Acknowledging Leadership & Thoughtful Collaboration

Spotlight: Hoos Building Bridges

Recipients of the 2022 Hoos Building Bridges award were honored at a reception last month in the Rotunda Dome Room. With John Kosky, Vice President and CHRO, opening the evening with remarks, the recipients were then presented with framed certificates and a monetary award from President Ryan.

Hoos Building Bridges awards celebrate cross-disciplinary partnerships and projects among UVA team members, and honor recipients for their leadership and efforts in establishing strong relationships that contribute to accomplishment and success across Grounds. The University launched the awards in 2019, building on a vision UVA President Jim Ryan outlined in his first Opening Convocation address – a University community of people who, when in doubt, “build a bridge.”

Individual winners included:

Matthew Burgess, Carri Burgjohann, Kayla Calvo, Michael Duffy, Diane Farineau, Melissa Henriksen, Beth Jaeger-Landis, Meg Kennedy, Danae Polemi, Kathleen Rea, Abby Self

Team winners included:

Claire Downey and Elizabeth Marshall;

Cancer Center’s Colorectal Screening Team: Dr. Cynthia Yoshida, Shari Stanley, Wendy Cohn, Lindsay Hauser, Erin Kennedy, and Ann Rigdon (who is retired)

Meet This Year's Individual and Team Recipients

(Not pictured: Melissa Henriksen)

Mathew Burgess

Carri Burgjohann

Kayla Calvo

Michael Duffy

Diane Farineau

Meg Kennedy

Raegan Harouff Gaye accepting on behalf of Danae Polemi

Beth Jaeger-Landis

Kathleen Rea

Dean Mariann Baernholdt accepting on behalf of Abby Self

Elizabeth Marshall and Claire Downey

Cancer Center’s Colorectal Screening Team