Front row (l-r): Katherine Black, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Lynn Galvin; and Provost Sharon L. Vasquez. Back row (l-r): former A&S Dean Joseph Voelker and Galvin's granddaughters -- Chloe, Brooke, Molly, and Sarah Wendy.
Lynn Galvin, assistant to the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (A&S), was presented with the third annual Academic Staff Excellence Award on Thursday, April 24.
Provost Sharon L. Vasquez surprised Galvin with the award during a meeting of the A&S faculty and staff in Auerbach Auditorium. Adding to the surprise, a number of Galvin’s family members filed into the auditorium for the award presentation.
Galvin was recognized for her demonstrated commitment to the University mission and its core values of integrity, creativity, and excellence. In their nomination letters to the selection panel, members of the University community highlighted Galvin’s qualities of professionalism, wisdom, energy, and commitment.
In presenting the award to Galvin, Provost Vasquez read comments from several of the letters that were submitted in support of her nomination:
“Lynn has established an outstanding record of community building activities in the College, the University, and beyond.”
“Lynn is an inexhaustible source of good cheer and encouragement. She selflessly credits others for enhancements that she initiated, but that clearly benefit all of us.”
“Her calm nature, her competence, her consistency, and her dedication are all qualities that benefit the University.”
“Lynn works with a style that goes beyond any job description one could write for the positions she has held. She conducts herself professionally and not once have I seen her become overwhelmed by a given task or assignment.”