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 2008 for Excellence in Support Service.

Dawn Guinan, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy

Ms. Dawn Guinan first joined UAlbany as a keyboard specialist in the Registrar's Office and over the past decade has been appointed to a series of classified positions culminating in her current appointment as Secretary II in the Dean's Office of Rockefeller College. In that position she has served an outgoing dean, an interim dean, and a brand-new dean. To all who know her, Dawn brings a wonderful combination of skills and a sense of humor that makes her a delight to work with whether you are a supervisor, a peer, a faculty member, a student, a member of a foreign delegation, or a visitor to the University. She is a first-rate professional and a key staff member for Rockefeller College. Her efforts have been instrumental in making the Dean's Office operate efficiently, in relating to the College's Advisory Board, and in helping to create a positive atmosphere for the College's many constituencies. In her understated way, Dawn also presses for quality responses from others when things are not done right. According to her nominator, "if we all followed her example the university would function at a higher level."

Excellence in Support Service

  Linda Papa Mary Lou Weseman

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Linda Papa
Department of Reading
Mary Lou Weseman
School of Social Welfare

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