President and Vice-Chancellor Lorna R. Marsden (right) has announced the recipients of the 2005 President’s Staff Recognition Awards. The winners will be honoured, and their achievements celebrated, at an upcoming dinner.
Congratulations to all of the recipients and to all of the nominees. The awards and recipients are as follows:
The Ronald Kent Medal
Aileen Rakocevic, administrative secretary, School of Translation, Glendon.
President Emeritus H. Ian Macdonald established this award in 1979 in memory of Ronald Kent to acknowledge his unique personal commitment to the University throughout his dedicated years of service to the University. Mr. Kent exemplified the sincere and enthusiastic colleague who promoted and cultivated these qualities in others across departments, and in his external contacts he was a true ambassador for York.
The President’s CPM Award
Gwyn Buck, executive assistant to the dean, faculty council & policy, Faculty of Arts.
The CPM award recognizes contributions which go beyond fulfilling the published requirements of a position and performance levels which foster a high level of professionalism and usually extend beyond an individual department into the University community at-large.
The President’s Voice of York Award
Cathy Genua, coordinator, student academic petitions, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies.
The Voice of York Award is given to an individual who is employed as a receptionist or is a first-line-of-contact person at York University. The most important voice of York is the one who answers the telephone first or greets the visitor first. The quality of responsiveness in the most difficult or sensitive situations is essential to our work at York University.
The Phyllis Clark Campus Service Award
Andy Starostecki, millwright, Facilities Services.
The award has been established in honour of Phyllis Clark, former vice-president finance & administration. The Award will be presented annually to a non-academic employee of York University who has made exemplary contributions to the operations of either of York’s campuses in terms of efficiency, cleanliness, safety, security and/or other campus or plant services.
The Deborah Hobson Citizenship Award
This award will not be given out this year.
The long career of former vice-president enrolment and student services Deborah Hobson is characterized by her energetic commitment and boundless enthusiasm for York University and its particular vision of higher education. The Deborah Hobson Citizenship Award has been established in her honour.