Lou Ennis, and Louis and Helen Zirkel Staff Award winners announced
Being honored by coworkers can be one of the most rewarding experiences during one’s career. This year’s Employee Recognition Awards were presented to Lisa Pannella from the English department, who won the Lou Ennis Staff Award, and Shari Zingle, from Academic Services, who was selected for the Louis & Helen Zirkel Award. In addition to the honor, each received a plaque and a check for $500.
Winners were chosen through a committee that included faculty, staff and students.
The Lou Ennis Staff Award is named for the former assistant vice president for employee relations who retired from Brandeis in 1995. It is presented annually to a full time member of the administrative staff who provides administrative services, such as department and faculty administrators, coordinators and managers. It is expected that nominees demonstrate loyalty and dedication to the university and to its mission; their behavior be professional, helpful and friendly, and are known to consistently treat all members of the community with dignity and respect. Recipients are known to go above and beyond the requirements of the job and have a history of consistent contributions to the well being of the university.
The Louis and Helen Zirkel Staff Award was created through the generosity of Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel, a friend of former Brandeis President Sam Their. The Zirkel Staff Award, named for Zirkel's parents, is presented annually to a member of the support staff, such as staff assistants, library staff, members of the facilities management staff (custodians and grounds-workers), police officers and lab assistants. Nominees should have made a significant contribution to or have demonstrated consistent effort to improve the service and the operation of their department and of the university. The contributions of the recipient should exceed the requirements of the job and demonstrate efforts above and beyond the call of duty.