The annual Marilyn Berman Pollans Outstanding Service Award for an exempt or non-exempt staff member in the Clark School of Engineering . The staff member receiving the service award will be presented with a plaque and a cash award. Nominations from students, faculty and staff are hereby solicited.

The evaluation factors, as appropriate to the nominee’s position, for determining the award are as follows.

  • Service to the Department, College and Campus community.
  • Initiative and service above and beyond those of a job description.
  • Portrays a positive attitude; esprit de corps.
  • Interacts harmoniously with all levels of the Department, College, and Campus community.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership.

Attach the nomination package as a single PDF file with these components.

  1. A nomination letter explaining how the candidate meets some or all of the above criteria.
  2. A maximum of 4 letters of support from any combination of the following.

a. Nominee’s supervisor
b. Person supervised by the nominee
c. Nominee’s peer
d. Faculty, staff, or student who has had personal experience with the quality of service
provided by the nominee

Note that previous nominations will be considered again for up to two additional years, and nominators have the option to withdraw or update the package. Prior recipients are not eligible to be nominated again.

Submit a Nomination

Meet Our 2024 Recipient: Rosemary Parker

Rosemary Parker’s achievements are lasting, impactful and span across a long career of commitment to increasing diversity within the Clark School of Engineering. Over the past decade, she has served the Clark School as Director of the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering (CMSE), and for the past 40 years, she has worked within the Clark School to create a more diverse engineering community. Through the creation of various programs, service to countless boards and committees, relationships forged and through the securing of grants and funding, her contributions have led to a substantial increase in the number of Clark School undergraduate students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.  Over the years her work has created a continuous pipeline of diverse engineering students to the Clark School and to the field of Engineering through the creation and leadership of various outreach programs and initiatives. It is clear she has made a lasting impression on the students she has been steadfastly committed to supporting through her many years of providing resources, tutors, guidance, and overall uplifting support, with many of those alumni remaining connected as board members, volunteers, and donors.

Rosemary Parker, Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering

Past Recipients

  • 2023: Nelpe Wachsman, Program Manager, Keystone Program
  • 2021: Pam Lloyd, Assistant to the Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2020: Erin ChenAssociate Director, Research Administration, Mechanical Engineering
  • 2019: Rebecca Kenemuth, Assistant Director, Women in Engineering Program
  • 2018: Terry Island, Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support
  • 2017: Jenna Bucci, Director, Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support
  • 2016: Kerri Poppler, Associate Director for Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering
  • 2015: Nicole Hollywood, Assistant Director, Fire Protection Engineering
  • 2014: Bryan Quinn, Director, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2013: Tracy Chung, Director of Academic and Student Affairs, Fischell Department of Bioengineering
  • 2012: Heidi Sauber, Engineering Co-Op and Career Services
  • 2011: Kathy Lopresti, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • 2010: Sharon Hodgson, Fire Protection Engineering
  • 2009: Teresa Moore, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2008: Debra Densmore, Engineering Co-op and Career Services Office
  • 2007: George Syrmos, Office of Advanced Engineering Education
  • 2006: Eric Schurr, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute
  • 2005: Kathleen Hart, Materials Science and Engineering
  • 2004: Al Santos, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 2003: Janet Murphy, Engineering Dean's Office
  • 2002: Daniel Carafelli, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute
  • 2001: Naji Hammad, Engineering Copy Center
  • 2000: Nancy Swader, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 1999: Bryan Hill, Aerospace Engineering
  • 1998: Victoria Daul, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • 1997: Rebecca Sarni, Aerospace Engineering
  • 1996: Terry Chase, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • 1995: Patricia Baker, Mechanical Engineering
  • 1994: Terry Clark, Aerospace Engineering
  • 1993: Maureen Meyer, Aerospace Engineering