DPES Staff Award

DPES Staff Award

The DPES award aims to recognize a staff member who displays superlative professionalism, impeccable efficiency, and love for the department. We want to identify individuals who (without self-promotion) contribute to the daily operation of the department. The award is valued at $300 and the recipient will be honored at the annual DPES end-of-term function. Any member of our administrative and technical personnel is eligible for this award. (The same individual could be recipient of the DPES Staff Award for multiple times).


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DPES Staff Award


Koneswary Patkunaranjan

Chemistry Laboratory Technician

Konnie truly represents the spirit  of this award because of her professionalism, team-first attitude, and outstanding customer service. Konnie takes great pride ensuring that students always have a positive and successful lab experience. The Department has undergone many changes over the past couple of years, placing great demands on all the support staff. Through it all Konnie has remained the consummate professional treating all staff, students and faculty with kindness and respect all the while quietly going about her tasks.  Without any fanfare Konnie has become one of the rocks that our department.



Tony Adamo - TRACES Manager                                                       

Tony has displayed impeccable level of leadership, admirable efficiency, and outstanding achievements that go above and beyond of what we hoped for when he was originally hired. Tony lit a fire to the research and teaching ambitions of our faculty by organizing the TRACES facility– a facility with cutting-edge instrumentation that serves the teaching and research needs of our faculty for years to come. He literally turned our vision into reality, as the presence of this facility on our campus is largely his achievement.





Jennifer Caradonna- Financial and Procurement Administrator


Jennifer's wonderful personality, outstanding professionalism, impeccable efficiency, and love for the department make her an incredibly worthy recipient for this award.