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
45 years Mike D’Attilio, executive director of government and community affairs
35 years Roberta Smith, custodian
30 years John Ellis, associate vice president for IT
25 years Debra Lee Polley, vice president for finance and administration
20 years 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
15 years 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
10 years 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
Five years 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