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Staff Recognition

Both Northwestern IT and Northwestern University have recognition programs designed to honor, show appreciation, and recognize staff for years of service and staff service excellence that go above and beyond in support of the University's goals.

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Awards and Recognition

Northwestern IT Staff Recognition Awards

Project Team Excellence Award

Northwestern IT offers a quarterly and annual Project Team Excellence Award to recognize project teams that have been highly successful in implementing a significant project.

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Employee Excellence Award

Northwestern IT's Employee Excellence Award annually recognizes an individual staff member within our organization who has made remarkable contributions during the past calendar year and consistently demonstrated a superior level of performance.

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Northwestern University Recognition Programs

Northwestern University Employee Awards

Northwestern University has recognition programs designed to honor, show appreciation, and recognize staff for years of service and staff service excellence that go above and beyond in support of the University's goals.

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Staff Achievements

Degrees

2019

Updates coming soon.

2018

  • George Chen, Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Jonathan Diehl, Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Heather Haseley, Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Da-Jun Robert Jin, Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Michael Korby, Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Damir Krstic, Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Peter Sandstedt, Master of Science in Communication

Professional Certifications

2019

  • Steve Christensen, Northwestern University Staff Leadership Program: Leading Change
  • Charles DiCarlo, Northwestern University Staff Leadership Program: Leading Change
  • Dush Fernando, Northwestern University Staff Leadership Program: Leading Change
  • Natalie Gillespie, ITIL Foundation Certification
  • Christine Glass, AWS Certified Developer—Associate Level
  • Jaroslav Hakl
    • CompTIA A+ Essentials CE
    • CompTIA Network+ CE
  • Jenni Hartman, ITIL Foundation Certification
  • Jason Miller, Certified ScrumMaster, Scrum Alliance
  • Joseph Paris, ITIL Foundation Certification
  • Ramapriya Ramasubramanian, Northwestern University Staff Leadership Program: Leading Change
  • Matthew Rich, ITIL Foundation Certification
  • Raul Rivera, Crestron NVX Design and Application (DM-NVX) Certification
  • Bob Stabile, 6.5 VMWare Certified Professional
  • Ken Turner, Northwestern University Staff Leadership Program: Leading Change
  • Frank Wayne, Splunk Enterprise Certified Architect
  • Matt Hess, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • Rey Serantes, AWS Certified Developer – Associate

2018

  • Jay Bagley, JAMF Certified Server Admin
  • Darryl Baker, Global Information Assurance, GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • Nate Bartlett, Fixing a Group Photo in Photoshop (Lynda.com)
  • Jake Collins, Apigee Trained API Engineer
  • Jenni Hartman, AWS Solutions Architect Certification
  • Javier Huerta
    • Crestron Fusion Programmer Certification
    • Biamp TesiraForte Certification
  • Shabareen Khan, Emerging Leaders Program, Association of Northwestern University Women
  • Julian Koh, BTAA MOR Leadership Training
  • Steve Kwak, BTAA MOR Leadership Training
  • Andrew Ludington, BTAA MOR Leadership Training
  • Christina Maimone, BTAA MOR Leadership Training
  • Bryan Nguyen, ITIL Foundation certification
  • Christopher Puente,  Networking DM-NVX-N Certification Program
  • Jerry Rozmus, Cisco Certified Network Associate, TNS
  • Javier Solis, Certified Fiber Optic Technician, Fiber Optic Association (FOA)
  • Ling Su, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
  • Jabari Thomas, Slunk Power User & CompTIA Security+
  • Alexander Truong, AWS Solutions Architect Certification
  • Rodolfo Vieira
    • Google Professional Cloud Architect
    • Apigee Trained API Engineer
  • Carrie Willis, Emerging Leaders Program, Association of Northwestern University Women

Conference Presentations

2019

  • Jennifer Bivens, Conference Session, “What to Expect in a Fluid Class Search and Enrollment Implementation,” Alliance 2019, Higher Education User Group
  • Christina Maimone, Workshop, “Creating Interactive Visualizations with R Shiny,” International Conference on Computational Social Science
  • Mary McLaughlin, Presentation, “A View from the Enterprise,” Verizon Technology Users Forum XIII
  • Jackie Milhans
    • Presentation, “Hiring and Building Diverse Teams for Increased Innovation and Productivity,” Women in High-Performance Computing, Purdue
    • Webinar, “Small Change is Big Change: A Women in IT and IT Service Management Community Group Webinar,” EDUCAUSE
    • Presentation, “Creating a More Inclusive Higher Ed Community,” EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
    • Presentation, “Young Professionals and Emerging Leaders: Paths to Leadership,” EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
  • Janna Nugent, Presentation, “Compassionate IT Support for DNA Researchers,” Women Advance IT
  • Scott Pitts, Presentation, “Optimizing Institutional Intelligence at Northwestern University,” EDUCAUSE Annual Conference
  • Chris Fowler, Kristin Lewis, Will Vega, “Integrating Systems with OnBase Using Web Services Publishing,” Hyland's Community Live Conference
  • Reggie Jackson, “7 Ways to Improve Your Online Synchronous Sessions,” OCL Accelerate

2018

  • Matthew Aron, Alyssa Dyar, Heather Haseley, “Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall: (Figuring Out) Your Institution’s Appetite for Innovation,” Online Learning Consortium Innovate
  • Alyssa Dyer, Reggie Jackson, "Learning Engineers: A Holistic Approach to Online Program Development,” Distance Teaching & Learning Conference
  • Christopher Fowler, Peter Scott, “Form Driven Workflows,” Case Study Presentation, Hyland Higher Ed
  • Rodolfo Vieira, “NUstart Safety and Training platform," Student Shop Manager Consortium Conference, Tulane University
  • John Walsh, "Network Connectivity to Cloud Providers," Workshop, Internet 2 and University of Michigan
  • Jake Collins, “Secure Single Page LTI Applications with VueJS and AWS,” InstructureCon
  • Erin Green, Patricia Goldweic, Jonathan Diehl, “Yes, Dave, I CAN Do That: Building a Canvas Support Chatbot,” InstructureCon
  • Alper Kinaci, Janna Nugent, “Scaling the Services of Research Computing Teams,” Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC)
  • Peggy McCready, “Finding the Right Balance Between Centralized and Distributed IT Support,” Breakout Session, RTM Higher Education CIO Congress
  • Jackie Milhans, “Models and Practices for Building Diverse Research Computing Teams, Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing," Workshop, Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC)
  • Janna Nugent, “A Shared Tenant Cluster for Genomics Research,” Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC)
  • RuthAnn Ostrowski, 2018 ANUW Mentoring Program's 6th Anniversary and Summer Celebration, Guest Speaker
  • Brett Barnes, “Improving and Automating the Reconciliation Process Using Macros,” Breakout Session, Northwestern University Best Practices Forum
  • Stephen Brawn
    • “Oracle Campus Solutions Road Map and Success Stories,” Keynote, Higher Education User Group, Alliance
    • “Fluid Class Search and Enrollment Implementation using Elasticsearch,” Case Study Elasticsearch Panel Discussion, Higher Education User Group, Alliance
  • Sanish John, “Quality Data In, Quality Analysis Out,” 2018 Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference
  • Derek Kozlowski, “Integrating Applications with InfoEd,” User Session, InfoEd Annual User Group Meeting
  • Maureen Knight-Burrell, "9.2 Upgrades," Panel Discussion, Higher Education User Group, Alliance
  • Rodolfo Vieira
    • “Creating a Data-Driven Office: Using Metrics to Re-engineer Sponsored Award Processing,” Breakout Session, Northwestern University Best Practices Forum
    • “Creating a Data-Driven Office: Using Metrics to Re-engineer Sponsored Award Processing,” Northwestern University Best Practices Forum
  • Jeff Wilson, “Using AWE to Automate Student Withdrawal at Northwestern University,” Higher Education User Group, Alliance

Scholarly Work, Articles, and Media Contributions

2019

  • Alper Kinaci, “Operando Observations and First‐Principles Calculations of Reduced Lithium Insertion in Au‐Coated LiMn2O4,” Advanced Materials Interfaces, Vol 6 (Cover Article)
  • Jackie Milhans, Podcast, “Jackie Milhans and Chicago Seafood,” Higher Ed Social

2018

  • Harlan Wallach, Article, “Use of a virtual journal club to promote cross-cultural learning,” Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Co-Authors: Francesca Duncan, Dana Kimelman, Raquel Romar, Joaquín Gadea, Teresa K Woodruff, Harlan D Wallach

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Last Updated: 18 July 2019

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