The Outstanding Supervisor Award, sponsored by the Mason Staff Senate, strives to acknowledge those supervisors who shine above all others. This year, School of Management's Jean-Pierre (J.P.) Auffret, director of executive programs was one of only 2 recipients of the award, selected from a pool of 18 nominees. Melanie Pflugshaupt, operations manager and executive assistant to the dean, was also nominated.
Nominees for this award must work to create a pleasant and productive work environment, listen to suggestions and ideas, make employees feel valued, reward superior performance, be fair and flexible, encourage professional growth, advocate for their staff, and provide a sense of vision for the department.
Clodagh Bassett, assistant director of Technology Management at the School of Management said about Auffret, "He has the ability to motivate, give direction/guidance when it is sought and is always available to mentor. He encourages his staff to think for themselves and to reach beyond what they thought themselves capable of." Each nominator also commented on Auffret's commitment to the university and his sense of humor.
In addition, Rebecca Diemer, associate director of MBA Programs was selected to receive the Martha J. Reiner Quality Customer Service Award which is presented to individuals who have contributed to the enhancement of quality customer service at George Mason University from the University's human resources and payroll department as part of the University's rewards and recognitions programs.
Recipients of this award must have shown exceptional initiative in "going the extra mile" to provide service to internal and external customers with timely and appropriate follow-up, responsiveness to the needs of students, patrons, or customers to enhance the department or University's mission and demonstrate improvement of customer service and satisfaction.
Sarah Nutter, acting dean, also won the David W. Rossell Quill Award. This award is granted to administrative and professional faculty at Mason for working on projects or initiatives outside the realm of normal work duties that advance the university's mission.
Auffret, Diemer and Nutter will be honored at the Outstanding Achievements Awards Ceremony, scheduled for October 16 at 10 AM in Dewberry Hall at the Johnson Center. Friends and co-workers are invited to attend.