Today, we honor with the Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Instructional Staff in CLT and OIT Specialists Title:
Valeria Belmonti, Director, Modern Language Media Center
You began your tenure at the College as a student, receiving your Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, summa cum laude, in 2005. As a student you served the Department of Modern Languages as an Italian language tutor and as supervisor of the language lab. After graduation from CSI, you became the Assistant Director of the Media Center, and then Director in 2008. In this role, you have worked diligently, conducting research on other language labs, polling the entire department faculty on their opinions, and securing the funds necessary to transform the Center into a truly modern facility that provides invaluable assistance and resources for our students. In addition, you are often the first contact for students, taking the time to assist them with questions they have regarding placement exams, and often recommending students with high placement scores for upper-level Italian courses. You have further served the department by conducting a number of workshops in topics such as study abroad opportunities to software training.
Your years of tireless hard work and service have been a great asset to this College, its students, and faculty.