Staff

Lisa Sickorez receives 2016 SoE Leadership Award
March 2017

 

Lisa Sickorez received the School of Engineering's Leadership Award. Lisa's award underscores her dedication and enthusiasm for advancing the mission of the school and Stanford university.  

The Leadership Award recognizes mentoring and management contributions. Her citation reads, "Lisa is known as an individual who leads by example, finds solutions to difficult problems, and has the integrity to do the right thing. In addition to managing a demanding workload in the EE department, Lisa stepped up to assist the SoE Finance team with implementing a new budgeting system. Her business knowledge and expertise is a great resource to the EE department and to all departments in the school."

Lisa was presented with her award at an annual Staff Service Awards Ceremony in March.

 

Hearty congratulations to Lisa on receiving the 2016 School of Engineering Leadership Award.

January 2017

This month's Electrical Engineering staff recognized for their outstanding effort include Marsha Dillon, Sue George, Kenny Green, and Teresa Nguyen. Each were nominated by peers, faculty and/or students for professionalism that went above and beyond their everyday roles. Gift card recipients continue to make profound and positive impact in EE's everyday work and academic environment.

 

Please join us in congratulating Marsha, Sue, Kenny, and Teresa. Excerpts from their nominations follow.

 

Marsha Dillon, Executive Assistant to the Chair

  • "Marsha was able to identify exactly what was needed by untangling a vague request, and identifying the actual goal."
  • "She never hands back a request; instead, she is always willing to help. She's a strong asset to EE."

Sue George, Administrative Associate, Computer Science

  • "Sue always makes time to answer questions; she is quick to followup, and willing to spend time finding an answer she doesn't know."
  • "It is always a pleasure to work with her."

Kenny Green, Facilities and Health & Safety Manager

  • "Kenny is always very helpful."
  • "He has been a great resource — especially with our new labs, greater number of students, and managing improvements and requests."

Teresa Nguyen, Student Financial Officer

  • "Teresa has a terrific understanding of Stanford's financial system. She also remembered my name!"
  • "She is extremely capable; I never worry about leaving things in her hands."

 

The Staff Gift Card Bonus Program is sponsored by the School of Engineering. Each year, the EE department receives several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond their role. Each month, staff are chosen from nominations received from faculty, students, and staff. Past nominations are eligible for future months.

 

Nominate a deserving staff person or group today! We encourage you to nominate individuals or groups that have made a profound improvement in daily work life. Each recipient receives a $50 Visa card. Nominations can be made at any time.

November 2016

November’s Electrical Engineering staff recognized for their outstanding effort are Steven Clark, Rachel Pham and Jennifer Wong. Nominated by peers, students and faculty, each are an example of professional contribution above and beyond their everyday roles, and continue to make profound and positive impact improving everyday work and academic life. 

Please congratulate Steve, Rachel, and Jennifer for their outstanding contributions to the EE department.  

  

Excerpts from this month’s recipient nominations follow. 

Steven Clark, Instructional Labs Manager

  • “Steven constantly goes above and beyond helping make new lab-based classes happen."
  • “He was instrumental in launching EE’s new maker space, lab64."

Rachel Pham, Academic Affairs & Programs Administrator

  • “Rachel was instrumental in the 2016 REU experience being well-attended, and professional."  
  • "I struggled with finalizing the room for my course, and for 2 weeks, she updated a lot — I appreciate her patience and helpfulness!"

Jennifer Wong, Research Administration Manager, Ginzton, E.L. Lab

  • “Jennifer’s timeliness and attention to detail are tremendously appreciated.”
  • “Her extraordinary effort underscores everything she does."

The Staff Gift Card Bonus Program is sponsored by the School of Engineering. Each year, the EE department receives several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond their role. Each month, staff are chosen from nominations received from faculty, students, and staff. Past nominations are eligible for future months.

 Nominate a deserving staff person or group today! We encourage you to nominate individuals or groups that have made a profound improvement in daily work life. Each recipient receives a $50 Visa card. Nominations can be made at any time.

 

Outstanding EE staff, August '16
August 2016

Join us in congratulating the efforts of three extraordinary staff. Each month, the Staff Gift Card program acknowledges staff for their professional contributions that are above and beyond their everyday roles. Because they are nominated by peers, students, and faculty – we encourage you to nominate individuals or groups that have made a profound improvement in your daily work life. Each recipient receives a $50 Visa card, and sincere recognition for their commitment.

Congratulations to the awardees listed below. Excerpts from their nominations follow.

Vickie Carillo, Administrative Associate

  • "Vickie helps plans staff events, assists department visitors, and fields a variety of questions."
  • "She goes above and beyond, humbly helping to keep our department running smoothly every day."

Meo Kittiwanich, Degree Progress Officer

  • "Meo seamlessly maintained, then transitioned student services functions to a new staff member, all while taking on a new role herself."
  • "She is supportive and detail-oriented. Holding a high standard for herself, she is always prepared and organized."

Kelly Yilmaz, Program Manager

  • "Kelly is organized, resourceful and dependable."
  • "She is the go-to person for industry visitors, and others. Kelly is always able to find a creative solution if there is an issue."

The Staff Gift Card Bonus Program is sponsored by the School of Engineering. Each year, the EE department receives several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond their role. Each month, staff are chosen from nominations received from faculty, students, and staff. Past nominations are eligible for future months. Nominate a deserving staff person today!

July 2016

Join us in congratulating the extraordinary work of our staff. Four EE staff members are recognized for their professional contributions above and beyond their everyday roles.

Each month, the Staff Gift Card program acknowledges staff – who have been nominated by peers, students, and faculty – for their professional contributions that are above and beyond their everyday roles. We encourage you to nominate individuals or groups that have made a profound improvement in daily work life. Each recipient receives a $50 Visa card.

Please congratulate your colleagues! The four July winners are listed below, with excerpts from their nominations.

Ann Guerra, Administrative Associate
• Ann is always very precise and thorough. She is great to work with!
• Her calm professionalism is appreciated.

Teresa Nguyen, Student Accounting Associate
• Teresa is always willing to help! She provides information right away, is very efficient, friendly and knowledgeable.
• She helped troubleshoot an issue, going above and beyond all expectations to correct it – all the while with great patience.

Charlie Orgish, Technical Manager
• Charlie is consistently creative, and committed to serving the research mission of EE and the university.
• Through his firm belief and example each and every day, he embodies the heart and soul of EE IT.

Karin Sligar, SystemX Alliance Programs and Administration Manager
• Karin has elevated SystemX, exceeding expectations, and adding value to our affiliates and the university.
• Her organization helps us achieve program goals, and identify opportunities for new initiatives.

The Staff Gift Card Bonus Program is sponsored by the School of Engineering. Each year, the EE department receives several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond their role. Each month, staff are chosen from nominations received from faculty, students, and staff. Past nominations are eligible for future months. Nominate a deserving staff person today!

June 2016

Join us in congratulating the efforts of five extraordinary staff. Each month, the Staff Gift Card program acknowledges staff – who have been nominated by peers, students, and faculty – for their professional contributions that are above and beyond their everyday roles. We encourage you to nominate individuals or groups that have made a profound improvement in daily work life. Each recipient receives a $50 Visa card.

 

Please make time to congratulate the awardees listed below, with excerpts from their nominations.

 

Doug Chaffee, ISL Faculty Administrator

  • Doug goes above and beyond in everything he does.
  • He is dependable, resourceful, and plans with foresight and detail.

Dr. Joyce Farrell, Senior Research Engineer

  • Dr. Farrell displays professionalism and determination in planning, executing, and piloting major events.
  • She balances both industry and academic needs, providing a collaborative, discoverable environment for each.

Marie Hamel, Faculty Administrator

  • Marie is constantly going above and beyond what is expected of her. She is a lovely person and makes it fun to work in the EE Department.
  • Her performance is outstanding; I'm grateful for her dedicated efforts and achievements on our affiliate programs.

Andrea Kuduk, Administrative Associate

  • Andrea is an enormously reliable resource. She has taken on a big administrative overload, and is just superb!
  • She is always willing to help – from assisting colleagues, to helping faculty with research activity.

Edwin Mendoza, Faculty and Staff Affairs Administrator

  • Edwin is a terrific team player! He is always courteous and interested in helping out for the greater good.
  • He makes an extra effort to resolve problems. His dedication and hard work is appreciated by each of his colleagues.

The Staff Gift Card Bonus Program is sponsored by the School of Engineering. Each year, the EE department receives several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond their role. Each month, staff are chosen from nominations received from faculty, students, and staff. Past nominations are eligible for future months. Nominate a deserving staff person today!

May 2016

Congratulations to the four April Staff Gift Card Program recipients. Awarded to staff members who are nominated for their professional contributions that are above and beyond their everyday roles. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate individuals or groups that have made a profound improvement in their daily work life. Each recipient receives a $50 Visa card.

 

Please congratulate the April awardees listed below with excerpts from their nominations.

Daisy Chavez, Graduate Admissions Specialist & Student Life Coordinator

  • Her passion for helping students shines through every interaction.
  • Daisy proactively seeks creative ways to improve student life within EE. Her attention to detail has elevated and improved the experience for students.

Julia Gillespie, Faculty Administrator

  • Having Julia nearby is a true source of peace. She always exceeding expectations, including welcoming new building residents, providing thorough instruction on equipment and policies, and plenty more.
  • She is efficient and optimistic when helping solve issues, always happy to share her knowledge.

Joe Little, Principle Systems Architect

  • He is creative, flexible, supportive, an awesome problem-solver, and invaluable – an ideal team member.
  • The only thing constraining Joe is the speed of the equipment.

Socorro 'Suki' Ungson, Faculty Administrator

  • Suki cares greatly about the well-being of our group. She strives to keep everything running smoothly.
  • She is always a tremendous help; efficient and capable of managing any task.

 

The Staff Gift Card Bonus Program is sponsored by the School of Engineering. Each year, the EE department receives several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond their role. Each month, staff are chosen from nominations received from faculty, students, and staff. Past nominations are eligible for future months.

Please take a moment to nominate a deserving staff person today!

March 2016

The Staff Gift Card Program awarded four staff members a $50 Visa card. Nominations were submitted recognizing each of them for their professional contributions that are above and beyond their everyday roles. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate individuals or groups that have made a profound improvement in their daily work life.

 

Please congratulate the awardees listed below with excerpts from their nominations.

John DeSilva, Systems & Network Manager, EE

  • "He's really proactive; letting us know about potential issues. John always makes himself available, and is quick to solve the problem."
  • "His knowledge and upbeat attitude make him pleasure to work with."

Marsha Dillon, Executive Assistant to the Chair, EE

  • "Marsha's ability to troubleshoot and work through projects of all kinds is truly appreciated!"
  • "Her thoroughness is a great asset."

Megan Hagquist, Research and Financial Administrator, ERA

  • "Megan has made great strides towards improving the efficiency of aspects of our work."
  • "She is truly a wonderful addition to our group!"

Emily Wang, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, EE

  • "Emily works extremely well with everyone and consistently performs in an outstanding fashion."
  • "She has been instrumental in supporting the department with our admissions system."

 

The Staff Gift Card Bonus Program is sponsored by the School of Engineering. Each year, the EE department receives several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond their role. Each month, staff are chosen from nominations received from faculty, students, and staff. Past nominations are eligible for future months. Nominate a deserving staff person today!

February 2016

A reception honoring School of Engineering staff for their years of service was held Monday, February 29th. Eleven Electrical Engineering staff were acknowledged for their valuable contributions and service to the department and Stanford University.

"EE appreciates the dedication of our staff," states Abbas El Gamal, EE's Chair. "Not only do they keep our department running efficiently and smoothly, they provide vital support to our faculty and students' research. We are fortunate to have such dedicated staff assisting in the extraordinary work being done in EE and at Stanford."

 

Thank you to all EE staff for your dedication.

Individuals recognized at the 2016 School of Engineering Seervice Award Reception include:

  • John DeSilva, 5 Years of Service
  • Jun-Hua (June) Wang, 10 Years of Service
  • Adam Kerr, 10 Years of Service
  • Mackenzie Mazariegos, 10 Years of Service
  • Maria Spasojevic, 10 Years of Service
  • Kelly Yilmaz, 15 Years of Service
  • Joseph Little, 20 Years of Service
  • Amy Duncan, 25 Years of Service
  • Ann Guerra, 30 Years of Service
  • Charles Orgish, 30 Years of Service
  • Victoria Carrillo, 35 Years of Service

 

Pictured from left to right are School of Engineering Dean Persis S. Drell, John DeSilva, Charles Orgish, Amy Duncan, Joe Little, Victoria Carrillo, Ann Guerra, Jun-Hua (June) Wang.

February 2016

This month, five staff members were recognized through the Staff Gift Card Program. Each received a $50 Visa card.

The program provides a forum for recognizing staff contributions that are above and beyond their everyday roles. Any staff, faculty or student may nominate a staff member for consideration.

Congratulations to this month's awardees, listed below with excerpts from the submissions.

 

Kenny Green, Facilities Manager, EE

  • "His professionalism and upbeat personality are very much appreciated."
  • "Kenny's got us covered!"

Rachelle Mozeleski, Web Content Manager, EE

  • "Her ability to work with a variety of people to find solutions is very impressive."
  • "Creative and enthusiastic; she always brings a smile and positive attitude."

Denise Murphy, Faculty Affairs and Staffing Manager, EE

  • "She is extremely knowledgable with all things faculty affairs, and always available to answer questions."
  • "Denise makes EE staff feel comfortable, appreciated and valued."

Helen Niu, Administrative Associate, EE

  • "Highly capable and dedicated, Helen is a pleasure to work with."
  • "She handles complicated procedures with efficiency and ease."

Lisa Sickorez, Financial Officer, EE

  • "She did a fantastic job transitioning EE to a new expense system."
  • "Lisa's extensive knowledge and patience are greatly appreciated!"

The Staff Gift Card Bonus Program is sponsored by the School of Engineering. Each year, the EE department receives several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond their role. Each month, staff are chosen from nominations received from faculty, students, and staff. Past nominations are eligible for future months. Nominate a deserving staff person today!


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