Shout IT Out

About the Program

Working with someone who did you solid?  Send a short shout-out to thank your IT coworker in IT or bring attention to a great service they provided, no matter how big or small! 

DoIT is collecting and distributing feedback to help recognize the good that happens on a daily basis in IT. The information will be displayed on the DoIT webpage. Shout IT Out and help create a positive work environment for everyone. We hope this program helps cultivate a more fun, productive and engaging workplace which will help us attain what Shawn Achor describes as the “Happiness Advantage”, according to researcher Shawn Achor (see more here: video or article).  


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What's Been Shared


From: Kerri Reino
To: Dennis Gallagher
Dennis is a superstar colleague and true inspiration as a leader of IT. Every interaction I have with all members of IT is always a positive experience. The Stony Brook IT Team is the best of the best! Wishing you all a Happy IT Professionals Day!
From: Ellen Peng
To: Richard Glaser, Kevin Hennemeier
Rich and Kevin We can't say enough "Thank you" for your hard work and dedication to support us in Dental School, especially during our recent numerous system upgrades. Your superb technical expertise and highly professionalism have made the processes completed smoothly and in a timely manner. It has been a great pleasure to work along with colleagues like you who give your all to help and support. Happy National IT Professionals Day!!!"
From: Randy Thomas
To: Kathryn McDonald
A huge Shout IT out to Kathy who has been indispensable person for all thing IT for ATAS operations. From attending promptly to work request to walking me through the steps - for the second time- how to setup the iPads for office and individual advisor use for presentations, Kathy continues to solve these issues with her warm smile and calming demeanor. On behalf of ATAS, THANK YOU, Kathy
From: Michele Canton
To: Robert Davidson and the DOIT Information Systems (Research) Team
Thanks to Rob, Monique, Jason, Joseph and John for all of their help and guidance throughout the year. You are vital to our operation and your willingness to assist is most appreciated!
From: Michele Canton
To: Joseph Montelione
Thank you Joseph, for all your support and guidance throughout the year! Your knowledge and insight on the myResearch system is invaluable. It's so reassuring to have a point person to field our inquiries so quickly and completely. Thanks for all you do!
From: Michele Canton
To: John Hanges
Thanks John, for all your support throughout the year! You always field my inquiries straight to resolution all the while being so pleasant and helpful! Job well done!
From: Antonina Nadrowski
To: Jason Macagnone
Jason Thank you so much for all you do to make my job easier. You are always so helpful and pleasant. The university is fortunate to have you.
From: Antonina Nadrowski
To: Anthony Italiano
Anthony, you are excellent at your job. Thank you for everything you do for the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.
From: Randi Trope
To: Mindy Lawrence
Mindy has been working tirelessly through the many requests we have been submitting from the pediatrics department in the name of patient safety. She is an invaluable partner to have as she is not only the content expert on the IT side but she has a keen understanding of the caregiver side which helps guide the IT workflow. We have established a fantastic working relationship and I couldn't do the patient safety work I do without her!
From: Joe Mitchell
To: Victor Poon
Victor is the amazing go-to problem solver in AMS (Applied Math & Statistics) for decades -- he stays on top of all of the Department's technology needs, diagnoses and solves IT problems of all types, keeps us outfitted for safety during COVID, and always does so with a smile and great sense of humor. Victor is vital! Many thanks!
From: Heather J McLaughlin
To: Kelly Clayton
Kelly is always thorough, prompt, and gets stuff done! She assisted the IAM Evaluation Task Force with setting up over ten meetings with Stakeholders all across the campus. Without her clear communication and diligent skills, we wouldn't be on track with these sessions. Her efforts are much appreciated! Thank you, Kelly!
From: Maria Mercedes
To: George J. Boyce
George you are the best, thanks for always be willing to help with any computer or printer problems at the Lab, even when I call you with an issue not pertaining to you, you never answer in a negative way, always direct me to the right source. your advise is always on point. I thank you for all your hard work and you commitment to the department.
From: Cheri Gostic
To: Connor Leszczuk
I received an email from Connor Leszcuk after having a number of issues assisting my students in getting the Citrix Receiver app to work properly on their computers. I knew immediately I was being assisted by an individual who took great pride in his work, was extremely knowledgeable and was tenacious in following up with problems that needed to be resolved. It was such a positive experience having Connor assisting me and my students...truly a dedicated employee. I know he communicated with others in IT on my behalf on his day off, and continued to provide suggestions for solutions for my students until all my issues were resolved. Stony Brook is lucky to have such a devoted employee on their staff. Thanks again, Connor!
From: Susan A Ciuffo
To: John Hanges
John is always on top of all the IT needs of OVPR, especially as we work from home. Whenever I lose connection, I can contact John and he's solves problem within minutes! He's the best! And...he's a super nice guy which is an extra bonus.
From: Lorrie McAdams
To: Jose Muniz
This is a BIG shout out to Jose!!!! He is the best at what he does. Always so helpful and patient. You are most definitely appreciated. :)
From: Laura McNamara
To: Joan Crawford
Joan has been an amazing force for all things Telehealth. She is always so helpful and friendly - a true gem. I have worked with Joan on one project or another since March 2020 and each task has been addressed with intelligence and a good sense of humor. Joan - you a true example of why I love working here at SBM. Thank you for all you do!!
From: Heidi Campani
To: The entire HSC/UH Client Support Team
Thank you to the entire HSC/UH Client Support Team for always being there for us and for your seemingly never ending patience! We are lucky to have each and everyone one of you.
From: Laura McNamara
To: Kevin Kenny
Always very responsive and helpful - Kevin is effective in his role and I always appreciate how friendly he is when helping me out - thank you!
From: Rosemary Famiglietti
To: Steven Kin Wong
In an department as crucial as ours, it is necessary to have timely solutions to the problems that arise. You have always been there to fix any of the reported problems as soon as possible. You even anticipate the problems before they come up. Plus you were instrumental in adding additional help to our IT personnel. This has been an unexpected additional asset to the department. Thank you for all you do!
From: Jayme Amarosa
To: Michele Vogel, Brendan O'Connor, Maureen Friedman and Martin Doherty
The Managed Care Department and I cannot thank you enough for all of the support (workwise and moral) and assistance you all have provided us over the years. Since you've moved out of 31 RW, we have missed seeing your faces every day and now that we are moving to Commack, we will see much less of you all, but in our hearts you will always be a part of our very dysfunctional family :) Happy IT Administration Day!
From: Martha Stansbury
To: John Leone
John has been a continual asset to our Center, including and especially in the early days of COVID when we were all scrambling to find our footing in telecommuting. Thanks John for your continual efforts, patience and level head!
From: Dr. Renee Fabus
To: Nichole Gladky
Nicole, thank you for all your assistance with blackboard and zoom. You're very knowledgeable and patient!
From: Marian Blanche Leeman
To: Biagio Castaldo
Biagio is a pleasure to work with and gives computer instruction in terms the lay person can understand. He makes the process painless when updating or adding to your computers capability. Thank you for all of you hard work and dedication to ensuring that we have the tools to perform our jobs!
From: Stacy Jaffee Gropack
To: Taryn Lindo
Taryn, thank you for making everyone who comes into our office valued and welcomed...
From: Stacy Jaffee Gropack
To: Margaret Sheryll
Thank you Margaret for being the best at knowing how to get things done with pride and perfection. We all appreciate how you hold Southampton together every single day..
From: Stacy Jaffee Gropack
To: Angela Scauso
Thank you Angela for alway stepping in when needed and a high level of competency and caring for everything you do.
From: Stacy Jaffee Gropack
To: Teresa Blaskopf
Thank you Teresa for being highly skilled, a team player and always smiling. We greatly appreciate all your efforts
From: Stacy Jaffee Gropack
To: Jessica Rotolo
Thank you Jessica for all you do and the highest level of professionalism
From: Marisa Bisiani
To: Curtis Charles
Curtis, you are awesome! You spent countless hours assisting relocating the SHS and CAPS staff this summer and we are all so appreciative. You also helped IT infrastructure at COVID test sites ! All such great teamwork! Thank you for always being there.
From: Marisa Bisiani
To: John Shackelford
John, thank you for all you do. The health, wellness and prevention team of the Division of Student Affairs is appreciative of your talent and expertise. You are always here when we need you ! Thank you for being a valued team member!
From: Marisa Bisiani
To: Joan Crawford
Thank you Joan for being available to allow for the seamless ability to COVID test on west campus using east campus technology. Your ability to find solutions and solve problems is breathtaking ! You are prompt and such a pleasure to work with. Thank you for your continued collaboration.
From: Patricia Friedman
To: Julie Sharma
I recently attended the Mini Byte on scheduling appointment slots in google calendar with Julie Sharma. She brings you into new knowledge and shares all of the important pieces so you can maximize your use of the tool - all in a way that is focused, well thought out, funny and engaging! I love how she has participants using it within minutes of starting the training, it is so effective to learn that way.
From: Maria Callegari
To: John Leone
Thank you for assisting me with my long list of computer troubles and making me laugh in the process. I appreciate your help!
From: Gerald Simons
To: Evan Doubleday
Super special shout out to Evan at the Southampton Campus! Evan is the 'secret glue' that keeps the entire Southampton campus connected! From PCs to videoconferencing with the main campus he does it all!
From: Dana Jecewiz
To: Biagio Castaldo
On behalf of the Graduate School team, I want to thank Biagio for all of his effort & time. Not only is Biagio a pleasure to partner with, but he always goes above and beyond to assist. His creativity, kindness and work ethic are unmatched! Thank you, Biagio, for everything you do!
From: Melanie Keister
To: Fang Wang
Fang has taught me so much in our work together! She is careful and considers deeply when faced with a problem or task. She works something until it is truly done. She is trustworthy and responsive, and I always enjoy her. She elevates my own work. Thanks to Fang!
From: Jackie Castaldo
To: Ray Chan and all of ASA
Huge thank you to Ray Chan, Jason Kanaris and all of ASA! The team is constantly working to support all of Admin & Finance, helps troubleshoot complex Procurement issues, and is extremely helpful with the campus community and all of our Jaggaer/WolfMart end-users!
From: Dr. Laurie Shroyer
To: Dr. Moshe Eisenberg
Dear Dr. Eisenberg, Just a note of thanks for your outstanding IT service to set in place computer access for our School of Medicine Dean's office Scholarly Concentration Program Research Track statistical students! Your extraordinary efforts to guide Mr. Paul Stern in setting up two new secured computer environments (with special hardware and software requirements) to support our medical students' 2021 summer research projects were very much appreciated; you and Mr. Stern saved the day! Given the unique aspects of this special IT request, our SCP-RT medical students and the statistical student team were all sincerely grateful to have your expertise and experienced IT support! Best Regards- Dr. Laurie Shroyer
From: Dr. Laurie Shroyer
To: Paul Stern (IT Specialist, Department of Pathology)
Dear Mr. Stern, Just a note of thanks for your outstanding IT service to set in place computer access for our School of Medicine Dean's office Scholarly Concentration Program Research Track statistical students! Your extraordinary efforts to set up two new secured computer environments (with special hardware and software requirements) to support our medical students' 2021 summer research projects were very much appreciated; you saved the day! Given the unique aspects of this special IT request, our SCP-RT medical students and the statistical student team were all sincerely grateful to have your expertise and experienced IT support! Best Regards- Dr. Laurie Shroyer
From: Trevor Greenidge
To: Anthony Italiano
Anthony is exemplary as an expert in his knowledge of ECM application systems as well as the general administrative applications that we support. He is a go to source of experience and knowledge when you're working on a solution or resolution, and who can offer a suggestion, technique, a piece of code or SQL query to help close a problem as well as bouncing an idea off of or helping to develop an approach to an issue. Anthony is a coworker who in his professionalism, dedication and collaborative work style, makes him all the pleasure to work with.
From: Linda Pugliese
To: Theresa O'Connell
I 'd like a give a big shout out to Theresa, who always comes through for the Blood Bank. She gets my email broadcasts out even under the most difficult time constraints and situations; she never lets me down. Theresa, you are the best!!!
From: Shelagh Zegers
To: Mark Lang
Mark Lang has been indispensable and a life-saver for the past ten years at SoMAS. Not only does he know all things IT but he's pleasant and cheerful to work with.
From: Sunitha Singh
To: Bill Tappin
Bill is my right-hand man in designing effective powerplans. He has tirelessly worked to improve our Enhanced Recovery order sets and ensure a smooth workflow for everyone. Bill- I would be lost without you, so THANK YOU!!
From: Sunitha Singh
To: Rosa Maria Bobek
Rosa is simply AMAZING! She is knowledgeable and resolves problems quickly and effectively. She never fails to bring her very best to the table and is quick with suggestions and ways to improve. THANK YOU ROSA!!
From: Sunitha Singh
To: Efrat Bolze
Efrat Bolze is an outstanding programmer/analyst! We've been working on a huge project for the past 3 years, still ongoing, and every step of the way she has been professional and engaging. She offers great feedback and is diligent with her work. THANK YOU EFRAT!!!
From: Patricia Plaia
To: Brendan O'Connor
Thank you for all your help and professionalism. It is a pleasure dealing with you; and I don't know what we would do without you.
From: Elissa Romano
To: Cedric Carty
Cedric is wonderful! He is helpful, attentive, smart and an absolute pleasure to work with. He is a great person and a great collaborator and we are lucky to have him over here in the admin building!
From: Kathy Green
To: Nichole Gladkey
Nichole is my "go to" person for all things tech related and is always CHEERFULLY willing to assist on a moment's notice. THANK YOU NICHOLE!
From: Lynn Zawie
To: Paul St Denis
Paul, you are one of the nicest people on campus. You are always willing to help out with any coding problem. You stick with it until it is fixed! Thank you for always being willing to lend a hand.
From: Hanna Nekvasil
To: All in DoIt
You all are a really stellar group who provide an invaluable service to us faculty. I have received prompt and effective service EVERY time I have needed it. Simply an extremely well-run department. Many thanks for all you do! Truly one of the top departments at SBU!
From: Lynn Zawie
To: Jose Muniz
I don't know what we would do without you here. Your expertise is invaluable. You disposition, even better! Special thanks for putting up with my PC. It is my pleasure to work with you, always.
From: Cathy Ribando & the Budget, FP&A team
To: Cedric Carty
Thank you, Cedric for your amazing work! You are so attentive, knowledgeable and thorough in taking care of all our desktop support needs :) We so appreciate your kindly support.
From: Heliana Mejia-Scherl
To: 2-9800 HELP DESK
Thanks for lending a hand. Your guidance is so helpful and your solutions are always the BEST. THANKS for your immeasurable patient with your customers...
From: Lynn Zawie
To: Eric Rosenberg
Thank you Eric! Your patience and expertise assures that SBU has a reliable place to publish our websites to under some difficult circumstances. Thank you for always responding to my questions. It is amazing that one person has been managing this huge undertaking. It is my pleasure to work with you.
From: Blanche Leeman
To: Evan Doubleday
Thank you Evan for keeping our classroom IT working smoothly! You are a pleasure to work with!
From: Ellen O'Hare
To: Biagio Castaldo
You are the best! Your team keeps us up and running!
From: Pat Hines
To: The whole 9800 team
It's always a deadline in payroll and the whole group really works to get us up and running. So much stress and they make out job so much easier.


From: Andrew Kirsch
To: Diana Voss
Thank you to Diana Voss for her very good - actually brilliant - idea about how we can improve the logic for de-provisioning students' computer accounts in a more secure way, while allowing them to complete their coursework as needed. This has been a sticking point for us for many years and this fresh idea is just the kind of thinking we need to make things better.
From: Raymond Chan on behalf of Lyle Gomes
To: Anthony Italiano and Trevor Greenidge
John and Ray, just want to thank you and your team for the outstanding work on this project [OnBase ECM Implementation]. More Kudos are coming.
From: Rachael Redhead
To: Nichole Gladky
Thank you Nichole for suggesting the name change from IT Shout Out to Shout IT Out. Awesome recommendation!!
From: Grace Cersosimo
To: Chauncey Clark
Chauncey provided guidance when I needed to setup DUO on a new device. He also resolved a connection issue with Citrix on the Crystal server so that we could work on Crystal reports. He assists and resolves problems quickly and effectively.
From: Jaime Wicks
To: Anthony Italiano

I just wanted to pass along some kind words regarding Anthony. He has always been extremely helpful to me and the entire Registrar's Office. I have been very grateful for his patience, expertise, and willingness to quickly respond to our inquiries and offer assistance.

His help became even more evident during our transition to Onbase. Anthony is quick to respond via email or chat to help guide us through. I am very appreciative to have such a tentative support individual during this transition. He is a great asset to have on your team!

From: Diana Voss
To: Nancy Gaugler
Whenever I need her help, Nancy always responds promptly and goes the extra mile to help our community. I truly appreciate her help!
From: Christina Babzien
To: Paul Masem
Paul was very helpful and accessible. I know if I have any issues, I can easily reach him. Thanks Paul!
From: David Ecker
To: Andrew Kirsch
Andrew has always been the go-to person for anything related to PeopleSoft. He is one of the unsung heroes we have in Information Technology. Thanks for always being there for the Stony Brook community.
From: Juliette Passer
To: Rich Stein
What a great idea! Rich Stein has helped me many times over the years - always personable, very knowledgeable and overall a pleasure to deal with - keep it up, Rich!
From: Arthur Aron
To: Ralph Molaro
Ralph was enormously helpful in helping me cope with multiple hassles in setting up my new computer (as well as a zillion other things over the past few months as I dealt with problems with my old computer).
From: Leavon Falcon
To: Ralph Molaro
Ralph is a wonderful mentor to me and a wizard at what he does on a daily basis. He has so much patience and will truly give 110% to any task that he gets. Anyone that knows him can absolutely agree. I am very grateful to work beside him.
From: Jarrod McFarlane
To: Classroom Technology & Support Solutions Team
I want to give a shoutout to the entire Classroom Technology team! They have my back everyday, and knowing that I have a capable team that's willing to step up, frees me up to focus on the things the organization asks of me in order to reach goals set forth by DoIT and University leadership! Preparing for hybrid teaching in 2020, and then preparing for an in-person return after 18 months has not been easy the last two summers!!!
From: Diana Voss
To: Mark Carroll
Even though I said that we could not update information in Blackboard Fall 2021 course sites, Mark persisted and found a way to update all courses. He did not have to do this and I appreciate greatly the fact that he did so all students have the correct information of where to obtain help for accessibility should they need it....Thank you Mark!
From: John Shackelford
To: Mike Ospitale, Mike Thaxter, Mauro Nicoletto, Sandy Jansson, Henry Joseph, Matt Nappi and Sean Burrowes
Thank you fella's for all your work at the SAC covid test site. When we were trapped in time, surrounded by evil and low on gas, you all worked together to develop a firing solution so we could register people for their covid that had not previously register. Thank you all for that. Truly a great display of people from different area's of DoIT coming together and achieving a goal for another department in short order that the entire university become dependent upon for Covid testing. If I missed anyone, please let me know. There were no minor players on this. Well done and Thank you!
From: John Shackelford
To: Curtis Charles and Lorraine Cannavale
If it were not for you and your students assistants help, the Great Student Health Migration of 2021 would have taken twice the time at LEAST ! You & your student braved many dangers and endured a covid exposure to help us out !!! Very happy no one tested positive after that : ) Thanks does not quite cut it, but it's all I have to give. Thank you all! John
From: John Shackelford
To: Behzad Barzideh
Thank You Behzad !!! If it were not for your work Student Health Migration would have failed !!! You ARE the network King! Thank You! --John & Co. from Student Health
From: Ron Florek
To: Mary Kethman
Mary my "Business Office Guru" has helped me with everything from invoice issues, to vendor schedules to ordering things from Wolfmart and beyond and every thing in between. She has saved me more time and aggravation over the years then I can count. Thank you Mary!!
From: Surita
To: Jarrod McFarlane
Jarrod was incredibly helpful in answering faculty questions when we transitioned to remote learning during the pandemic and when we began in-person instruction again in Fall 2020. I appreciated his help and knowledge so much during this process!
From: Linda Keegan
To: John Leone
John you are irreplaceable when it comes to someone to help fix our computers or add a new program. Your easy-going personality and great sense of humor are a much-needed joy and addition to Procurement. You always get the job done and always with a smile and a laugh. I want to say thank you so much for being there whether it be problems/issues great or small. You are extremely dependable and efficient. Kudos to you John! We are so fortunate to have you! :)
From: Patty Poster
To: Kathryn (Kathy) McDonald
Thank you Kathy for always helping with all the glitches and updates so needed! You Rock and I am so glad we have you to make our work all that smoother!
From: Patty Poster
To: Michael (Mike) Castro
Thanks for ALL your help while working remotely with all the glitches I had! You are awesome!
From: Andreas Koenig
To: Ralph Molaro
Through all conditions Ralph is always there to help no matter what is thrown at him!
From: Melissa Hogarty
To: Cedric Carty
Cedric is the best! He's always responsive and does a great job with all the moves we've made recently in A&F. Thanks Cedric!!
From: Junetta Xavier
To: Julie Sharma and Nichole Galdky
Thank you for keeping us updated and connected on all the google changes through out the pandemic while working from home.
From: Cinthia Alvarez-Buonaiuto
To: Paul Stern and Ray Taffner (Department of Pharmacological Sciences)
A lot can be said about working as a team. You two always have our backs when we need you. Always thankful for your prompt assistance in keeping us all 'connected'!
From: Heather McLaughlin
To: Chauncey Clark
Chauncey has ensured the EPMO team can always perform their work, whether it was troubleshooting application issues during the pandemic to moving equipment to different spaces. Every time Chauncey is assigned an issue, I know it will be handled quickly, correctly, and he always follows up later to ensure the problem is resolved. THANK YOU CHAUNCEY!! I appreciate all your hard work!!
From: Lydia
To: Jason
Always helpful and follows through! Appreciate he goes the extra mile to figure things out.
From: Mary Kethman
To: Rich Von Rauchhaupt
Thanks Rich! We could not have launched the DoIT Shout Out Program without you! You are always very kind and patient with the non-technical Folks!