Nominations for the 2018-2019 CSI Dolphin Awards

All members of the College community including Affiliates are invited and encouraged to submit nominations for the 2018-2019 Dolphin Awards.

The deadline for submission is Monday, April 8, 2019

The Dolphin Award, instituted in 1980, is given by the President to select faculty, staff, and students in recognition of their contribution and achievements.  The awards are bestowed annually and are formally presented on the day of the College’s Commencement.

For all Dolphin Awards, the committee will consider length of service, a sustained contribution over many years, or an exceptional recent contribution. 

A detailed statement of the achievements of the candidate should support the nominations.  Nominators must provide a written statement (attached form) outlining the primary contributions and provide supporting documentation that is relevant to the nomination category. The focus areas outlined in the CSI Strategic Plan 2017-2022 provide exciting opportunities and dimensions to emphasize individual contributions by the nominee(s) to our institutional priorities.

In all cases, any records related to personnel information (i.e.; salary information or an official review by the candidates supervisor) should not be included in the nomination package.

Where to Send Nominations
Please email your nomination materials to the attention of Barbara Verteramo (Provost@csi.cuny.edu) by Monday, April 8, 2019.  For questions related to Dolphin Awards, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs (718-982-2440).


I. Award Categories and Suggested Documents

  1. Outstanding Scholarly Achievement by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty (includes, teaching, library, and student services faculty).  Documents to be included with nomination:  Current curriculum vitae and letters of support from colleagues and/or peers.
  2. Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty (includes only teaching faculty).  Documents to be included with nomination: Current curriculum vitae, letters of support from colleagues, peers, students, and/or alumni and peer/student evaluations.  (Peer or student evaluations can be sent only by permission of the candidate.)
  3. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty.  Documents to be included with nomination:  Current curriculum vitae and letters of support from colleagues and/or peers.
  4. Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Adjunct Faculty (includes only teaching faculty).  Documents to be included with nomination:  Current curriculum vitae, letters of support from colleagues, peers, students, and/or alumni and peer/student evaluations.  (Peer or student evaluations can be sent only by permission of the candidate.)  Please note that the individual who has been nominated must have taught as an adjunct in the 2017-2018 academic years.
  5. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Instructional Staff in the HEO Title.  Documents to be included with nomination:  Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues.
  6.  Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Instructional Staff Titles. ( CLT, OIT, Finance, etc.). Documents to be included with nomination: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues.
  7. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of a Full-Time Non-Instructional Staff in Clerical Functions.  Documents to be included with nomination: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues.
  8. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Instructional Staff in Maintenance, Operations, Security.  Documents to be included with nomination: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues.
  9. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Part-Time Non-Teaching Staff.  Documents to be included with nomination: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues.
  10. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Currently Enrolled Student. The student must be in good standing.  Documents to be included with nomination:  Letters from faculty, staff members, and/or students.


II. Eligibility for Nomination

All active members of the College faculty and staff, including those on tax levy and non-tax levy payrolls working at the College, and current students are eligible for nomination. Self-nominations are discouraged.

Past award recipients are eligible for nomination in categories other than the one(s) in which the award was previously conferred.  Members of the selection committee are not eligible for nomination.


III. 2019 Dolphin Awards Committee

Previous Years Recipients

Category 1:  Peter Kabachnik

Category 2:  Deborah Sturm

Category 3:  Catherine Lavender

Category 4:  Joel Berger

Category 5:  Kerri Gerson

Category 6:  Matthew Ganz

Category 7:  Diane Squires (retired); vacant

Category 8:  Hallam Carter

Category 9:  Joan Campione

Category 10: Emanoil Shafik (graduated 2018); New Student Member: Justin Balatucan

Committee Members

  • Immediate Past recipients (listed above)
  • Robert Wallace, Executive Legal Counsel to the President
  • Patricia Kahn, Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services
  • Carlos Serrano, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Budget
  • Susan Holak, Dean for the School of Business
  • Marcus Tye, Dean for the School of Health Sciences
  • Sarolta Takács, Dean Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Ralf Peetz, Associate Provost Undergraduate Studies and Student Success
  • Jessica Collura, Director of Employee Relations and Labor Designee

Following the deliberations, the committee will submit its recommendations to the President for his decision.

J. Michael Parrish
Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs