Megan Doherty and Ira Winston Receive 2013 Models of Excellence Awards

Megan Doherty, Associate Director for International and Service Learning Programs in the Office of Academic Programs, and Ira Winston, Executive Director of IT and Facilities Planning, are 2013 recipients of the Penn Models of Excellence Award.

Doherty is being honored for her role in the Provost's Summer Mentorship Program Team. She was integral to the success of this program that gives first-generation and under-represented minority students attending the public and charter schools of Philadelphia an opportunity to participate in academic life and be better prepared for their college experience.

Winston is being recognized for his work with the Facilities and Real Estate SErvices (FRES) Lean Process Improvement Team. This team implemented a new work flow process that improved service timeliness, consistency, productivity, efficiency, reliability and quality to the campus.

The University's Models of Excellence Program honors exceptional staff members who have gone well beyond their expected duties to effect positive change at the University. Nominations are submitted by members of Penn's community and are reviewed by a selection committee comprised of University leaders, past winners, key administrators, and other faculty and staff. Each winner receives $500 and those earning an Honorable Mention receive $250. On stage at the annual Award Ceremony, President Amy Gutmann presents all with a symbolic award specially designed for the program, featuring an etching of College Hall.

The 14th annual Models of Excellence Award Ceremony and Reception will be held on April 9 at 4:00 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium.

To learn more about the University Models of Excellence Awards, click here.