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Outstanding Service Award Recipients
2011-2012
Project Award: Team Project - Google Apps Implementation

Gordee Bennett, Dan Burrows, Jason Davis, Amanda Evans, Scott Hollatz, Mandie Johnson, Sara Paro, Sheri Pihlaja and Bruce Reeves

Gordee, Dan, Jason, Amanda, Scott, Mandie, Sara, Sheri and Bruce are all being recognized today for their work on the Google Apps Implementation.  This two-year project converted 15,670 UMD faculty, staff and students to Google Apps.  Covering email, calendar, document, website, address book and social networking applications, this project was notable not only for its breathtaking scope, but also how smoothly the implementation went.

Jason led the project and coordinated efforts with the Office of Information Technology staff in the Twin Cities.  Scott and Dan wrote software and worked to connect UMD email systems to the University of Minnesota and Google systems.  Gordee, Sarah and Sheri managed accounts, ensuring that all users had legitimate accounts that would convert, and assisting departments with their departmental accounts.  Amanda, Mandie and Bruce provided class, individual and online training and documentation. 

For all your endeavors on this very large and very successful project, I am pleased to present you with this project award.


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