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Awards for Community Members

GORDON Y BILLARD AWARD

The Gordon Y Billard Award is made annually to “a member of the faculty, non-faculty employee or one not necessarily affiliated with the Institute, for special service of outstanding merit performed for the Institute.” The Fund from which the awards are made was established by Mr. Gordon Y Billard, ’24. NOTE: All nominations for the Billard Award should arrive at the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Room E19-239, no later than Friday, March 19, 2010.

[2010 Recipients] Steven R. Lerman, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Graduate Education; Blanche E. Staton, Office of the Dean for Graduate Education

[2009 Recipients] Professor Lotte Bailyn, Sloan School of Management; Professor John M. Deutch, Office of Institute Professors; Professor Gerald L. Wilson, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

JOHN S. W. KELLETT ’47 AWARD

The John S. W. Kellett ’47 Award recognizes any MIT individual or group for an exceptional and/or sustained commitment to creating a more welcoming environment at MIT, including but not limited to, improving the experience of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgendered (LBGT), and questioning individuals. The award honors Mr. Kellett, whose spirited support has enabled significant improvements in the lives of members of MIT’s LBGT community.

[2010 Recipient] Queers in Urban Studies and Planning

[2009 Recipients] Ashley N. Davis ’09, Adlai Grayson ’09

IRWIN SIZER AWARD FOR THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT TO MIT EDUCATION

The Irwin Sizer Award is presented to any member or group in the Institute community to honor significant innovations and improvements to MIT education. The award is named in honor of Irwin W. Sizer, Dean of the Graduate School from 1967-1975. Nomination forms at http://gsc.mit.edu/awards

[Not awarded in 2010]

[Not awarded in 2009]

LAYA WIESNER COMMUNITY AWARD

Established in 1999, this award honors Mrs. Wiesner’s legacy at MIT. The award is presented to a member or friend of the MIT community for conspicuously effective service that reflects Mrs. Wiesner’s concerns for enhancing life at the Institute and in the world at large.

[2010 Recipient] Kimie Shirasaki, MIT Affiliate

[2009 Recipient] Barbara D. Smith, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

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