Selection Process

Each year a new committee is chosen to review nominations and select award recipients. The committee evaluates the nominations based on how well they address the questions posed in the nomination form and the criteria of the specific award category.

About the Selection Committee

Committee members include previous award recipients, support, service, sponsored research, and administrative staff members, and faculty. Every effort is made to create a diverse group with representatives from many different schools and departments across the Institute. Committee members are not permitted to submit nominations and are not eligible to receive an award during the time they serve.

About the Process

The committee evaluates the nominations based on how well they address the questions posed in the nomination form and the criteria of the specific award category. In some cases, committee members may speak to "additional contacts" given on the nomination form to gain further insight. The committee then meets to make its final selections.

2017 MIT Excellence Awards Selection Committee

Deolinda Rodrigues Branch, Assistant Dean, Office of Minority Education
Office of Undergraduate Education

Charlie Chhan, IT Service Provider/Customer Support
Information Systems + Technology

Jane Dunphy, Senior Lecturer/Director of ELS, Global Studies and Languages
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

​Keinah LaPointe, Travel Assistant
Office of the Vice President for Finance

Christopher Lennon, Technical Staff,
Lincoln Laboratory

Sarah Brown Mattivello, Human Resources Administrator
Office of the President

Loren Montgomery, Detective
MIT Police

John O. Nwagbaraocha, Technical Staff, Group 104,
Lincoln Laboratory

David Niño, Senior Lecturer, Gordon-MIT Leadership Program
School of Engineering 

Katrina Pereira, Strategic Talent Management Program Administrator,
Alumni Association

David Podradchik, Pharmacist
MIT Medical 

Kwadwo Anane Poku, Diversity Manager
School of Architecture + Planning

Gwen Rheaume, Administrative Asst II
Lincoln Laboratory

Vivian Ruiz, Assistant Director, International Scholars Office
Office of the Provost

Learn More

Please address any questions to Cori Champagne, the Recognition Program Administrator in Human Resources, at excellence@mit.edu.