Outstanding Staff Teamwork Award

The Award recognizes College of Engineering groups or teams of staff (in a unit or across units) who have collaborated and worked together on a major project or significant task in outstanding, innovative and/or unexpected ways that advances departmental goals and/or the College mission. The team successfully fostered cooperation, collaboration and open communication among students, staff, and faculty in all stages of the project/task, its members provided encouragement and support, and helped others overcome obstacles.


  • Teams are in general more than one, but fewer than 15 people in the College of Engineering. The membership can constitute an entire department and may be cross-unit. The team may include faculty members with the majority of members being benefited staff.
  • Past recipients are not eligible for a period of five years after receiving the award.


Teams nominated should exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Created an environment that promotes communication, trust, cooperation and respect for differences.
  • Delivered a significant benefit or value to a department, division or the College of Engineering as a whole.
  • Worked toward a common goal while being supportive and motivational of each other.
  • Individuals worked effectively as part of a team to successfully accomplish a task or meet a goal.
  • Developed a partnership that seeks input and involvement of those affected by decisions.
  • Accepted responsibility and accountability in helping to advance the University’s or College’s mission or departmental goal.
  • Placed team goals above personal goals while achieving a distinctive result or product.


The Staff Initiative Committee will select award recipients.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be initiated by College of Engineering staff, faculty, and/or administrators. Each nominator, however, may nominate only one employee for this award each year. Once the nomination process has concluded, the respective department chair for each faculty nominee or manager for each staff nominee will be contacted to complete a Recommendation Form before all materials are sent to the appropriate Awards Committee for evaluation.

The nomination packet should consist of ONE pdf file submitted through the Staff Nomination Form (multiple submissions for the same nomination 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 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

2024Volha AlizarovichMIE
2024Kenneth BensonMIE
2024Joyce CrainMIE
2024Matheus DePaula-SantosMIE
2024Natalia DiazMIE
2024Ali DusinberreMIE
2024Noah JaphetMIE
2024Rick KennedyMIE
2024Shannon LuckMIE
2024Ben MacalisterMIE
2024Kevin McCueMIE
2024Kate MillsMIE
2024Thomas OlsonMIE
2024Necol SosaMIE
2024Jillian TuckerMIE
2023Jared AuclairCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Jodi BologneseCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Tracy CarterCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Leanne DwyerCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Ellen GoldmanCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Jane KokernakCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Neal LernerCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Evelyn PanagakouCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Aditya Santosh GopalCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Jaren WalkerCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Nicole WangCross University Communication Collaborative
2023Whitney WotkynsCross University Communication Collaborative
2022Genesis Agosto RomanPROTECT Team
2022Ishwara Ayala OrtizPROTECT Team
2022Rocio Cuevas GinesPROTECT Team
2022Zulmarie Diaz RegueroPROTECT Team
2022Chrystal Galan RiveraPROTECT Team
2022Lilliana Gonzalez MedinaPROTECT Team
2022Natacha Guilloty-RodriguezPROTECT Team
2022Xiodenis Guzman SantiagoPROTECT Team
2022Gredia Huerta-MontañezPROTECT Team
2022Joselyn De Jesus RodriguezPROTECT Team
2022Jessica MedinaPROTECT Team
2022Aryam Muñoz-BurgosPROTECT Team
2022Nilda OteroPROTECT Team
2022Mayra Rivera RoblesPROTECT Team
2022Priscilla Roman AlvarezPROTECT Team
2022Zaira Rosario-PabónPROTECT Team
2022Carlos Vergara-HerreraPROTECT Team
2021Deanna BeirneSENTRY Team
2021Susan DorseySENTRY Team
2021Kristin HicksSENTRY Team
2021Diane HubbardSENTRY Team
2021Makenna LorangeSENTRY Team
2021Anne MagrathSENTRY Team
2021Mariah NobregaSENTRY Team
2021Monica WingSENTRY Team
2020Elizabeth ChesleyBioE
2020Esther CohenBioE
2020Danielle FreshnockBioE
2020Prachi ShahBioE
2018Jonathan DoughtyMIE
2018Rebecca KneppleMIE
2018Ben MacalisterMIE
2018Kevin McCueMIE
2017Claire DugganSTEM
2017Nicholas FuchsSTEM
2017Mary HowleySTEM
2017Joshua MirandaSTEM