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.

Mary Lou WesemanMary Lou Weseman, School of Social Welfare

Ms. Mary Lou Weseman began her service to UAlbany in 1976, as a clerk typist for the Professional Development Program. She developed her many talents as a manager, organizer and team player through a series of positions in the School of Social Welfare leading ultimately to her present appointment, in 2001, as Senor Administrative Assistant for the Social Work Education Consortium. In her current role, Mary Lou serves a State-wide constituency across seven regions that includes most of New York's 57 counties and five boroughs. In addition to managing the Consortium's coordinating office in Albany, Mary Lou processes personnel and purchasing transactions through the program's fiscal agent, helps to set up field training sites, and provides general support and assistance in anticipating and addressing the many complex details and issues that often accompany large, distributed organizations. Mary Lou is praised in her nomination dossier for her ability to make things happen effortlessly, for the pride she takes in her work, and for her kind and generous spirit. She is a wonderful UAlbany ambassador in the surrounding community. Her nominator observes that "While I am sure you will review many outstanding applications, Ms. Weseman's record is sure to stand out for the duration and breadth of her service to the University, Capital Region and State."

Excellence in Support Service

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

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