Meg Cullen-Brown Magis Award: Tom Salitsky

    June 1, 2018

    At the April Staff Senate meeting, a motion was made to rename the monthly Staff Senate Spirit Award in honor of our late colleague and friend, Meg Cullen-Brown. The Staff Senate unanimously voted in approval of such a change. A few weeks later, at the Staff Senate Recognition and Excellence Awards ceremony, Meg’s family members joined Staff Senators and guests as Mark Murphy read a proclamation officially declaring that beginning on June 1, 2018, the monthly spirit award will now be known as the “Meg Cullen-Brown Magis Award.” Each month, we can now express appreciation to those staff members that follow in Meg’s footsteps, inspiring and enriching our community through the Jesuit ideals of being men and women for others and Magis.

    We ask that you send in a nomination this month, and every month, to pay tribute to the Magis that you see amongst your colleagues, and that you keep Meg’s memory and her family in your thoughts and in your prayers.

    The University Staff Senate Recognition and Excellence Committee has picked the winner of the MEG CULLEN-BROWN MAGIS AWARD for JUNE:

    Tom Salitsky
    University Advancement

    Tom Salitsky – Meg Cullen-Brown Magis Award Winner for June 

    How long have you worked at the University?

    Two years

    What is your title?

    Director of Advancement Communications

    What do you like best about your job?

    Being able to serve the University with the wonderful individuals I work with

    What do you like to do for fun?

    Play music

    Other “Magis” nominees this month were:
    Nominee Name
    Nominee Department
    Debra Perry
    KSOM Dean's Office
    Terri Golosky
    Admissions Visitor Center
    Mary Ellen Burns
    Financial Aid Office
    Synthia Guthrie-Kretsch
    Mailing  Services
    Cindy Tokash
    Computer Science
    Denise Gurz
    Human Resources
    Bob Siock
    Office of Registrar & Academic Services
    Karen Marx
    KSOM Advising Center
    Jill Lear
    Mary Ann Maslar
    CAS Dean's Office
    Christine Falbo
    CAS Advising Center
    Laurie McCoy
    Physics/EE and Chemistry
    Tara Blaine
    Graduate Admissions
    Valarie Clark
    Printing and Mailing Services
    Lynn Pelick
    Office of Registrar & Academic Services
    Lisa Cornell
    Office of Registrar & Academic Services
    John Kirrane
    Residence Life
    Tom will receive a certificate for $50 worth of complimentary food at our fabulous University food service outlets and a reserved parking space for their award month in the Parking PavilionEach monthly winner is also invited to the Senate Recognition luncheon in May to receive a certificate of appreciation.  We congratulate our “winner” and all the other nominees for being recognized as “Magis” employees.
    We hope you will join the Staff Senate in recognizing and nominating employees to pay tribute to the magis that you see amongst your colleagues, and share our excitement for giving individuals the opportunity to be acknowledged for their outstanding efforts on behalf of our campus community.

    The nominations must be submitted by the 26th of the month for the next drawing to pick a winner. 
    You can use the link below to obtain a nomination card. 
    Magis Award recommendations can be made by completing the nomination card and forwarding it to Gina Butler (   You may also print it out and send to Gina in her office St. Thomas Hall 208B.  In addition, Meg Cullen-Brown Magis Award Nomination Cards will be available to Facilities Operations and University Police personnel through their supervisory chains of command. 
    Thank you!
    Staff Senate Recognition and Excellence Committee
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