This year’s recipients of MIT’s Infinite Mile Awards include Heather Konar and Monica Orta of the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education. Winners were chosen from across the Institute to recognize individuals and teams who make extraordinary contributions within their organizations to help the institute carry out its mission: to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
Heather Konar serves as Communications Officer in the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education, and has taken on both innovative and challenging projects in support of the graduate community, one of which has resulted in a professional development portal for graduate students.
Monica Orta serves as a model of the ideal engaged employee, displaying attitudes and behaviors as such, and is always willing to take up a new learning opportunity or challenge. She tirelessly contributes to the greater good and well-being of the team, enabling her colleagues to more effectively provide services to students, faculty and administrators.
Both Konar and Orta have attributes and accomplishments that reflect the idea of “going the extra mile.” Read more of these testimonials and other on the webpage for the 2012 Infinite Mile Award Winners. Pictured at left: Orta and Konar.