BME Undergraduate coordinator Taimi Marple wins Dottie Welch Student Enrichment Award

June 27, 2018

Congratulations to BME undergraduate coordinator Taimi Marple, who was announced as the Dottie Welch Student Enrichment Award Winner on Design Day. This honor, which is awarded based on student nominations, recognizes a Hajim School of Engineering faculty or staff member “whose performance and dedication enriches the student experience in the tradition exemplified by Dottie Welch.”

As Undergraduate Coordinator for our BME department, Taimi is the key administrator for all issues related to our undergraduate students and curriculum. She serves as the administrator for the BME Undergraduate Committee (chaired by Professor Amy Lerner) and the BME ABET Committee chaired by Professor Steve McAleavey). Her knowledge of undergraduate courses, degree requirements, AS&E enrichment programs, and the broader university is superb.

“Taimi is typically the first person our prospective undergraduate students meet and the last person our seniors say a heartfelt goodbye to at Commencement,” says BME Department Chair Diane Dalecki. “She has helped all our students navigate their way through our undergraduate curriculum, provided encouragement and advice for them in challenging times, and lifted their spirits in the thick of the semester. Her door is always open and welcoming for students and faculty. In short, Taimi has made a lasting impression on our students and our entire BME department.”

Taimi has been with the University of Rochester for over 25 years. She succeeded Dottie Welch as the BME undergraduate administrator in 2013. Previously, she was a graduate administrator for the Department of Pathology/URMC for nearly 10 years, and also served as an editorial associate for the journal Neurology and the managing editor for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics for 17 years. Taimi received her M.S. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Rochester in 2011 and her B.S. in English from SUNY Brockport.