Sloan Technology Services, Mary Marshall and Professor John (Jack) Rockart have received the Sloan School of Management's first annual Community Appreciation Awards.
The new awards honor individuals and groups in the Sloan community who, in addition to their overall contribution to the School, have distinguished themselves through outstanding acts of service, leadership and/or innovation. Recipients were selected by a committee based on nominations received from the Sloan community.
The 11 people in Sloan Technology Services, the technological backbone of the School, received the award in recognition of their consistent support and expertise in implementing a range of initiatives for students, faculty and staff, and for their cheerful approach to helping members of the Sloan community cope with computer difficulties.
Ms. Marshall is a Sloan administrator who has demonstrated the rare ability to balance teaching programs and research initiatives, administrative efficiency and financial accountability. She was recognized for her contribution to the quality of life in Sloan's Economics, Finance and Accounting area. She was also recognized for her outstanding contribution as space and move coordinator duringcompletion of the Tang Center and renovations of offices in the Sloan administrative building (E52).
Professor Rockart, a member of the Sloan community for 34 years, was honored for his unflagging commitment to and innovation of sponsor-based research. His leadership led to the Center for Information Systems Research, which has served as a model for IT research centers worldwide. He also spends large amounts of his time supporting doctoral and master's theses and helping students and colleagues develop their research ideas.
"The recipients' dedication to Sloan, the community and their work has been exceptional," Dean Richard Schmalensee said. "They have helped create an atmosphere that allows us to be the best we can by providing us with their time, expertise, unremitting good humor and perseverance. I thank all who participated in the nominating process and look forward to the School receiving more nominations for next year's awards."
A version of this article appeared in the March 3, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 21).