Marymount University honored six employees with its inaugural Saints Make a Difference Staff Council Awards at a luncheon Aug. 24 in Gerard Dining Hall.
Director of Athletics Jamie Reynolds won The Outstanding Leadership Award and Assistant Director of Leadership Development Anne Aichele earned the Student Experience Commitment Award. Going the Extra Mile awards went to Ralph Ennis, maintenance mechanic in the Physical Plant; Sandra Manning, administrative secretary in the School of Education and Human Services; Rebecca Barnes, administrative assistant for the Physical Therapy Department; and Betty McGrath, administrative secretary in the School of Business Administration.
Marymount President Matthew D. Shank presented the winners with certificates and gift cards.
Reynolds was praised for leading the athletic department through several changes during the past year. A 2003 Marymount graduate, she played lacrosse and basketball, served as womens lacrosse coach, associate director of athletics and director of athletics advancement, and acting athletics director. She was named to her current role in July.
Aichele, who works in the office of Student Development and Activities, has been in her current position since 2013. Prior to that she was director of disability support services. Shes known for motivating student orientation leaders and encouraging them to have fun and make the most of their experience.
Ennis has been at Marymount since 1995. Hes known for going the extra mile, coming in early on snow and ice days to make sure everyone stays safe. Friendly and caring, he constantly checks on others to make sure they have what they need.
Manning is a go-to person in the School of Education and Human Services. Colleagues say she exemplifies the spirit of service to others, possessing an infectious enthusiasm and a willingness to help. She has been an administrative secretary since 2006 and is devoted to students, staff, faculty and administrators.
Barnes has worked at Marymount since 2001 but has been an administrative assistant in the Department of Physical Therapy only since January. Her peers say she hit the ground running, assisting with the programs re-accreditation process and move to a new facility. She greets faculty, students and visitors with a smile.
McGrath, who has been at Marymount since 2011, mastered a number of new skills, remained patient despite a hectic work load and was a calming influence when the School of Business Administration moved to new offices. Shes also been a helpful mentor to new staffers.
Michael Anuszkiewicz, president of the Staff Council, said the awards will be given annually.
Marymount University honored six employees with its inaugural “Saints Make a Difference” Staff Council Awards at a luncheon Aug. 24 in Gerard Dining Hall. Four awardees are pictured with Marymount President Matthew D. Shank, who presented the honors. From left, Rebecca Barnes, Betty McGrath, Dr. Shank, Ralph Ennis and Jamie Reynolds.