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Joseph Luciani Named McCormick STAR

Luciani was recognized with quarterly staff award

Joseph Luciani and Senior Associate Dean for Research Richard Lueptow

Joseph Luciani, senior design and prototyping specialist at the Segal Design Institute, was recognized with the summer STAR award at a staff recognition picnic on July 31.

The STAR Award—which stands for Staff Team Appreciation and Recognition—is given quarterly to a McCormick employee who demonstrates leadership and goes above and beyond his or her regular duties.

Luciani was nominated for his willingness to mentor the 3-D printing lab during a colleague’s leave of absence.

“Joe is a dedicated employee who exemplifies professionalism and rises to meet any challenge,” the award states. “He is recognized for his above and beyond contributions to the Rapid Prototyping Lab, the Center for Talent Development, and the Engineering Design and Innovation Bootcamp. Joe is valued for his diligence and willingness to step up when needed.  His leadership style serves him well, and he is an instrumental contributor on the Segal team.”

Winners of the STAR Award are nominated by fellow staff and faculty members, and a selection committee recommends a finalist to the dean for selection.