Daniel Schultz has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Friedman School Staff Recognition Annual Award.
This award was designed to recognize a staff member who demonstrates exceptional contributions to the School, extraordinary service, dedication, a commitment to excellence, and/or actions beyond the standard expectations of their role. The committee is pleased to announce that 17 staff members were nominated by fellow members of the Friedman School community, including by faculty, staff, and students.
Daniel is a project manager at ChildObesity180, where he has spearheaded the highly successful Boston run club initiative funded by the Boston Foundation. This program has helped launch and support over 80 run clubs in Boston schools and at other community sites in underserved communities. Daniel was co-nominated for the award by Daniel Hatfield, Research Assistant Professor, and Christina Economos, Professor and the New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition at the Friedman School. Drs. Hatfield and Economos noted that Daniel is “an incredibly dedicated, innovative, and service-oriented member of the ChildObesity180 team.” Among other innovations and accomplishments, Daniel cultivated relationships with over 20 diverse partner organizations to help provide supplies and resources to sites, including activity trackers and winter coats for children who needed them. Daniel “cares deeply about the work that he does and consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty in service to the sites he supports and the children those sites reach.”
Congratulations to Daniel and all the nominees.