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.”
Members of Keuka College’s Rotaract Club did their best imitation of the Easter Bunny as they hid colorful plastic eggs in places on Norton Chapel lawn Thursday, March 28.
The club hid the eggs as part of the second annual Easter Egg Hunt.
“We chose to host an Easter egg hunt last year because we wanted to come up with a fun, different, campus-wide activity,” said Alex Morgan, president of the club. “We decided to do it again since it was a success last year, and most people liked Easter egg hunts when they were little. So we figured why not now as well?”
Students, faculty, and staff were invited to scour all corners of the Chapel lawn, in search of the eggs. For every six eggs someone found and turned in to a club member, they received a small bag of candy.
“This year we had two special prizes, a giant chocolate bunny and a large bag of Snickers,” said Morgan, a junior biology major from New Berlin. “The first person to find the special golden egg picked at a prize. After that, the golden egg was hidden again.”
Matthew Williams, a sophomore criminology/criminal justice major from Valley Stream, chose the bunny, while Darrcy Matthews, a junior management major from De Kalb Junction, chose the bag of Snickers.
Rotaract Clubs are Rotary-sponsored service organizations for young men and women ages 18- 30. Students who have taken part in 60 percent of the club’s community service activities, participated in two fund-raisers, and attended at least one campus-wide event are eligible for induction.
Imagination. Courage. Determination. Partnership. Accountability. Curiosity. Those six traits and four community service initiatives will be shared by six Keuka students at the regional Enactus competition in Baltimore, Md. March 22.
Enactus is an international, non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. The international organization formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) changed its name to Enactus this fall.
Regional winners automatically receive an invitation to the national competition, which Keuka has done nine of the past 11 years. This year’s nationals will be held May 21-23 in Kansas City, Mo.
The Keuka team will deliver a 17-minute presentation outlining four community service projects it completed this year, Including:
Members of the presentation team include:
The team is coached by faculty adviser Sam Ferrara, assistant professor of management.