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Students, faculty, staff, alumni honored at Gwennies Awards

Gwen Greene '65, fifth from right, joins winners of the 3rd annual Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections awards, recognizing partners and individuals who exemplify the career center’s values. (University of Rochester photo / Christina Pero)

Twelve awards were handed out Friday at the third annual Gwennies Awards luncheon, presented by the Gwen M. Greene Center for Career Education and Connections. The event honors partners who exemplify the center’s values—respect, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, betterment, and purpose.

The awards were presented at Feldman Ballroom in Douglass Commons. University president Richard Feldman told those in attendance that the Gwennies represent the “great success” of the Greene Center in recent years.

“The Career Center serves as the focal point of the University, connecting students to alumni, faculty, businesses, and prospective employers, and preparing our students for whatever happens next,” Feldman said. “The Gwennies represent the great connections that have been built.”

Here are the winners:

Faculty Member
Ajay Anand, deputy director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science

Department Coordinator/Leader
Brynn Wilkins, undergraduate program manager, Department of Computer Science

Alumni Relations & Advancement
The Meliora Collective Steering Committee (Office of the Senior Vice President of Advancement): Michelle Cavalcanti, associate director, Career and Professional Affinity Programs; Emily Gillette, director of alumni relations marketing and communications; Anthony Giordano, senior director, internet projects; and Elizabeth Huberlie, assistant director of digital strategy and engagement

Campus Partner
The David T. Kearns Center

Student Life Partner (Individual)
Lauren Ward, program manager, Office of College Enrollment

Student Life Partner (Department)
International Student Engagement

Alumnus/a Partner
Raymond Hanson ’94, managing director of Credit Suisse
Martin Pavelka, ’91(MS), ’94(PhD), associate professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Student Organization
2021 Class Council
First-Year Fellows

Student Leader
Julia Norwood ’20
Claudia Sofia Carrillo Vazquez ’19



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