1992 - Peter Tuttle
Computer systems specialist Peter Tuttle of the
Data Center has been named the 1992 recipient of the Amy J. Blue Award
for staff excellence (see separate story).
The award will be presented by President Donald
Kennedy on Friday, May 22, at Hoover House.
The award honors the memory of Assistant Vice
President for Administrative Services Amy J. Blue, who died in 1988.
It is accompanied by a $1,000 stipend, which the recipient may use to
support expenses related to professional development activities of his
or her choice.
In addition, the committee this year will present
six "Amy" awards to "six wonderful people who make a difference" at
Stanford, said Susan Schofield of the Office of the Vice President for
Planning and Management, who served as c hair of the selection committee.
The "Amy" winners are:
Louise Addis, senior librarian
at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Addis, who has been at SLAC
for 30 years, was named for "her major contributions to the life of
the institution." She was responsible for setting up SLACs library,
considered the model for high-energy physics laboratories worldwide.
She also was central to the development of SLACs computerized
information retrieval system. Her willingness to help "throughout the
day, late at night and on weekends" also was cited, "whether to assist
a physicist searching for research data, an engineer seeking to understand
new computer technology, a visiting scientist trying to make sense of
a new environment or non-technical personnel in need of information."
Nick Brunot, police sergeant
in Stanfords Department of Public Safety. Brunot has worked for
Stanford for 26 years and has had particular charge of coordinating
security for special events. He was named for "his commitment to Stanford
and to people, and for exemplifying the concept of service to the community."
As an example of his dedication, "he goes back on the night-shift beat
for the Stanford Police Department after giving untold hours in logistical
planning and support, seven days a week, to each and every person who
plans any kind of public event at Stanford." In addition, Brunot has
been instrumental in implementing important changes in record keeping,
in the development of guidelines and policies within his areas of responsibility,
and in the security training of students.
Mona Duggan, the administrator
for programs and development in the Art Department. Duggan, who is termed
"a beacon" by one faculty member and "our resident angel" by another,
has been with the department for two decades. She was recognized for
her extraordinary efforts in "fund raising and stewardship that have
helped both the Art Department and the Stanford Museum move into new
times when all faculty members are expected to be not only scholars
and teachers but fund-raisers and grant-writers." In addition, she supervises
all graduate admission procedures, fellowship awards and academic record
keeping, and is "the Mom, hand-holder, correspondent and provider for
about 50 graduate students in any given year."
Annie Edmonds, computer
systems aide and secretary in the Psychology Department. Edmonds, who
has worked for the department for more than 20 years, has been called
"the heart and soul of the psychology department" and "the single greatest
asset the department has on its secretarial staff." She was cited for
the organization and care she brings to everything, as well as for her
willingness to take on extra responsibilities, her resourcefulness and
her problem-solving skills. In addition, she was acknowledged for "maintaining
staff morale in difficult times, helping new faculty learn the ropes,
teaching students how to use the departments computer system,
and for her personal qualities of compassion, patience and the ability
to laugh easily."
Joyce Marsh, budget analyst
in the Controllers Office, which has among its responsibilities
general accounting and budget control for all of the university. Marsh
has a campuswide reputation for doing the difficult job of reconciling
the budgets of many units both academic and administrative
not only competently but cheerfully. She was honored for "her dedication,
energy and resourcefulness, her willingness to go out of her way to
help others, her ability to solve the difficult problems that surface
within her unit, her skill in dealing with the odd or especially challenging
issues that are referred to her by her colleagues, her understanding
of university and research needs and priorities, and her excellent ideas
on budget organization."
Kristin Miscavage, trainer
and consultant for the Network for Student Information. Miscavage has
herself trained more than 600 Stanford staff members in how to use the
NSI Prism files and "seems to remember everyones name." She was
cited for "her calm demeanor, her clear instructions (both written and
oral), her unending patience, her wonderful disposition and her dedication
to making NSI work." In addition, "she always returns phone calls, always
responds to e-mail, always goes the extra mile, and is unfailingly cheerful
and knowledgeable. If, however rarely, she is stumped, she actually
says she doesnt know the answer, but makes it her business to
find one. And she will actually visit your office and work through an
issue with you."
The 1992 selection committee for the Amy Blue
awards included Robert C. Gregg, dean of the chapel; Lowell W. Price,
Cabinet secretary, Planning and Management; Sally Mahoney, senior associate
provost; Schofield; Margarita Tellez, transportation demand management
coordinator, Transportation Programs; and Carol D. Vonder Linden, assistant
dean, Provosts Office/Research. The criteria for selection comprised
dedication to accomplishment, commitment to people and enthusiasm.