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Linda Morse-Porteous Award

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Betty LaMonica, Marti Jeglinski, the 2009 Linda Morse-Porteous Award winner, and John Porteous at Employee Recognition on June 25, 2009.


The Linda Morse-Porteous Award was established in 1991 by John Porteous, as an annual memorial award to recognize a female technician (graded or technical staff) for her:
  • Leadership
  • Dedication to and quality of work
  • Abilities as a role model and/or mentor for junior women
  • Involvement in the WHOI community
The women eligible for this award have any of the following titles:
  • Senior Research Specialist
  • Research Specialist
  • Research Associate
  • Senior Research Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Senior Information Systems Specialist
  • Information Systems Specialist
  • Information Systems Associate
  • Senior Information Systems Assistant
  • Information Systems Assistant
  • Principal Engineer
  • Senior Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Senior Engineering Assistant
  • Engineering Assistant

This award is presented at the annual WHOI Employee Recognition Day. The plaque and accompanying monetary award are derived from donations and fundraising within WHOI. Further tax-deductible contributions can be made by contacting the Development Office.

Nomination Guidelines
Your written documentation will serve as the only source of information used by the Selection Committee to choose the award winner, so please be as specific in your responses as possible. Try to provide specific examples of how the candidate has demonstrated each of the four criteria listed above.

Please do not include recommendations from people outside of WHOI, and please limit your evaluation letter to two pages.

More information can be obtained from any current member of the WHOI Women's Committee. A nomination form is now available on-line.

Beginning with the 1995 award, nominations are being carried forward for two years. Multiple and repeat nominations are also appropriate and encouraged.

» View the Nomination Form

Past Winners
The Linda Morse-Porteous Award was established in 1991 by John Porteous. Linda Morse-Porteous was a research assistant in the Biology Department at WHOI from 1971 to 1991.

This is an annual memorial award to recognize a female technician (graded or technical staff) for her leadership, dedication to and quality of work, abilities as a role model and/or mentor for junior women, and involvement in the WHOI community.

Nominations are by employees and the award is presented at the Employee Recognition Day event in the fall. The recipient receives a plaque and a monetary award.

» View a list of past recipients


Last updated: May 10, 2012
 


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