HEMI Senior Budget Analyst Andrew Proulx Receives 2020 WSE Staff Excellence Award

Aug 4, 2020 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano

Congratulations to Andrew Proulx, Senior Grants and Contract Analyst for HEMI, on receiving a Whiting School of Engineering Staff Excellence Award!

Each year, the Whiting School of Engineering gathers together to honor staff members who have demonstrate outstanding achievement or innovation and contribute to their departmental/center/institute, WSE, or JHU, beyond the scope of their position. Nomination criteria include:

  • Contribute to exceptional productivity or major process improvements.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to members of the university community.
  • Motivate and inspire the people around them.
  • Show outstanding leadership, professionalism, and/or initiative.

Andrew was one of three recipients in the Excellence category. His guidance and professionalism was key in managing the submission (and subsequent award) of a ~$50M research consortium that includes 18 institutions and 40 PIs. Prof. Tim Weihs, the lead PI for this proposal, states, “Andrew communicated with all 17 external institutions and the 40 PIs in the consortium, collecting budgetary information from each of them. He drafted clear and thoughtful emails, and he handled these interactions in a stellar, professional manner. Throughout these efforts, he was incredibly efficient and strategic, making critical suggestions that enhanced our proposal and made it successful. His efforts far exceeded our standard of performance within WSE.”

In addition to this project, Andrew continued being the trusted resource within the HEMI office that many people look to for help or guidance. Finally, he seamlessly managed 39 subawards which includes establishing accounts, monthly invoicing, and subrecipient monitoring, showcasing his talent not only to members within the Whiting School, but to other organizations as well. As HEMI Executive Program Director Dr. Victor Nakano says, “When a HEMI faculty member wants to submit a proposal, their first choice is Andrew. He is well respected for his calm demeanor and dependability.”

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