Ian Burke, our Network Security Administrator in Library and Information Services, has just completed his Master of Science degree in Master of Information Assurance through Regis University!
Here is what a few of Ian’s colleagues have to say about his work:
“Ian is a dedicated Middlebury employee who helps to protect Middlebury’s information assets every day. Ian is always willing to help out and his positive outlook is refreshing!”
“It is a daunting task to build and maintain secure information systems that also allow folks to do their work. Ian Burke listens to the needs of the community, while bringing a wealth of work experience and knowledge to do just that for the College. Congratulations to Ian on the completion of his Master’s degree.”
“This is a monumental accomplishment for Ian. Ian started working on his MA three years ago. He would set his alarm clock for 2:00 AM every morning and would devote the hours of 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM to his studies so as not to impact his family time… Incredible dedication. I am in awe of this accomplishment. “
Please join us in congratulating Ian on his achievement!
We’ve noticed that several departments are doing a great job of using the MiddPoints blog to recognize their employees’ accomplishments. To highlight these postings we have created a new section of the Human Resources website titled “Employee Accomplishments.” Currently we’ve included the following sub-pages in this section:
- 25 Year Club
- Employee Accomplishments
- Faculty Grants
- LIS Monthly Awards
- Staff Recognition Awards
In addition to posting an accomplishment directly to MiddPoints, as indicated in this blog posting from earlier this year, you can submit an accomplishment to be highlighted in MiddPoints by filling out the online form here: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/hr/recognition/accomplishment-submission-form
We look forward to adding to these pages as additional articles are submitted. If you know of additional links that we should highlight – please tell us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben and his father, Richard, after Ben ran the Boston Marathon on Monday
On Monday, April 16, Ben Bruno was miles away from his desk in the International Student and Scholar Services Office pounding the pavement in Boston as one of approximately 22,000 participants in the 116th running of the Boston Marathon. This proved to be one of the hottest Boston marathons on record with temperatures in Boston reaching over 85 degrees and pavement temps of over 100! Ben finished the race in 3 hours and 30 minutes which was slower than he had hoped, but an excellent pace given the weather.
This was Ben’s second marathon. To qualify for the Boston event he ran the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington in May 2011. Ben’s run was more than just a personal accomplishment, it was also a means to raise money for a scholarship fund that his father maintains in memory of his mother, Patricia Ann Bruno. Patricia passed away from ovarian cancer when Ben was 10 years old. Sixteen years ago Ben’s father ran in the Boston Marathon to raise money for the scholarship and Ben was very pleased to be able to follow in his father’s footsteps, literally and figuratively!
The Patricia Ann Bruno Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a student at Ben’s hometown high school, Goffstown, N.H., High School, who plans to pursue a career in elementary education. Patricia worked as a teacher in the neighboring town of Bedford.
Congratulations to Ben on an outstanding personal accomplishment and philanthropic pursuit!
We are very pleased to share that Lisa Hoff, Benefits Specialist in Human Resources, was awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal as a Senior Chief Yeoman in the United States Coast Guard Reserve in September 2011.
Lisa received this recognition for her work in New Orleans as a part of the Critical Personnel Resources Unit for the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon Spill of National Significance from May 23 to July 21 2010. Her commendation reads:
“During this period, Senior Chief Petty Officer Hoff managed the processing of over 3,000 requests for personnel, requiring over 6,000 Mobilization Readiness Tracking Tool entries. As a result, during her tenure over 2,100 Coast Guard responders were mobilized and deployed. She organized, trained, and managed a staff of 17 enlisted personnel and reduced internal UAC request for forces cycle time from six days to less than 24 hours, resulting in greatly increased lead time for Force Readiness Command (FORCECOM) and Personnel Service Center. She also developed personnel usage reports that provided clarity and fostered unity of effort, impacting decisions at the highest levels of the response. Chief Petty Officer Hoff’s dedication, judgment, and devotion to duty are most heartily commended and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard.”
Congratulations Lisa on your outstanding contribution to this effort!
Do you know someone who works at Middlebury that you think should be recognized? Tell us by posting your own MiddPoints article or submitting information via our web form here:
At Middlebury we are lucky to have a very talented and dedicated group of employees. (Need a reminder? Check out “Rain or Shine” @ Middlebury Magazine to view the phenomenal work of our Facilities department as they set up for commencement.) MiddPoints is a great way to recognize the outstanding work and accomplishments of Middlebury employees and we’ve just made it even easier to do so! You can now use the Employee Accomplishment web form found at the link below to send information to HR. We will then put together a posting based on the information that you provide and add it to the MiddPoints blog. (Remember that you can also post accomplishments directly to the blog yourself, if you feel comfortable doing so.) This is a great way to recognize the hard work of your colleagues or share your own achievement with the Middlebury community simply by filling out a quick and easy form! In addition, you will have the ability to upload a picture to accompany the posting. Please note that you will need to log in to complete the form.
Finally, we’ve also created a go shortcut for this new form titled: go/kudos (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/kudos.
This week’s employment snapshot:
There are currently 19 faculty positions, 1 summer Language School faculty positions, 12 external job postings and 6 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.
Employment Quick Links:
Faculty Employment Opportunities: go/faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/faculty-jobs (off campus)
Summer Language School Faculty Opportunities: go/ls-faculty-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/ls-faculty-jobs (off campus)
Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs (off campus)