GW Recognizes Employees, Departments with Excellence Awards

Awards
(From left) Peter Konwerski, Courtney Stoner, Steven Knapp and Patrick Nero pose for a photo at the Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony (Logan Werlinger/GW Today)
November 02, 2015

The George Washington University recognized nine employees and six departments Friday for their contributions to the GW community at the Celebration of Excellence awards:
 

Individual Staff Go the Extra Mile Award

Elizabeth Kang, professional advisor, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Runner up No. 1: John Kane, operations manager, Division of Operations

Runner up No. 2: Jennifer Sieck, special projects manager, Academic Affairs
 



Individual Faculty GEM Award

Scott Beveridge, assistant professor of counseling, Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Runner up No. 1: Alan Greenberg, chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Runner up No. 2: Susan Swayze, associate professor of Educational Research, GSEHD
 



Individual Student-Staff GEM Award

Courtney Stoner, Division of Operations

Runner up No. 1: Jamie Armstrong, Department of Athletics and Recreation

Runner up No. 2: Marjorie Cook, Academic Affairs
 



Department GEM Award

GW SARC (Sexual Assault Response Consultative) Team

Runner up No. 1: Division of Operations, Summer and Conference Housing

Runner up No. 2: Office of Military and Veterans Affairs (GW VALOR)
 



Department Innovation Award

Division of Information Technology, Business Intelligence Services

Runner up No. 1: Colonial Inauguration

Runner up No. 2: Academic Technologies
 



The conference also marked the end of the university’s steps challenge, a GW walking competition to promote wellness. The university community amassed 146,017,582 steps during the challenge, which ran Oct. 1 to Oct. 29.

Jonathan Vadnal, a research assistant at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Hawdon Laboratory, took home first prize—an Apple Watch—in the head-to-head challenge, winning all 29 of his matchups and averaging 41,279 steps a day. The College of Professional Studies/Graduate School of Political Management won the team challenge, averaging 14,660 steps a day as a group and winning free lunch from Beefsteak.

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Annual professional development conference, awards ceremony will take place Oct. 28-30.

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