ISR News Story
Clark School Celebrates Hard-Working Staff
On May 9, 2011, in the rotunda of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, the A. James Clark School of Engineering held its annual Staff Appreciation Event. Hosted by Dean Darryll Pines, the event recognized the skill, commitment and spirit of Clark School staff members.
Dean Pines noted that employees not only do good work, but also do “good works” that inspire other staff members and himself to go the extra mile for students, faculty members, visitors, and each other.
George Syrmos, executive director of the Office of Advanced Engineering Education, described the progress he has witnessed at the Clark School during his 20 years here.
“I have been fortunate to see the Clark School advance and to lead a great team that has contributed to its success. We have expanded our professional education programs, moved into web-based delivery, and attracted many more students. My experience here has been very rewarding both professionally and personally.”
Naji Hammad, coordinator for the Engineering Copy Center, added, “We have made the copy center into a resource for the Clark School and the entire university, with the latest technologies and great service. And at the same time I have been able to finish my degree in computer science and to take on some additional responsibilities with the Engineering Information Technology department. The center and I have come a long way!”
Jane Fines, director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Special Programs and a staff member for 20 years, said, “I’ve been able to take on new and more responsible roles here, and that’s satisfying. I’ve also seen our scholarship program grow and help more students, thanks in large part to the gifts of A. James Clark. And we’ve come a long way in international programs, with more and more students going abroad.”
At the close of the event, the dean congratulated Sharon Hodgson, who was awarded the Dr. Marilyn Berman Pollans Outstanding Service Award for Staff at the December commencement. Guests enjoyed a dessert reception after the ceremony concluded. A list of Clark School staff members who were honored at the event follows.
Dr. Marilyn Berman Pollans Outstanding Service Award for Staff
Clark School Staff Members with Service of 35, 30, 25, and 20 years
Clark School Staff Members with Service of 15, 10, and 5 years
New Clark School Staff Members
Photos by Al Santos
May 12, 2011