Staff Spotlight

The Staff Spotlight recognizes and celebrates achievements and contributions made by staff to the successful operation of the University. This is an opportunity to acknowledge the dedication and exemplary performance of individuals that deserve special recognition. Anyone employed, both full-time and part-time, by Rush University is eligible to be recognized in the Staff Spotlight.


Current Nomination Timeline: 

Nomination Period: June 1, 2022 – July 11, 2022 
Review Period: July 11, 2022 – July 22, 2022 
Awardee/Honorable Mentions Announced: by August 19, 2022 


University IS Team

Pictured from left to rightTop row: Raul Arias-Garcia, Jabbari Winters, Chris Lewis; Bottom row: Alex Dinovo, Brian Thomas, Terron Washington; Not pictured: Sterling Willie, Rochelle Dean

During the pandemic, the University IS Team quickly moved faculty, staff and students to a remote working and learning environment. While maintaining social distancing, they set up testing labs and provided remote support. They have handled an influx of laptop setups and spent hours on the phone talking users through processes for remote learning, remote work and virtual meetings that were crucial to keep Rush University functioning without disruption. The team also came in on their days off to ensure classrooms were ready on the first day of the semester and often stayed late to assist faculty, staff and students. They also helped on the clinical side of Rush when asked, all the while still supporting the University users.




GER/University Facilities/Quick Copy Team

Pictured from left to right: Kevin Minor, Lisa Salonikidou, Antonio Mendoza, James Wiatr; Not pictured: Chris Kanakis

The General Education Resources (GER) and University Facilities departments have been on campus throughout the pandemic. They ordered and distributed PPE for students, faculty, and staff for the entire University, offsite, and around the country. They set up the rooms to ensure adherence to social distancing guidelines for programs. As researchers continued to work, they aided in temperature checks and handed out masks. In preparation for collective re-entry, the Quick copy team printed color posters, adhesive cling posters, Covid fact sheets and CDC vaccination record cards. The teams then put up the safety and social distancing materials throughout the university. They have been on campus daily to ensure the university is provided with printed communication in a timely manner.  

To nominate a staff member, review the guidelines and instructions and submit a nomination form.

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