2019 Service to the AU Community Award Staff Performance Awards

AnchorMary Ippolito

Washington College of Law

In the fast-paced environment at the Washington College of Law, people can sometimes forget to take the time to get to know the people that they work with each day.

In addition to Mary’s many job responsibilities, she made communitybuilding a priority and took the lead to make WCL a happier and more cohesive environment. Her work to organize, promote, and deliver a series of fun monthly events has created a tradition that everyone looks forward to.

Mary’s commitment to delivering excellent service, promoting others’ professional development, supporting the work of the deans, modeling the highest standards of professionalism, and building community through planned and thoughtful activities, have truly made WCL a better place. In recognition of her exceptional work and accomplishments,

American University is pleased to present Mary Ippolito with the 2019 Staff Performance Award for Service to the AU Community.

2019 Service to the AU Community Award Staff Performance Awards

AnchorTransformer Remediation Team

David Osborne, Energy Management
Gordon Schaeffer, Energy Management
Anthony Williams, Facilities Management

On September 29, 2018, a transformer unexpectedly faulted and caught fire, shutting down power to two-thirds of our campus. Although the original estimates from the contractor were that the campus would be without power for weeks and a permanent fix would be not be completed for almost 120 days, roughly six hours after David, Gordon, and Anthony arrived on-site, the fire was extinguished, and power was restored to all but the five North Campus buildings.

Within the next six weeks the team was able to remove the temporary measures and restore the campus to normal operations. The commitment shown by David, Gordon, and Anthony is commendable, and the potential financial and representational impacts that they helped us to avoid are immeasurable.

In recognition of their exceptional work and accomplishments, American University is pleased to present David Osborne, Gordon Schaeffer, and Anthony Williams with the 2019 Staff Performance Award for Service to the AU Community.