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CSSH staff members awarded 2018 Outstanding Staff Awards

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities recognized the winners of the 2018 CSSH Outstanding Staff Awards at the college's annual faculty and staff celebration event.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 CSSH Outstanding Staff Awards, Elda Ceribashi and Stephanie Knutson. Dean Uta Poiger recognized Elda and Stephanie at the annual CSSH Faculty and Staff Celebration on Thursday, April 19, 2018.


Elda Ceribashi – Budget & Grant Administrator – School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

As evidenced by the many individuals who wrote in on her behalf, Elda provides an exceptional level of service particularly to faculty new to Northeastern. One faculty member writes, “I am so grateful for the time and effort that Elda has put in to making me feel welcome at Northeastern, and know that she has consistently gone above and beyond her role to provide truly outstanding service to the School.”

Stephanie Knutson – Grants Administrator – Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Colleagues describe Stephanie as a remarkably efficient and organized administrator and praise her for going beyond her job responsibilities to master new tasks. She not only completes her work efficiently, but she supports the faculty and students in her unit to ensure that others stay on track. As the public face of the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, Stephanie performs the role “in a way that reflects very well on us and on Northeastern as a whole,” as one of her nominators puts it.


The College of Social Sciences and Humanities Staff Advisory Council evaluates nominations for the CSSH Outstanding Staff Award and makes recommendations to the Dean. The Council advises the Office of the Dean on issues impacting staff and focuses on staff development initiatives. Council members are from a cross section the college. Current members include: Leslie Casey, Ignacio Chaparro, Cheryl Fonville, Tracy Johniken, Heather Seligman Trayner, and Jennifer Smith.

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