Rising Star Award

This award recognizes a new (1-5 years) Professional Staff Member’s current achievement and future capacity. Recipients have been identified by peers as a person who, although new,  has already contributed in a meaningful way and has demonstrated the ability to serve in a greater capacity going forward.

Rising Star Award Recipients

2018/2019 Elizabeth Elvira: Administrative Assistant, School of Humanities

2017/2018 Daisy Torres-Baez: Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives

2016/2017 JeanMarie Garofolo De Sa: Executive Assistant to Dean of LAS

Bridge Builder Award

Requiring no minimum length of service, this award recognizes a Professional Staff Member that consistently fosters positive collaboration; someone who has been identified by peers as a person who has worked consistently to increase collaboration among campus departments and groups. The recipient will be a staff member who has demonstrated this collaboration in past projects or through daily interactions.

Bridge Builder Award Recipients

2018/2019 Lauren Johnson: College Prevention Coordinator

2017/2018 Odile Delgado-Lamarre: Assistant to the Chair, School of Humanities

2016/2017 MaryKate O’Keefe: Admissions Event Coordinator

Leader of the Pack Award

Presented to someone with 10+ years of service who is a leader in their subject area, this award recognizes  a Professional Staff Member with specialized knowledge that is important to the Campus. This is a staff member who is a valued source of knowledge for peers. The Leader of the Pack Award will celebrate this career body of knowledge.

Leader of the Pack Award Recipients

2018/2019  Paul Nicholson: Director of the Educational Opportunity Program

2017/2018 Barbara Moore: Director of Institutional Research

2016/2017 Theresa McElwaine: Senior Web Content Specialist, Academic Affairs

 Nomination Process and Deadlines

The acceptance and final deadline for the nomination of a colleague for the 2019/2020 academic year will be available during the spring 2020 semester.

Nomination submission will require:

  • Name of Staff Member you are nominating
  • Their length of service
  • Brief list of their accomplishments
  • Brief narrative of why your nominee should receive this award