INI Staff Members Honored

January 07, 2010

Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) hosted the 15th Annual CIT Staff Awards on Wednesday, January 6, in the Singleton Room. Pradeep K. Khosla, CIT Dean, welcomed the audience of CIT employees and presented the awards. Seven staff members from the Information Networking Institute (INI) were recognized at the event with respect to their years of service and excellence in the workplace.

Two INI staff members received Service Awards for reaching noteworthy anniversaries with the College. Lisa Currin, Admissions and Alumni Specialist, and Anna Maria Berta, Principal Project Manager for Technical Curricula at Carnegie Mellon CyLab, were recognized for 10 years and 5 years of service, respectively.

Three INI staff members were in the running to receive the Rookie Award, an honor for one relatively new staff member who demonstrates remarkable qualities and work ethic. Sarah Johnson, Manager of Enrollment Services for Distributed Programs, and Jamie Lehneke, Manager of Enrollment Services for Pittsburgh Programs, were nominated for their great work with the enrollment needs of students and faculty. Nathan Magnuski, Front Desk Administrative Assistant, was nominated for his reliability and helpfulness with students, faculty and staff.

Nancy Doyle, Manager of the Director's Office and Administration, and Christa Jones, Multimedia, Marketing and Events Manager, were both nominated for the CIT Staff Recognition Award that honors one CIT employee whose job performance and dedication to the operations of the college merit special recognition. The nomination letters for Doyle recognized her unflappable precision and poise, while Jones was noted for her creativity and use of new technologies to promote the INI.

"The INI has two staff members who reached important anniversaries this year, and five who were nominated for merit-based awards," said Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Director of the INI and Director of Education, Training and Outreach for CyLab. "I am very proud of all of them. The INI is very fortunate to have such dedicated and talented people."

INI Staff Photo

Group photo including, from left to right, Nathan Magnuski, Christa Jones, Nancy Doyle, Jamie Lehneke and Sarah Johnson.