Achievement Award in December. They are: Mike Conte, assistant director of mechanical trades; Dean Canalia, plumbing shop foreperson; Sean Kane, utility mechanic; and Philip Cotharin, temperature controls mechanic and EMS specialist.

The staff members were honored for demonstrating extraordinary initiative or providing outstanding service with regard to specific tasks in their department. This special honor comes with a $150 award and reflects the university’s gratitude for those extra efforts.

The award recipients are nominated by department chairs and supervisors. Nominations can be made anytime throughout the year.

For more information or to nominate a staff member for the award, visit the Human Resources website and scroll down to Cardinal Achievement Award under “Forms.”

Gibbons, Fountain, Harris, Skura, LaPlant Honored with Cardinal Achievement Awards

Evelyn Harris is a payroll coordinator for the Human Resources Department.

Evelyn Harris is a payroll coordinator for the Human Resources Department.

Lisa LaPlant is assistant to the president.

Lisa LaPlant is assistant to the president.

Five Wesleyan employees received a Cardinal Achievement Award in November. They are: Gayle Gibbons, administrative assistant in University Relations; Gladys Fountain and Evelyn Harris, payroll coordinators for Human Resources; Denise Skura, payroll and human resources assistant for the Human Resources; and Lisa LaPlant, assistant to the president.

The staff members were honored for demonstrating extraordinary initiative or providing outstanding service with regard to specific tasks in their department. This special honor comes with a $150 award and reflects the university’s gratitude for those extra efforts.

The award recipients are nominated by department chairs and supervisors. Nominations can be made anytime throughout the year.

For more information or to nominate a staff member for the award, visit the Human Resources website and scroll down to Cardinal Achievement Award under “Forms.”