2007 Infinite Mile Award Recipients

Our congratulations and thanks to the recipients of our seventh Infinite Mile Awards.

Sharon Pinksten for Public, Client, and Customer Relations
Joe Coen and Lee Corbett for Collaboration and Teamwork


Sharon Pinksten

Sharon Pinksten was presented the certificate by Executive Vice President and Treasurer Terry Stone (right) at the June 13 Infinite Mile Awards Ceremony.
Sharon Pinksten and Ann McNamara enjoying the reception after the awards ceremony.

Sharon Pinksten, Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Treasurer, for Public, Client, and Customer Relations

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Your knowledge, thoughtfulness, steadiness, and dependability amidst change impress everyone who works with you. During a time of transitions, you have provided indispensable continuity in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer. You have helped new arrivals adjust to the demands of a critical leadership role in a large, complex organization. At the same time, you have helped the directors and staff of the many offices that report to the Executive Vice President and Treasurer to do their jobs effectively, anticipating their communication, logistical, and scheduling needs. Your professionalism and poise in all situations make you "the ideal interface" and "a joy to work with."


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Joe Coen and Lee Corbett

Award recipients Lee Corbett and Joe Coen with Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation Kirk Kolenbrander and President Hockfield.
Joe Coen and Lee Corbett enjoying the presentation reception in the Emma Rogers Room.

Joe Coen, Manager, Events and Information Center, and Lee Corbett, Administrative Assistant II, Information Center, for Collaboration and Teamwork

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Together, you play an indispensable role in myriad special events, conferences, and visitor initiatives on campus. Colleagues are in awe of the resourcefulness, thoroughness, and endurance you demonstrate from the initial planning stages to the conclusion of an event-and your attention to communication and signage has become legendary! Guests to campus find in you gracious and helpful guides to MIT, calm under pressure, always willing to step in to solve a problem, and dedicated to showcasing MIT effectively. You are always willing to share your expertise with others, whether leading an IAP workshop on running successful events or assisting the many Institute groups that look to you for pointers, advice, or a quick fix.


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