Download nomination form for the Lou Ennis Staff Award and the Louis and Helen Zirkel Staff Award:
Employee Recognition Awards
Lou Ennis Staff Award
Overview: Named for the former assistant vice president for employee relations, who retired from Brandeis in 1995, the Ennis Staff Award is presented annually to a member of the administrative staff.
Eligibility: Any full-time member of the staff who provides administrative services, such as department and faculty administrators, coordinators and managers.
Selection Criteria: Those individuals who are nominated should demonstrate loyalty and dedication to the university and to its mission. Their behavior should be professional, helpful and friendly, and they should be known to consistently treat all members of the community with dignity and respect. The nominee should be one who goes above and beyond the requirements of the job and has a history of consistent contributions to the well being of the university.
|2015||Hadyee A. Vazquez||Registrar|
|2014||Ellen Rounseville||Romance Studies|
|2009||Martha Barry||Library and Technology Services|
|2008||Gwenn Smaxwill||Summer School|
|2006-07||Ryan Donahue||Facilities Administration|
|2005||Vincent Ventrone||Technology Services|
|2004||Dennis Finn||Facilities Administration|
|2003||Marci McPhee||Ethics Center|
|2002||Angela Fragala-Garger||Conference and Events|
|2001||Ralph Szymczak||University Libraries|
|1998||Angie Simeone||American Studies|
|1996||Barbara Wakefield||Heller School|
Louis and Helen Zirkel Staff Award
Overview: Made possible through the generosity of Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel, a friend of former Brandeis President Sam Thier, the Zirkel Staff Award — named for Zirkel's parents — is presented annually to a member of the support staff.
Eligibility: Any full-time member of the staff who provides support services, such as staff assistants, library staff, members of the facilities management staff (i.e., custodians and groundsworkers), police officers and lab assistants.
Selection criteria: Those individuals who are nominated should have made a significant contribution to or have demonstrated consistent effort to improve the service and the operation of his/her department and of the university. The contributions of the nominee should exceed the requirements of the job and demonstrate efforts above and beyond the "call of duty."
|2015||Rebecca A. Mahoney||English|
|2014||Kelly Whiffen||Student Activities|
|2013||Ryan D. Gill||Human Resources|
|2011||Shari Zingle||Academic Services|
|2009||Silva Bedrossian||Student Financial Services|
|2006-07||Frank Mello||Facilities Administration|
|2005||William Mewborn||Facilities Administration|
|2004||Jill Cahill St. Peter||Student Development|
|2003||Joe Bisson||Facilities Administration|
|2001||Charles Fremault||Facilities Services|
|2000||Janet Driscoll||Registrar's Office|
|1999||Eduardo Arroco||Rosenstiel Center|
|1998||Robert Marino||Facilities Services|
|1996||Roseann Coneeny||Dining Services|