November 2014

Outstanding Supervisor Award Recipients 2014

The Staff Senate is pleased to announce this year’s Outstanding Supervisors. Chosen from a competitive pool of over a dozen nominees, the two winners, Brian Gantt, Director, ITU Finance & Procurement, and Betty Zimmerman, Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, exemplify the Mason spirit with their outstanding leadership.  Read more about these outstanding supervisors in this Mason News article.

2014 Outstanding Supervisor Award Recipients
Outstanding Supervisor Award
Brian Gantt (far left) receives the Outstanding Supervisor Award at Fairfax Campus. |Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University
Photo by Lisa Bair
Betty Zimmerman (second from left) receives Outstanding Supervisor of the Year award.











Honorable Mention

A third candidate receives honorable mention, David Gibbs, former Head of Collection Development and Preservation, University Libraries, for his past dedication to the Mason community.

Honorable Mention, David Gibbs (third from left), former Head of Collection Development and Preservation, University Libraries | Photo by Michelle Polchow

A round of applause goes to all the nominees. Each a winner in the eyes of those they supervise.

Nominated for this year’s awards were:

  • Susan Brionez, Office Manager, Assistant to Associate Dean, Volgenau School of Engineering
  • Marquita Chamblee, Director, Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Education
  • Eileen Gallagher, Associate Director, Contracts, Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Whitney Gaston, Director, Admissions and Advising, College of Health & Human Services
  • Tim Harps, Event Services Manager, Prince William, Student Centers
  • Brian Platt, Chair/Associate Professor, History & Art History
  • Jerrelyn Madden, Clinical Coordinator, Student Health Services
  • Samantha McCullogh, Administrative Assistant, Institutional Research & Reporting
  • Joy Taylor, Director, Learning Support Services, DoIT – Learning Support Services
  • Andrias White, Events Manager, Admissions
November 2014

Lisa Bair Named October Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month ceremony
President Ángel Cabrera presents the Employee of the Month award to Lisa Bair at a ceremony at Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

A heartfelt congratulations to Lisa Bair, former office manager for the Academic Advising and Transfer Center, newly named human resources and administrative specialist in the Environmental Science and Policy Department, and Mason Staff Senator for being awarded the October 2014 Employee of the Month award.

Read more about Lisa in this Mason News article.

Do you know a superstar? Make sure her or she gets the deserved recognition and submit a nomination for Mason’s Employee of the Month.  Additional information can be found on the HR awards page.

Contact Reward & Recognition at with questions.