Outstanding Community Contributions
Nominees for the Andy Award for Outstanding Community Contributions are those individuals who tirelessly devote themselves to enhancing the living, learning and working experience of the campus community. Their service orientation benefits their colleagues and the faculty and students. On a daily basis, their roles help shape the Carnegie Mellon work and educational environment. They serve meals, work in labs and provide maintenance and other important services that sometimes go unnoticed. But these nominees are noticed. They are known for their smiles, can-do attitudes and exceptional service levels. Nominees for this award are not required to be employees of the university.
The following remarks were composed from the nomination letters and statements of support.
Eftihia Barron, ECE
Nominated by: Jessica Sun, CIT
Eftihia works tirelessly for the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) faculty, staff and students in support of their financial and administration needs. Her current client numbers are 150 undergraduate and graduate students, 250 post-docs, 90 staff members and 60 faculty members. She supports all of them from the beginning of their time at ECE to the very end of it. She provides assistance with the set-up of staff/faculty/work study accounts when they arrive, and helps with closure when they depart. Some of our students’ situations are unique, yet she handles a variety of situations with the student's comfort and security always in mind. She is sought after in ways akin to a family member for our many students. Eftihia is quietly exceptional in her performance of her responsibilities at ECE.
Jeffrey Harris, Environmental Health & Safety
Nominated by: Madelyn Miller, Environmental Health & Safety
Jeff has a great desire to help and serve the people of our campus community. He has many, many tasks in his job description: managing hazardous waste and electronic waste programs, coordinating hazardous materials shipments, emergency response, safety training, assisting with new building projects and laboratory renovations, and others. Despite these tasks, he still finds the time to provide service above his job requirements to the people he deals with. Jeff does his job with the utmost expertise, dedication and absolute graciousness. In a pressure filled environment such as one often finds at Carnegie Mellon, it is a joy to work with a person like Jeff who, despite the nature of his job, is always not only respectful but also friendly and upbeat. Jeff is never out there looking for credit- it is contrary to his nature- but he is richly deserving of our recognition and our thanks.