Seven Marymount University employees were honored with Saints Making a Difference Staff Council Awards at a Jan. 12 ceremony at the Main House. The awards were sponsored by the Marymount University Staff Council.
In addition to a certificate, each recipient was presented a gift card by President Matthew D. Shank. The winners were:
Ana-Sofia Alcaraz, coordinator, Education Abroad, Common Ground Values, for exemplifying the mission statement that unites the diverse Marymount community: intellectual curiosity, service to others, and global perspective. In her second year at MU, Alcaraz was praised for the passion she brings to her job, especially when it comes to celebrating cultural diversity.
Kaitlyn Athing, head womens lacrosse coach, Going the Extra Mile, for efforts demonstrated in service quality, timeliness, and follow-through and a willingness to help fellow employees. A seven-year MU employee, Athing has headed the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and has partnered with groups across campus to host and lead events.
Michael Bowen, campus safety lieutenant, Student Experience Commitment, for working toward a student-centered university atmosphere, promotion of student access, well-being, and success. Bowen, at MU for 20 years, was praised for always making sure student needs are met. His welcoming manner also sets the tone for a positive campus experience for prospective students and parents.
Catherine Brocker, director, Student Health Center, Outstanding Leadership, for excellence in creating a positive environment for colleagues and enabling staff to deliver highly effective work. During her three years at Marymount, she has led the effort to improve services, update electronic medical records and get the health center accredited.
Christine Brown, administrative assistant, School of Business, Community Service and Outreach, for exemplary contributions to the campus environment and local community. A three-year employee, She has played a key role in planning events for freshmen and coordinates the Salvation Armys Angel Tree initiative through the School of Business.
Courtney Carey, assistant registrar, Teamwork & Collaboration, for demonstration of an exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation. A two-year employee, she is instrumental to the success of the universitys commencement ceremonies. During commencement season she works daily with multiple offices, answering questions, clarifying information, and researching specific student situations.
Dr. Joseph Provenzano, director, Faculty Development, Teaching, Instructional Design, Going the Extra Mile, for efforts demonstrated in service quality, timeliness, and follow-through and a willingness to help fellow employees. In his second year at Marymount, Provenzano was praised for being everywhere on campus and helping everyone do everything.
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Seven Marymount University were honored with Saints Making a Difference Staff Council Awards at an awards ceremony on Jan. 12 at the Main House. Pictured from left, Christine Brown, Catherine Brocker, Dr. Joseph Provenzano, Marymount President Matthew Shank, Ana-Sofia Alcaraz, Michael Bowen and Courtney Carey. Kate Athing is not pictured.