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Dolphin Awards

2021-2022 CSI Dolphin Awards

The Dolphin Award, instituted in 1980, is given by the President to select faculty, staff, and students in recognition of their contribution and achievements.  Up to 2019, the awards were bestowed annually and formally presented on the day of the College’s Commencement. After the last two tumultuous years, the 2022 Commencement will once again take place in-person, and with it the Dolphin Award is returning.

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

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2021 – 2022 CSI Dolphin Award Recipients

Category 1: Outstanding Scholarly Achievement by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty

Simone Wegge - Professor, Economics 
 

Category 2: Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty

Anat Niv-Solomon – Associate Professor, Political Science
 

Category 3: Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty

Gerry Milligan – Professor, World Languages & Literatures
 

Category 4: Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Adjunct Faculty

Louis Rotondo – Adjunct Lecturer, Psychology
 

Category 5: Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Teaching Instructional Staff in a HEO Title

Veronica DiMeglio – Higher Education Associate (CSI Curriculum Coordinator), Academic Affairs/Provost Office
 

Category 6: Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Teaching Instructional Staff in CLT or OIT Specialist Title

Andrew Colbeck – College Lab Tech, Accounting & Finance
 

Category 7: Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Full-Time Non-Instructional Staff in a Clerical Functions Title

Donna Gildea – CUNY Office Assistant, Student Life
 

Category 8: Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Instructional Staff in a Maintenance, Operations, or Security Title

Frank Salzillo – Senior Stationary Engineer, Buildings & Grounds/Facilities
 

Category 9: Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Part-Time Non-Teaching Staff

Andrey Parkhomenko – Admissions Advisor/Recruiter, Recruitment/Admissions
 

Category 10: Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Currently Enrolled Student

Maxwell Velikodny - Student
 

Category 11: Agent of Change toward Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Social Justice by a Member of the College Community

Katie Cumiskey - Professor, Psychology

 

Honorary 2022 President’s Dolphin Award:

Jennifer Straniere – Higher Education Officer, Performing & Creative Arts             

 

2021 - 2022 CSI Dolphin Awards Committee

Ralf Peetz – Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies & Student Success

Jessica Collura – Interim Chief of Staff/Deputy to the President

Robert Wallace – Interim Vice President for Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations

Susan Holak – Dean, Lucille & Jay Chazanoff School of Business

Sarolta Takacs – Dean, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Peter Kabachnik – Associate Professor, Political Science

Richard Flanagan – Associate Professor, Political Science

Deondre Williams – Student

George Vachadze –  Professor, Economics

Gail Rosenberg – Adjunct Lecturer, Curriculum & Instruction

Nancy Casey – Higher Education Officer, Accounting & Finance

Benji Kuriakose – IT Senior Associate, Office of Information & Technology Services

Donna Elwell – CUNY Administrative Assistant – Lucille & Jay Chazanoff School of Business

Lori Uccio – College Assistant, Bertha Harris Women’s Center

 

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