Melissa Spring, Coordinator of the Pauline K. Winkler Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, with her nominators and Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco.
During the 21st annual Employee Awards on March 5, four employees and a team were recognized for their significant impact on Saint Rose through their work. Dozens of employees were also recognized for their years of service to the College.
The awards, held in Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium, were for College staff and administration. Faculty are recognized annually at another ceremony to be held in the coming months.
Employees are nominated for the award program by their peers, and the selections are reviewed by a committee that represents various areas of the College. Award recipients have made a significant impact on the College through outstanding dedication, competence, exceptional performance, and excellent service to students and employees, as demonstrated by one or more of the following:
• Contributions and demonstrated commitment to the College’s mission and core values, particularly when those efforts reflect the qualities and values of the College’s founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
• Contributions and demonstrated commitment to promoting an inclusive academic/work environment.
• Significant improvements in student service or enhanced student satisfaction.
• Significant improvements in a work process or system, or significantly increasing the efficiency of an operation or unit.
• Demonstrated exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues and members of the campus community.
• Demonstrated performance at a level far above and beyond normal expectations.
Award recipient Magdalene White, assistant director of graduate admissions, with nominator Daniel Gallagher, assistant vice president for graduate admissions; Jeffrey Knapp, associate vice president for human resources and risk management, and Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco.
2020 Individual Award Recipients
Jill Agnew, assistant director of safety and security
Jen Richardson, assistant vice president for student development, compliance, and wellness
Melissa Spring, coordinator of the Winkler Center
Magdalene White, assistant director of graduate admissions
Team Employee Award recipients John Braker, technology support technician; Vince DeRusso, senior network administrator; and Josh Heller, technology support technician with John Ellis, associate vice president for IT and Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco. (Not pictured: Rachel Ramsey¸ technology support services manager.)
2020 Team Recognition Award
John Braker, technology support technician
Vince DeRusso, senior network administrator
Josh Heller, technology support technician
Rachel Ramsey¸ technology support services manager
Roberta Smith, custodian, who was recognized for 35 years of service to the College, with Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management Jeffrey Knapp and Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco.
Recognition for Years of Service
Mike D’Attilio, executive director of government and community affairs
Roberta Smith, custodian
John Ellis, associate vice president for IT
Debra Lee Polley, vice president for finance and administration
Barbara Brewka, custodian
Patterson Franck, security officer
David Fraser, assistant bursar
Dawn Giroux, custodian
Ewa Lis, custodian
Richard Myers, custodian
Carol Seitz, office manager, School of Mathematics and Sciences
Sandra Battaglino, director of transfer enrollment
Tabitha D’Attilio, assistant director of purchasing
Thomasine Doyle, assistant director of financial aid
Erin Farnam, senior network administrator, ITS
Kimberly Lynch, director of events scheduling and administration
David Mankad, security officer
Lydia Parris, CITE administrator, Thelma P. Lally School of Education
Michael Richter, coordinator of Education Advising and Placement Center
Lisa Keating, associate vice president for institutional effectiveness
Jackie Klein, director of clinical services, Emery Center
Harvey Price, shuttle van driver
Jose Ramirez, groundskeeper
Shelly Seely, custodian
Rick Stodolski, maintenance mechanic
Jeannine Blum, billing coordinator, Emery Center
Michael Glenn, director of facilities projects and planning
Robert Johansson, carpenter
Ardiana Kulira, custodial services manager
Patrick Lokie, locksmith
Richard Lombardo, courier/receiver
Katherine Morgan, accounting clerk
James Morrissey, head coach, men’s lacrosse/operations, athletics, and recreation
Lida Naqi, custodian
Carolyn J. Stefanco, president
Brian Wimble, grounds manager