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Lone Pine Excellence Awards Recognize Computing Services Team

May 20, 2021   |   Dartmouth Communications

Each year, Dartmouth asks staff members from across campus to nominate peers who stand out as exemplars of dedication to the College community. The Lone Pine Excellence Awards, launched in 2018, recognize excellence in six categories: collaboration; innovation, leadership, passion and commitment; unsung hero; and, new for 2020, diversity and inclusion.

The winning team includes (l to r) Mark Franklin, director of Computing Services; Jared Benedict, associate director of Innovation & Educational Technology; Ben Servoz, senior systems engineer; Richard Crowley, systems administrator; Matt Dailey, senior systems engineer; Zack Bennis, user support manager; Daniel Safford, user support analyst; Jane Reynolds, user support analyst; and David Townsend, user support analyst.

The Innovation Award: Computing Services Team, Thayer School of Engineering

"The team has been recognized for years for always going above and beyond, but this year, the stakes were significantly higher," says Alexis Abramson, dean of Thayer. "Within the two weeks prior to spring term, this team worked non-stop to help us all figure out how best to pivot to remote learning. The Thayer Computing Services team became a valuable resource for all of Dartmouth, and they selflessly and tirelessly helped others navigate the complexities of potential technology solutions. Even more over the past three terms, they have met with each faculty member individually — most of them multiple times — to consult on options for teaching remotely and to help them arrive at the best solution in consideration of the needs of the course and the preferences of the faculty member."

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