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.

2015 MIT Excellence Awards Selection Committee

DiOnetta Jones Crayton, Director of the Office of Minority Education and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education

Lynne Adamian, Business Manager, Group 42 
Lincoln Laboratory

Marc Brunelle, Microelectronics Laboratory Deputy Manager
Lincoln Laboratory

Paul Conroy, Department Head
Lincoln Laboratory

Dorothy Curtis, Research Scientist, CSAIL + Data Officer, EECS 
School of Engineering

Kate Elwell, Production Coordinator
MIT Press

Nicole Freedman, Senior Administrative Assistant
MIT Media Lab, SA+P

Greg Padilla, Access Services Associate, Hayden Library
MIT Libraries 

Chanh Phan, Associate Director, MBA + MSMS Program
Sloan School of Management 

Michele Schneller, HR Coordinator
Resource Development

Andrew Turco, Sergeant
MIT Campus Police

Nichole Valois, Senior Internal Auditor
MIT Audit Division

Carmen Varela, Research Scientist, Picower Institute for Learning + Memory
School of Science 

Siobhan Washington, Administrative Assistant II, Campus Construction
Facilities 

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Please address any questions to Cori Champagne, the Rewards and Recognition Program Administrator in Human Resources at 617-253-5986 or
excellence@mit.edu