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Annual Awards for Faculty, Staff
Thursday, May. 23, 2013
Congratulations to Business School faculty who were recently recognized for their scholarship, teaching, and service at a reception on May 13, and staff who received awards earlier in the month.
The Leavey Impact Awards celebrate contributions made by faculty that best illustrate the community's highest ideals and aspirations, and reflect a shared commitment to the School's strategic priorities:
Manoochehr Ghiassi, professor of management information systems, received the 2013 Leavey Impact Award for Service. Dr. Ghiassi was noted for his work in building partnerships with the community and alumni for the MS in Information Systems program. His outreach to Silicon Valley has brought experienced industry leaders onto the faculty to mentor graduate students and alumni.
Jackie Schmidt Posner, professor of practice, received the 2013 Leavey Impact Award for Teaching. Dr. Schmidt Posner's work with the Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) created a model for Santa Clara University's place-based learning efforts, and she has led several cohorts of students to discover their passion for building relationships and businesses in the local community.
In addition to the Leavey Impact Awards, faculty and staff were recognized for achievement in several catagories.
Collaboration Recognizes the staff member who works to build cooperative relationships and foster teamwork throughout the Business School and University : Tiffiny Gillingham, Assistant Director of MSIS Admissions
Innovation Acknowledges the staff person who incorpates new perspectives and new approaches to the workplace: Bill Middleton, LSB Information Systems Manager
Student Experience Salutes the staff person who goes 'above and beyond' to enhance Business School student learning, inside and outside the classroom: Bev Olivo, Undergraduate Business Programs Administrative Assistant