On Wednesday, December 7, faculty and staff filled Bank Street’s auditorium for this winter’s installment of the quarterly All-College Meeting. The meeting, presented by Staff Council, offered a moment to express appreciation for the work of colleagues, and also to look ahead and think constructively about the challenges and opportunities the College may encounter in the coming years.
Recognizing Distinguished Service
After brief announcements regarding Information Technology (website developments and Gmail migration) and Communications (college news production), President Elizabeth Dickey presented the first annual Outstanding Service Award. Co-hosted by Human Resources and Staff Council, the award is a new initiative designed to recognize the hard work and service of one non-teaching member of the college community.
This year, Bank Street recognized the spirited dedication of Cheryl Simon, Institutional Advancement’s Communications Coordinator. Praising Simon’s work, Senior Graphic Designer John Bellacosa said:
I’ve worked with Cheryl for nearly seven years, and the great thing about her is that everyone knows her and wants to work with her. She started in an administrative position and wanted a different kind of challenge, so she started learning elements of design and photography, and took on managing work with printers and other vendors. She has a great rapport with our clients—the people who use our services throughout the college. She continues to rise to the occasion, and she’s universally beloved around here.
Simon is humble about the award. When asked how she feels about the honor, she smiled and said:
It’s scary. Do you want to know why? I’m not one to