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Taniesha Robinson Named McCormick STAR

Robinson was recognized with the third annual staff award

Dean Julio M. Ottino and Taniesha RobinsonDean Julio M. Ottino and Taniesha Robinson

Taniesha Robinson, developer in Northwestern Engineering’s Office of Information Technology, received the third annual STAR Award at a staff recognition ceremony. The April 20 event took place in Tech’s Cohen Commons.

The STAR Award, which stands for Staff Team Appreciation and Recognition, is an annual honor that recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond regular job responsibilities.

Robinson was nominated for her leadership in making Northwestern Engineering a leader in digital communications. Over the past year, she has worked on several major projects for the school, including building the Ideas at the Intersection, Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Segal Design Institute’s new websites, implementing Salesforce customer relationship management software, and training and supporting users.

“Taniesha has been an incredible force behind many of the marketing and IT collaborations, taking a leadership role in many key digital initiatives,” the nomination stated. “She finds a balance between proactively managing workload and expectations and meeting critical needs. She is undeniably competent and has picked up new skills to help drive the school forward.”

Winners of the STAR Award are nominated by fellow staff and faculty members, and a selection committee recommends a finalist to the dean. Other finalists were Andrew Mark, associate research administrator for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering; Hillary Sparks, business administrator in the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Cindy Waldeck, program assistant for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.