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Jane Hixenbaugh Named 2021 William C. Gillespie Staff Recognition Award Recipient

Jane ImageThe School of Medicine Columbia is pleased to announce that Jane Hixenbaugh, information resources consultant, Office of Information Technology (OIT), is the recipient of the 2021 William C. Gillespie Staff Recognition Award.  

Named after William Gillespie, a former employee in the School of Medicine’s administration and finance office, the award recognizes an outstanding staff member at the School of Medicine whose work performance stands out as an example for all to emulate.  A committee of peer staff members selected Jane as this year’s recipient.

Jane joined the School of Medicine Columbia in 1997.  She has always focused on customer service in her role in OIT, but the pandemic and its heavy demands on information technology really showcased her ability to help students, faculty, and staff with hardware and connectivity issues to ensure continuity in our educational programs.  Jane has worked tirelessly to provide timely responses to service issues from early in the morning until the last student or faculty member needed her at the end of the day.  She is unfailingly pleasant, always resourceful, and consistently willing to share her vast knowledge with everyone in the School of Medicine community.  She is very deserving as this year’s recipient of the William C. Gillespie Staff Recognition Award.  

Jane will receive the award on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the virtual ceremony recognizing the Alumni and Dean’s Distinguished Service Awards recipients via YouTube.  All faculty, staff, students and alumni will be invited.  A link will be shared at a later date.  Please join us in congratulating Jane!

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