EVMS honors faculty and staff at annual Service and Recognition Ceremony

Story Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:07:00 EST
Faculty achievement award recipients 2013
ABOVE: Recipients of the Faculty Awards included, from left, Edward Oldfield, MD; Michael Bono, MD; Stephanie Troy, MD; Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD; Ian Chen, MD; and Kurt McCammon, MD. Not pictured are Richard Britten, PhD; Craig Goodmurphy, PhD; and Geoff Miller.
Staff award winners 2013
ABOVE: Recipients of the Staff Awards included, from left, Meenal Walia, MPH, PA-C; Connie McKenzie; Capt. John Applewhite; Natalie Semmler, MBA; Carol Eugley, MBA; Therese Raunswinter; and Malissa Nesbit. Not pictured is Susan Conner.

EVMS handed out its top awards to staff and faculty during a ceremony at the Norfolk Marriott Nov. 12.

The top honors went to Connie McKenzie, Director of Development, who received the Staff Award for Outstanding Achievement, and Sergio Oeninger, MD, PhD, Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in Obstetrics and Gynecology, who took home the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement.

They joined 15 other award recipients who also were nominated by their peers for their exemplary efforts. The awards presentation followed recognition of faculty and staff who achieved service milestones measured in five-year increments. Two employees – Tany Hassell and Kerrie Shaw – joined the exclusive group of employees with 40 or more years of service to the school. EVMS opened forty years ago this fall.

Richard V. Homan, MD, President and Provost of EVMS and Dean of the School of Medicine, welcomed the audience that included employees and family members.

We appreciate your dedication to EVMS, and we admire your dedication to this community,” Dr. Homan told the crowd. “Whether you serve in an administrative, academic, research or clinical capacity, your daily efforts are vital to protecting and improving the health of the people of Hampton Roads.”

This year’s award honorees were:

John Applewhite, Police Captain and Director of Emergency Management, received the Staff Rising Star Award.

Michael Bono, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, received the Faculty Award for Achievement in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences.

Richard Britten, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Biophysics, received the Faculty Award for Achievement in Research.

Ian Chen, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, received the Faculty Award for Achievement in Mentoring.

Susan Conner, Administrative Assistant in Physiological Sciences, received the Staff Philanthropy Champion Award.

Carol Eugley, MBA, Administrative Secretary in Family and Community medicine, received the Staff Award for Community Service.

Craig Goodmurphy, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Anatomy, received the Faculty Philanthropy Champion Award.

Kurt McCammon, MD, Associate Professor and Chair of Urology, received the Award for Achievement by Community Faculty.

Connie McKenzie, Director of Development, received the Staff Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Geoff Miller, Director of Simulation, Research and Technology in the Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning at EVMS, received the Faculty Rising Star Award.

Malissa Nesbit, Coordinator of Community Preceptors in Education, received the Staff Award for Collegiality.

Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Edward Oldfield, III, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, received the Faculty Award for Achievement in Clinical Service.

Therese Raunswinter, Financial Systems Manager in Financial Services, who received the Staff Award for Excellence.

Natalie Semmler, MBA, Web Technologies Manager in Marketing and Communications, received the Staff Rising Star Award.

Stephanie Troy, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, received the Faculty Rising Star Award.

Meenal Walia, MPH, PA-C, a physician assistant in the Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, received the Award for Integrity.