Imani Ivery, Elizabeth (Betsy) Granese, and Jason McKnight of the Office of the Dean of Graduate Education (ODGE) are among the 2014 recipients of MIT’s Infinite Mile Awards. 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.
Imani Ivery serves as Financial and Event Assistant for the MIT Graduate Student Council (GSC) and Betsy Granese serves as Administrative Assistant for the GSC. Ivery manages all financial transactions for GSC and coordinates GSC events such as the annual graduate orientation, Ski Trip, and Grad Gala. Granese works with Ivery, providing support for detailed logistics of the aforementioned events, in addition to other programs and meetings at GSC. They have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their jobs and the students both as individuals and a collaborative team.
Jason McKnight serves as Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Support and is recognized for his deep commitment to improving the academic climate and overall well-being of MIT graduate students. His experiences and contributions have allowed him to truly understand and communicate with the students. He also makes a special effort to support the LBGT community and other underrepresented or marginalized students, in addition to serving as the ODGE Title IX Deputy Coordinator.
Ivery, Granese, and McKnight have dedication and accomplishments that reflect the idea of “going the extra mile.” Pictured at left: Ivery, Granese, and McKnight.