In my professional career I've received several awards:
Year(s) Company or Organization Award Description 1993 CONVEX SIS Special Award While working for CONVEX, I was sole author (though I had an illustrator and editors) of a book on using the CONVEX Comprehensive Online Bug Report & Administration (COBRA) system for the Technical Assistance Center and Engineering organizations. The system included all customer-related information, such as incoming calls and e-mailed problem reports, bugs, and enhancement requests; field engineers' contact and pager information; hardware serial numbers for inventory control; and so on. For my efforts I was given a special award at an all-hands company meeting in 1993. 1996–1998 Sprint Paranet Silver Eagle While working for Sprint Paranet, I received a total of six (6) Silver Eagle awards for exceptional performance as determined by my clients. 1997 Sprint Paranet Para100 Award In 1997 I billed 100% of my possible hours (assuming a 42.5-hour week to cover holidays and vacations). Sprint Paranet rewarded me with their Para100 award. 1998 Sprint Paranet Gold Eagle While working for Sprint Paranet, I received a Gold Eagle award for exceptional performance as determined by my teammates and colleagues. 2003 SAGE Certificate of Appreciation The System Administrators Guild (SAGE) awarded me a certificate of appreciation for the work done as a member of the Executive Committee and as the lead of the web services team. 2011 U-M LSA Staff Spotlight In 2011 my web services team won the Staff Spotlight award, as nominated by our customers. We'd improved back-end processes and code management, provided better training for our customers, provided a more-common look-and-feel and experience for both editors and readers, and greatly increased customer satisfaction. 2012 CASE Gold Award The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded the U-M LSA marketing team (of which my web services team was part) their gold award for best electronic newsletter for the LSA home page. 2014 U-M LSA Outstanding Team Award (Finalist) For our work on developing a new WordPress-based web service, from design through implementation and operations, the Faculty, Lab, and Research Website team was a finalist (read: runner-up) in the college's 2014 staff recognition awards. 2016 ACM SIGUCCS Best of Category, Computing Newsletter The Michigan IT Newsletter (for which I'm a contributing editor) won the ACM Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) Best of Category for Computing Newsletter in 2016. 2020 LSA TS Staff Recognition Awards Individual Achievement In March 2020 I was awarded the LSA TS Staff Recognition individual award as "an outstanding staff member who best embodies the spirit of LSA Technology Services Values in support of our Vision and Mission." Our value was "We do what we say we are going to do." 2020 LSA TS Staff Recognition Awards Group Achievement In March 2020 I was awarded the LSA TS Staff Recognition group award as one of the "outstanding members of a project that best embodies the spirit of LSA Technology Services Values in support of our Vision and Mission." 2020 U-M LSA Staff Recognition In July 2020 I was awarded the college-wide LSA Staff Recognition group award to LSA Technology Services and the Language Resource Center for our work in moving the college's classes online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 LSA Staff Recognition Awards Group Achievement In August 2020 I was awarded the LSA TS Staff Recognition group award for the "Be a lifelong explorer" value for the Client Success Initiative as one of the "outstanding members of a project that best embodies the spirit of LSA Technology Services Values in support of our Vision and Mission." 2021 LSA Staff Recognition Awards Individual Achievement In October 2021 I was awarded the LSA TS Staff Recognition award for the "Stronger Together" value for his general expertise and patience with onboarding new team members, helping them navigate the complex maze of the university."