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Working in the Office of the President a ‘Privilege’ Thanks to Lori Haines

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of profiles of 2014 Work Study Supervisor of the Year nominees. The winner will be announced at a luncheon Thursday, April 17.

As each semester begins, senior Darrcy Matthews looks forward to attending her job in the Office of the President.

In fact she believes it is a privilege, thanks to her work study supervisor Lori Haines, assistant secretary to the Board of Trustees/board liaison and presidential support specialist. That’s why Matthews nominated Haines for the Work Study Supervisor of the Year Award.

“Lori has made me feel absolutely welcome in the office since the day that I interviewed for this position,” said Matthews. “She has taught me ways to complete inner-office tasks which allows me to take initiative on my own and make me believe I am a valued employee of the office.”

Matthews said Haines always makes sure to tell her that the work she completes is important, and that Haines appreciates her help.

“I wanted to nominate Lori for this award so I can do the same thing for her,” said Matthews. “Lori has been an amazing work study supervisor for me. She deserves this award not just because of the way that she treats me, but also the way that she treats every person with whom she comes in contact.”

Matthews said it is safe to say that Haines is always busy, whether it be planning for a board meeting or commencement, or completing any tasks that the president or others may ask of her. The people that know her, added Matthews, also know that “Lori will do everything necessary to complete any task that is asked of her—with a smile and the best attitude that I have ever seen.”

Added Matthews: “Lori is the hardest worker I have ever seen and deserves to be rewarded for something at which she has truly succeeds. Nominating Lori is just one way that I can show my gratitude to her for making my work study time at Keuka College a challenging, gratifying, and enjoyable experience.”

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