The College of Arts and Sciences recently presented the 2018 Barbara Cooke Staff Appreciation Awards to Anne Marie Cirullo, office coordinator in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and Nancy Fields, office coordinator in the School of Communication.
Sociology and Criminal Justice Department Chair Doug Eichar says, “Anne Marie is always ready to answer students’ questions. She is never too busy to listen and offer suggestions of support as students continually seek her encouragement in matters related to academic and social quandaries.” Cirullo received the same award just three years ago while working in the Mathematics Department.
Fields was recognized for being instrumental in the research for and implementation of upgrades to the classrooms and lab in Abrahms Hall, and for her contributions to thorough and accurate program assessment reports in both Cinema and Communication. Jack Banks, School of Communication co-director says, “Because of Nancy’s intelligence, strong work ethic, and professionalism, she accomplishes far more than would be expected for a half-time position.” This is her second Barbara Cooke Award in the last several years.
Barbara Cooke worked for the University from 1989-2004 in the Departments of Psychology and Institutional Research and in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s office. She generously established an award in recognition for and appreciation of staff contributions to the College of Arts and Sciences and the University community. Awardees must demonstrate leadership and a high degree of competency in their positions. In addition, they must demonstrate a positive attitude in their interactions with co-workers, faculty, and students, as well as inspire others by their enthusiasm and dedication.