2018 President's Excellence Award Winners

At the fourth annual President’s Excellence Awards, University Staff and AAP individual employees and team members were honored for demonstrating excellence and making a difference to the benefit of both the university and the surrounding community.

The award distinguishes individuals and teams those who have made strides to advance the university in strategic and unique ways, and who serve as exemplary role models to their peers.

The award recognized winners on the merits of:

  • Performance that has clearly demonstrated a commitment to excellence — above and beyond the normal requirements of the position -- that has inspired excellence in others and is worthy of special recognition;

  • Service Excellence that has enhanced the quality of life or work for students, faculty and/or staff;

  • Operational Efficiencies that have resulted in increased productivity or measurable savings;

  • Extraordinary Leadership that has influenced or accelerated positive change;

  • Innovation that has improved educational, administrative or other operational processes, and;

  • Creative Initiatives that have led to increased collaboration and respect between and among diverse members of the University community.

Below is the list of the President’s Excellence Award winners. Congratulations to all of you and thank you for your dedication and commitment to Georgetown University.

Individual Winners

Winner Position School/Department

Laura Anderson

Associate Director, Edunomics Lab

McCourt School of Public Policy

Casey Cahill

Senior Environmental & Occupational Safety Manager 

Environmental Health & Safety

 Richard Cecil

Proposal Development Manager, Basic Sciences

Office of Sponsored Research

Jessica Chilin

Assistant Director

Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor & the Working Poor

Brian Floyd

Assistant Dean

School of Nursing & Health Studies

Jane Holahan, Ed.D.


Academic Resource Center

Hope LeGro

Director, Georgetown Languages, Assistant Director of the Press

GU Press

Elena Lopez Khoury, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Student Wellness & Counseling Center

Georgetown University Qatar

Joshua Meredith, J.D.

Assistant Dean, Analytics, Technology, and Security Programs

School of Continuing Studies

Meredith PakPour

Clinical Research Associate

GUMC Clinical Research Management Office

Maegen Stoner

Assistant Director, Yates Field House & Director

Fitness & Wellness

Nita Swinsick

Senior Director, Recruitment & Admissions

McDonough School of Business Degree Programs

Lauren Tuckley

Senior Associate Director

Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Resources

Don Undeen

Manager, Maker Hub

Gelardin New Media Center

Team Winners

                                                                              Winner Positions

Family Weekend Planning Team

Maria Anderson Administrative Coordinator, McDonough School of Business
Meghan Hogge Director of Academic Events, Office of the Provost 
Candance Mosely Program Coordinator, Georgetown College
Shelby Roller Program Assistant, Walsh School of Foreign Service
Michael Volk

Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Program, Walsh School of Foreign Services

Rebecca Waldrop

Program Manager for Student Academic Affairs, School of Nursing & Health Studies


King's College Georgetown Project Team

Patrick Amorosa

Staff Architect, Planning and Facilities Management

Gina Bleck

Assistant Vice President, Planning and Facilities Management

Maike Kotterba-Wilson

Administrative Director, International Programs and Student Support, Georgetown University Law Center

Cara Morris

Executive Director, International Programs and Student Support, Georgetown University Law Center

Andrea Salley

Senior Advisor for Real Estate, University Facilities 
Mariah Strauch-Nelson Assistant Director, Transnational Programs, Georgetown University Law Center