1993 - Mark Gibson
Laboratory Services Coordinator Mark D. Gibson
of the Center for Materials Research has been named the 1993 recipient
of the Amy J. Blue Award for staff excellence (see separate story).
The award was presented by President
Gerhard Casper at a Buck Estate ceremony Monday, April 26.
The award honors the memory of
Amy J. Blue, assistant vice president for administrative services, 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.
The awards committee also presented
five 1993 "Amy" awards to "five really inspiring people
who make a difference" at Stanford, said Susan W. Schofield, project
team leader for the Business Practices Initiative, who served as chair
of the selection committee.
The "Amy" winners are:
library specialist for the Stanford University Libraries. Davis, who
has worked for the catalog department of the universitys libraries
for more than a quarter-century, was named for her dedication to accomplishment,
commitment to the Stanford community, and her energy and enthusiasm.
She was cited, in particular, for going beyond the requirements of her
position to improve online procedures and "to help colleagues who
are flailing in their assignments." She also was cited for serving
on the Asian Staff Forum and helping plant trees on campus, as well
as for her willingness to share expertise with colleagues and patrons
of the library.
department administrator for Slavic Languages and Literatures. Ilea,
who is solely responsible for the administrative support of the academic
and financial operation of the department, was named for her willingness
"to do whatever it takes to get a job done well and on time"
and for accomplishing every task with "unfailing accuracy in details,"
while "never losing sight of the personal dimension of the job"
and "always considering the ramifications of administrative decisions
for the students involved." She also was cited for her "broad
vision of the departments and the schools place in the ongoing
competition with other universities."
Mariscal, research nurse in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Mariscal
works with cancer patients and their families, and was cited for both
the professionalism and the compassion that she brings to a difficult
job. Termed "the backbone of the department" by one doctor,
she was recognized especially "for always making patients her first
priority, for making home visits when patients are too ill to come to
the clinic, for making a difference in many peoples lives, often
the sickest and the terminally ill, and for caring for the emotional
and social needs of patients as well as their physical needs."
Nacionales, assistant food service manager at Florence Moore Hall. Nacionales
is known within University Food Services for her competence and willingness
to volunteer for extra duties, and for friendliness and the ability
to maintain a close rapport with both staff and students. She was recognized
for her contributions to "quality service and a better dorm environment."
One nominator wrote, "Roween makes dining at Flo Mo a pleasing
experience even when the food does not compare to moms
supervisor in the Controllers Office. Riddle, whose co-workers
call him "the greatest asset that the universitys payroll
office has," is known campuswide for his ability to deal with complicated
transactions and answer complex questions. He serves as payrolls
trouble-shooter and frequently monitors processes after hours from home.
He also is responsible for such things as the production of more than
9,000 staff ID cards and the creation of some 22,000 W-2 forms annually.
In addition, he was acknowledged for his role in creating a more user-friendly
The 1993 selection committee included:
Robert C. Gregg, dean of the chapel; Lowell Price, senior associate
provost and Cabinet secretary; Margarita Tellez, transportation demand
management coordinator; Peter Tuttle, computer systems specialist; and
Carol Vonder Linden, assistant dean of research. Tuttle won the Amy
J. Blue Award in 1992, Vonder Linden in 1991, the first year it was
One hundred and thirty staff names
were submitted to the committee by 310 nominators, of whom 65 were faculty,
230 staff and 15 students.