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Celebrating staff who support, lead and inspire with the 2022 Staff Recognition Awards
In June, the Faculty of Management celebrated the fifth annual Staff Recognition Awards. The selection committee comprised members of the dean’s executive team and some of last year’s award winners. They had the difficult task of selecting just four of the outstanding staff members who provide support and leadership to their colleagues and students and make exceptional contributions to the Faculty.
The awards were presented by Anna Cranston (Assistant Dean) and Kim Brooks (Dean) at a hybrid virtual and in-person event.
Impact Award for Supporting Students
Recognizes excellence in service and support to students
Recipient: Carrie Hunter, Program Manager for Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op), Undergraduate Advising Office
Carrie Hunter was recognized for her consistent support for students at a professional and individual level. Her nominators noted her compassion, empathy and tireless work. During unforeseen circumstances, she helped students find solutions to things such as postponed exams and mental health challenges while encouraging them to stay motivated.
Impact Award for Supporting Colleagues
Recognizes excellence in service to faculty and staff colleagues in the Faculty of Management
Recipient: Kim Humes, Administrative Assistant, School of Information Management
Kim Humes was recognized for her outstanding service promoting the School’s programs, coordinating with faculty and staff colleagues, and overseeing events such as SIM Research Day and SIM’s Open Classroom Antiracism and Decolonization series. Her nominators indicated that she worked with deep care, creativity and commitment to anti-oppression frameworks.
Exceptional Contribution Award
Recognizes unique or exceptional contributions to the university and/or community
Recipient: Brittany Warren, Communications and Engagement Specialist, Management Career Services
Brittany Warren was recognized for implementing innovative ideas and strengthening student and employer engagement while meeting the marketing needs of diverse stakeholders. Her nominators noted her diligence and creativity when planning events such as the Top Co-op Awards and the Commerce Summer Social, and her adaptability when pivoting between online and in-person delivery.
Recognizes leadership attributes
Recipient: Marianne Hagen, Office Manager, Dean’s Office
Marianne Hagen was recognized for her knowledge, outstanding support and exceptional contributions to the Faculty of Management. Her nominators indicated that she remained resilient during the transition to online work and helped support the transition back to in-person work, going out of her way to make sure everyone was accommodated. She consistently prioritizes the wellbeing of students, faculty and staff, always has a back-up plan when things don’t work out and is involved in volunteer community work outside her job at Dalhousie.
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