The 2023 Employee Recognition Award Honorees were recognized at the Employee Awards on March 7, 2023. Shown from left to right, back row: Matthew Behan, inventory control specialist; Alan Martell, assistant director of counseling services; and Thomas Gorman, administrative secretary for the Career Center. Shown from left to right, front row: Honora Kinney, CSJ, library assistant for the archives and technical services; Theda Smith, office assistant for counseling services; and Saint Rose President Marcia White. Not pictured: David Mankad, security officer, and Motier Haskins, assistant director of counseling services.
The College celebrated staff and administrators for years of service and above-and-beyond contributions to the College at the 24th annual Employee Awards on March 7. Four individual employees and one team were honored for extraordinary contributions to the College after nominations from their peers were selected by a committee of employees.
Meanwhile, two employees were recognized for the most years of service among the employees honored this year. Mary Beth Farr, a reference librarian, and Chad McCauley, a custodian, are each celebrating 30 years of service to the College. In addition, 28 employees received years of service recognition ranging from five years to 25 years.
See the full list of those recognized below. Faculty will be honored for their work at a College event later this spring.
Employee Recognition Award honorees
The Employee Recognition Award program honors those who have made a significant impact on the College through outstanding dedication, competence, exceptional performance, and excellent service to students and employees.
Nominees must demonstrate one or more of the following: commitment to the College’s mission and core values; commitment to promoting an inclusive academic/work environment; improvements in student service or satisfaction; improvements in a process that significantly increases efficiency; exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation; and/or performance far above and beyond normal expectations.
2023 Employee Recognition Award Honorees:
- Matthew Behan, inventory control specialist
- Thomas Gorman, administrative secretary for the Career Center
- Honora Kinney, CSJ, library assistant for the archives and technical services
- David Mankad, security officer
- The Counseling Center staff: Motier Haskins, assistant director of counseling services; Alan Martell, assistant director of counseling services; and Theda Smith, office assistant for counseling services
Just some of the Saint Rose employees honored for years of service to the College along with Saint Rose President Marcia White at the May 7, 2023, Employee Awards.
2023 Years of Service Award Honorees:
Mary Beth Farr, reference librarian
Chad McCauley, custodian
Jeffrey Knapp, associate vice president for human resources and risk management
Shannon Crisafulli, assistant to the vice president for finance and administration
Lynn Cantwell, director of services to students with disabilities
Joanna Dickerson, director of human resources
Eugenio Fernandez, HVAC II
Jennifer Richardson, associate vice president for student development, compliance and wellness
Victoria Vestal, coordinator of insurance and administrative services
Sean Wendell, music studio technician
Christopher Casey, custodian
Lluiza Fili, custodian
Sonia Joseph, custodian
Matthew Woods, director of the Academic Success Center
Liljana Ago, custodian
Nicholas Apisa, custodian
Matthew Behan, inventory control clerk
Melissa Biffer, associate registrar for contract programs
Rebecca Bonenfant, assistant director of campaign and special events
Jennifer Gish, associate vice president for marketing and communications
Edmonda Hoxha, custodian
Jahkiem Jacobs, custodian
Yvette Kelly, coordinator of counseling placements
Mark Lupo, athletics office and equipment coordinator
Fiona Lyons, library assistant-interlibrary loan
Brian Murphy, security officer
Les Ryan, carpenter
Micheala Tucker, administrative coordinator, Thelma P. Lally School of Education
Maria Vincent, director of prospect research
Eva Zyka, custodian