University at Albany

Excellence in Support Service

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three staff members received this tribute in 1996 for Excellence in Support Service.

Diane M. CardoneDiane M. CardoneAffirmative Action

Diane M. Cardone, Secretary II in the Office of Affirmative Action, has been praised by numerous administrators, faculty and staff for unsurpassed capabilities and dedication. The nervous student, the angry respondent to an Affirmative Action case, the faculty committee ready to conduct business are all greeted with a warm, professional demeanor by Cardone, and her answers to students or faculty making inquiries about policies are always on the mark. In five years with the Office, as with her entire 22-year career at the University, Cardone has shown willingness to accept new responsibilities and increased workload. She has helped with major sections of affirmative action plans for the University and the Research Foundation, and continues to work with the Coordinator of Sexual Harassment Advisors to maintain the program's efficiency. She has also arranged workshops and prepared monthly reports for the President's Task Force on Women's Safety.

Excellence in Support Service

Diane M. Cardone Michele Fox Alan Wilson
Diane M. Cardone
Affirmative Action
Michele Fox
Arts and Sciences
Alan Wilson
Custodial Services

Students participate in more than 200 student clubs and honor societies, and enjoy a busy calendar of campus events.