Recognition Programs

ITLC Technologist Recognition Program

The IU IT Leadership Community (ITLC) seeks to recognize the work of IT professionals at IU through the ITLC Technologist Recognition Program. The goal of this program is to build a sense of community and pride among IT staff, while recognizing outstanding leaders at all levels and increasing awareness of IT projects and accomplishments at IU. The ITLC Technologist Recognition program is open to all IT professionals at IU regardless of campus, school, or department.

Award winners are honored during the Statewide IT Conference each year. There are five categories of awards:

*Note: Unless otherwise noted, ITLC members are not eligible for awards.

Call for nominations

Nominations for all ITLC Technologist Recognition Awards are now closed for 2024.

Anyone may have submited a nomination for another person or their team. Nominators, provided:

  • Your contact information
  • Nominee contact information
  • A brief narrative on how you know the nominee
  • A narrative detailing how the nominee exemplifies the award criteria

Nominators may be contacted to provide additional narrative and documentation to support their nomination. Your nomination materials will be shared with the nominee.

Review process

The selection committee has reviewed all submissions and will make their decision on the award winners by March 2024. Notifications to the award winners will be made shortly thereafter. A formal awards ceremony will take place at the IU Statewide IT Conference in April 2024.

For questions regarding the ITLC Technologist Recognition program, process, or awards, please contact Kris Nicola.

2024 Nominees

Champion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Anna Greene

"Caitlin's clear and gentle way of inviting curiosity about inclusion and accessibility rather than pressuring people to do more has had a substantial influence on our ability and willingness to actually do more. She's a role model for how to foster inclusion in the work that we do."

Gina Deom

"(Stefano Fiorini's) commitment is reflected in his leadership with the Sloan Equity and Inclusion in STEM Introductory Courses (SEISMIC) initiative, his drive for prioritizing research that studies ways that we can make a more inclusive environment for IU students, and his passion for promoting an inclusive environment for all - especially women and minorities in information technology"

IT Leadership Team Collaboration

Learning Spaces and Technology Services

"(Learning Spaces and Technology Services') unparalleled dedication and innovative solutions have transformed classroom technology at the Kelley School of Business, meeting the challenges of high utilization rates and rigorous technology standards. "

ESHRS Phoenix Team

"The Phoenix team has shown great resilience in the initial development of data integration needed for the new student success platform, Stellic. They have worked together as a team, with stakeholders, and with the vendor in ways that are commendable."

The LT Business Analyst and LMS Development Teams

"The willingness of this team to roll up its collective sleeves and take on complex problems is wonderful to behold. They come into projects with a wealth of knowledge of IU's internal systems and a strong desire to make things better."

Endpoint management

"This team has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication, expertise, and innovation in supporting and configuring platforms that manage computers and mobile devices across our organization."

IMU Texh

"The Indiana Memorial Union Tech team has excelled at Troubleshooting, Device Deployment and IT Management of IMU and Student life technical task the past year. They have not only done a great job with managing tickets, but also responding with urgency and helping end-users feel comfortable contacting the IMU tech ticket queue. "

Spirit of Leadership

  • Danny Clements
  • Farrell DiBart
  • Peter Ermey
  • Madeline Grdina
  • Fred Hubbard
  • Zachary Johnson
  • Aaron Neal
  • Randy Newbrough
  • Patrick Phillips
  • Erik Scull
  • Jerry Severe
  • Ben Steckler
  • Ge Yan

Promise of the Future

  • Tom Baker
  • Andrew Bell
  • George Bookwalter
  • Karri Hamlett-Bedan
  • Mark Harris
  • Gabe Koch
  • Susan McGuire
  • Mike Monaghan
  • Alexandra Penn
  • Josh Ratzburg
  • Kevin Rogers
  • Zach Steinbrook
  • Kathryn Thompson
  • Sarah Herpst
  • Jarod Watt
  • Eric Weeks

Additional Resources

IT Leadership Community

To reach an ITLC member for more information contact