Office of the Vice President for Finance

June, 2010
Media Lab Complex

The Office of the Vice President for Finance celebrated its 2010 Infinite Mile Awards with
a staff brunch.

The Celebration featured an address by special guest, Pamela Schickling,
Administrative Officer for the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education and
Chair of the Administrative Advisory Council II (AACII), who highlighted the benefits
of VPF's new digital processes for the MIT community.

VPF recognized 12 members of the community with Infinite Mile Awards for
collaboration, adaptability, innovation, and hard work in meeting the needs of
an increasingly digital and global MIT community.  Those themes not only
reflect Infinite Mile Award categories but also align with goals expressed by
VP for Finance Israel Ruiz, who has fostered an organizational commitment to
evolve and better serve the needs of the MIT community.

For Ruiz and VPF, evolution is important at both an organizational level and individual
level.  Addressing the celebration, VPF Director of Human Resources Ann E.
W. Harvey echoed sentiments from Raymond S. Stata's '57, commencement address
last June:  "If you are not stepping outside your comfort zone to take calculated risks, chances are you will not be exploiting your full potential."

The VPF community generated nearly thirty nominations for the Infinite Mile Awards.
 A committee of staff members reviewed the nominations and at the celebration in June conferred awards on the following five individuals and one team.

Excellence in Problem Solving
Danielle Khoury-Galou
Allison Parisi

Excellence in Serving the Customer
Tony Flaherty
Devin Mead-Ward

Tremendous Adaptability
James Walsh

Excellence in Collaboration  

VPF Idea Bank Working Group  Cathy Levins | Mike McCarthy | Joachim Ngaleu | David Petricone | Scott Rolph | Lisa Schaefer | Michelle Williams 


Photographer: Vsevolod (Lody) Petriv

Pictured left to right: Jean Roberge and Danielle Khoury-Galou

For more information about the event, contact the Office of the Vice President for Finance's R&R Key Contact, Director of Human Resources, Ann E. W. Harvey, awharvey@mit.edu, or Human Resources Administrator, Suzette Clinton, sclinton@mit.edu.

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