2015 Faculty-Staff Partnership Award

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Chair and Professor Miguel Garcia-Garibay was awarded the 2015 Faculty-Staff Partnership Award at the Staff Assembly Recognition Awards ceremony.

The awards ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 23rd, at the UCLA Faculty Center and was attended by several staff members of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.

“Receiving the Faculty/Staff Partnership Award helped me realize some things about myself that I didn’t know.” said Prof. Garcia-Garibay. “I realized that I am good at asking for and following the advice of experts in administration who know much more than I do. I discovered that my attitude was correct that if we have the happiest, most engaged, and collegial staff possible, their accomplishments, excellence, and professional satisfaction directly translates into everyone else’s success, including that of faculty, students, and other staff.”    

The award selection committee wrote the following to Prof. Garcia-Garibay: “As a Professor and Chair of the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, we applaud you for your vision, advocacy of staff, promotion of staff, encouragement of staff independence, success at developing a collaborative working atmosphere, and for being a trusted leader and valued colleague. You are a wonderful example of UCLA Faculty/Staff partnership.”

Dr. Lubbe Levin, Associate Vice Chancellor, Campus Human Resources, (left) presented
Prof. Garcia-Garibay  (right) with the 2015 Faculty-Staff Partnership Award.

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Staff members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with Prof. Miguel Garcia-Garibay at the awards ceremony.

From UCLA Newsroom (by Judy Lin):

Miguel Garcia-Garibay, professor and chair of the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been selected to receive the 2015 Faculty-Staff Partnership Award in recognition of his commitment to creating and fostering a collaborative and professional working environment.

Selected by UCLA Staff Assembly from a field of candidates nominated by UCLA colleagues, he will receive the award in June during the Staff Assembly Recognition Awards Reception at the Faculty Center.

A faculty member since 1992, vice chair for education in his department from 2005-2008 and department chair since 2012, Garcia-Garibay is an authority on organic solid-state chemistry and has researched everything from the photochemistry of crystalline solids and molecular machines to chemical reactions for synthetic applications within the bulk of solids, as applicable to green chemistry. He was recently recognized for his organic chemistry career excellence as one of 10 recipients of the 2015 ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award.

Photos: Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry