Today, we honor with the Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Instructional Staff in Clerical Function:
Florinda Mattia, Administrative Assitant, Office of Recruitment and Admissions.
You have been a member of the College community since 2002, beginning in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. In 2003, you moved to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions to assist with Graduate Admissions. In your current position, you were assigned the difficult task of processing all graduate applications, which involves collecting and organizing incoming documents, data entry, preparing folders for evaluation, working with academic departments regarding the admissions process, and, perhaps most importantly, assisting prospective students with their applications. Your interpersonal skills are exceptional, whether you are interfacing with faculty, staff, or, as you call them “your students.” In fact, your supervisor refers to you as a “student advocate.” Beyond your commitment to Graduate Admissions, you have recently become heavily involved in the Teachers on Sabbatical Program, bringing your pleasant and helpful personality and professionalism to yet another program on campus.
Your dedication and humanity provide a shining example to the entire College community.