The University of Notre Dame presented Awards of Excellence to some 70 employees during a luncheon held Wednesday (Aug. 13) in the Joyce Center.p. Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., University president, and head football coach Tyrone Willingham presented Team Irish Awards, which honor teams of staff and administrators who "collaborate on a value-added project, process or other significant initiative that brings about radical positive change, improves the department’s performance and image, and contributes to the University’s goals. Team Irish Award winners were:p. ? Mendoza College of Business Undergraduate Advisory Team ? Douglass Hemphill, Cindy Hruska, Sharon Clancy Orban, Kevin Piskadlo, and Gina Shropshire.p. ? Joyce Center Set Up and Maintenance Team ? Anita Garner, Chris Horwarth, Olay Malaythong, Bob Momotiuk, Cliff Payne, Joel Peffley, Al Smith, and Laurie Wenger.p. ? Development Stewardship Program Team ? Linda Klaybor, Teri Nicholas, Katherine Rosswurm, Libby Schleiffarth, and Teri Vitale.p. ? Sports Information ? John Heisler, Bernie Cafarelli, Lisa Mushett, Tim Connor, Pete Lafleur, Chris Masters, Alan Wasielewski, Susan McGonigal, and Carol Copley.p. Father Malloy also honored 12 employees with Awards of Merit. The award is presented to staff and administrators who ?exemplify exceptional performance and demonstrate integrity and service to the Notre Dame community.? The recipients were: Kathy Burgess, Department of Physics; Victoria Cotton and Patrick O?Hara, Building Services; Rosalie Davids, Department of Chemical Engineering; James Desits, Educational Talent Search; Mike Geglio, Office of Information Technologies; Carol Hennion, Development; Deb Koz-Fox and Teresa Welty, Law School Library; Paul Reynolds, Career Center; and Jackie Strabley and Stephen Whitaker, Notre Dame Food Services.p. Father Malloy presented Presidential Awards to five individuals who "exemplify consistently outstanding performance and demonstrate integrity and service not only to Notre Dame, but also to the surrounding community. Presidential Award recipients were: Thomas Blum, Development; Kevin Cannon, Student Accounts; Ruthann Heberle, Health Services; Debra Patterson, Notre Dame Food Services; and Nancy Van Lue, National Institute for Trial Advocacy.p. Twenty-six staff members received the Spirit Award, which is presented to those who “positively impact the lives of co-workers, students, visitors and the campus community.” The honorees were: Kathie Besinger, Jan Bossung and Marsha Daviduke, Health Services; Kimberly Brennan, Mendoza College of Business MSA Program; Rhonda Brown, Office of Institutional Equity; Suzanne Brzezinski, Barbara Clark, Janice Kolberg and Betty Udongo, Building Services; Mary Buday, Office of Human Resources; Cheryl Copley, Chemistry Department; Chuck Cowsert and Joy Schosker, University Libraries-Access Services; Sandra Cox and Kimberly Sippel, Mendoza College of Business MBA Student Services; Dawn Dinovo, Kellogg Institute; Bruce Fidler, General Services; Scott Gaglio, University Libraries-Business Information Center; Rita Gong, Mendoza College of Business-Executive Education; Ann Hamilton, Law School; Rachel Karnafel, Mendoza College of Business-Finance; Patricia Kipker, Sociology Department; Beth Klein, Law Library; Luther Tyson, Robinson Learning Center; Patricia Welling, Morris Inn; and Tony Yelovich, Athletics.