Outstanding Staff Award

The Award recognizes and rewards outstanding service by administrative, support, and technical staff employees in the College of Engineering.


  • All staff who do not hold faculty status and work at least two-thirds time are eligible.
  • Nominees must have completed at least three consecutive years of staff service in the College of Engineering.
  • Past recipients are not eligible for a period of five years after receiving the award.


Candidates must have demonstrated successful performance as staff members by combining competence, knowledge of subject matter, and successful interaction with others. Expected characteristics include, but are not limited to:

  • Positive attitude, cooperation, and a customer service focus in dealing with co-workers, peers, and the general public;
  • Initiative, quality of work, and effectiveness in carrying out job responsibilities;
  • Commitment to performing in a professional manner;
  • Dedication to and knowledge of the mission of their own work unit, the College of Engineering, and Northeastern University;
  • Dependability;
  • Outstanding contributions to the goals of the work unit and the College through significant dedication and/or leadership;
  • Innovation; and
  • Demonstrated interest in self-development.

Candidates should have performed in a manner that substantially exceeds the normal expectation for a staff member.


The Staff Initiative Committee will select award recipients.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be initiated by College of Engineering staff, students, faculty, and/or administrators.  Each nominator, however, may nominate only one employee for this award each year. Complete nominations are required NO LATER THAN April 16, 2021.

The nomination packet should consist of ONE pdf file emailed to fac-staff-awards@coe.neu.edu (separate emails will not be accepted) containing the following:

  • one letter of nomination including the names of the nominator(s) and the nominee which should include the rationale for the nomination and pertinent accomplishments; the letter will be preferably one page and a maximum of two pages in length;
  • a letter of support from the COE department chair or director, if not included among the nominators above;
  • a maximum of three letters of support from current or former students and/or College/University colleagues.

If you have any questions, please email fac-staff-awards@coe.neu.edu.

Past Recipients

2021Sam CaseyMGEN
2021Taryn Quiroa SullivanCEE
2020Sarah DosierChE
2020Mariah NobregaDean’s Office
2019Lauren NaraskyDean’s Office
2019Lara ObadowskiAcademic Advising
2018Maria LoSurdoECE
2017Lisa O’NeillGSE
2016Joyce CrainMIE
2016Nancy LyonsARC
2015Roy DalsheimStudent Services
2015Susan WilcoxBioE
2014Kristin HicksGordon CenSSIS
2014Christina McNeilDean’s Office
2013Tracy BourassaARC
2013Faith CrisleyECE
2012Robert EaganChE
2011Jonathan DoughtyMIE
2011Patricia RoweChE
2009Noah JaphetMIE
2008Joan PrattECE
2008Mary TraboulsyMIE
2007Kristin HicksGordon CenSSIS
2007Kevin McCueMIE
2006Anne MagrathGordon CenSSIS
2006Edward TyranceECE
2005Mikalah CarlsonCAMMP
2005Michael MacNeilECE
2004Fernando DellaportaECE
2004David WhelpleyCEE
2003Cynthia BatesECE
2003Marlys VaughanGraduate School
2002Linda CincottiStudent Services
2002Paulette DeeryDean’s Office
2001Alfred BinaChE
2001Rajiv ShridharECE
2000Barbara CottamECE
2000Stephen GibsonGraduate School
1999Susan M. KollsStudent Services
1999Gina O’Brien-McLellandDean’s Office
1999Keith WarnerECE
1998Dan CalandrielloComputer Center
1998Candace MartelStudent Services
1998Ellen ZierkECE
1997Beatrice AmadoECE