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SGA Presents 2019 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Awards

June 12, 2019

Associate Professor of Physics Anne Goodsell 

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Student Government Asscociation (SGA) honored three faculty members and two staff members for their service to students at an awards reception in May in the Crossroads Café.

Nia Robinson ’19, the president of the SGA, spoke about each of the recipients and made the presentations on behalf of the student body.

The SGA, in partnership with the dean of the faculty, selected Associate Professor of Physics Anne Goodsell as the recipient of the 2019 Marjorie Lamberti Faculty Appreciation Award, which honors a faculty member who demonstrates excellence and dedication to teaching. Said one student nominator about Goodsell: “She radiates kindness and warmth . . . She lets her students feel comfortable being frustrated as well as curious, making time to meet with anyone who’s having trouble in her classes, or who just wants to chat about cool physics.”

Two runners-up for the 2019 Lamberti Award were also recognized: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Daniel Suarez and Assistant Professor Kyoko Davis of the Japanese Department.

The award is presented by the SGA in honor of Marjorie Lamberti, the Charles A. Dana Professor Emerita of History, who taught from 1964 to 2002 and was the second woman at Middlebury to be appointed full professor.

Assistant director of admissions Santana Audet '13

The SGA also selected Santana Audet ’13, assistant director of admissions, as the recipient of the 2019 Beverly and Rodney DeGray Staff Appreciation Award. Citing her “dedication” and “positive energy,” one of Audet’s nominators said, “Her work encourages us all to think about Middlebury’s incredible potential if we continue to develop and support underrepresented students.”

Public Safety Officer Rodney Grant was named runner-up for the staff appreciation award.

The staff appreciation award honors former staff members Beverly and Rodney DeGray, who worked tirelessly for Middlebury College for decades. The award is given to a staff member who goes above and beyond their role for the betterment of Middlebury students.

The Lamberti Award honors faculty who give time and energy to encourage students in their search for intellectual development. Marjorie Lamberti taught in the History Department from 1964 to 2002. A legendary teacher, she specialized in modern European history. She is the author of a number of books and articles, including Jewish Activism in Imperial Germany: The Struggle for Civil Equality (1978) and The Politics of Education: Teachers and School Reform in Weimar Germany (2002). The Charles A. Dana Professor Emerita, she is still an active member of our community.