UMass Dartmouth community recognizes excellence in service at annual awards ceremony

Ceremony celebrates those who have been with the university 10 years or more in addition to the monthly CARES honorees

40 years of service
More than 140 faculty and staff have achieved milestone anniversaries in 2015- for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service.

The UMass Dartmouth community came together last Wednesday, December 2, for an annual ceremony to recognize faculty and staff who demonstrate an extraordinary level of service excellence year-round. The ceremony celebrated those who have been with the university 10 years or more in addition to the monthly Chancellor’s Award Recognizing Excellence in Service (CARES).

More than 140 faculty and staff have achieved milestone anniversaries in 2015- for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service.

Celebrating 40 years

Ann M. Welch, of Fall River, MA

Associate Registrar, University Records

Ms. Welch began her career as a Staff Assistant in University Records in June, 1975.  She was promoted to Assistant Director in 1985 and to Associate Director of the Registrar’s Office in 2000. 

Anthony J. Miraglia, of Dartmouth, MA

Professor, Fine Arts Department

Professor Miraglia began as an instructor in September, 1975 in the Department of Fine Arts.  In September of 1978 he was promoted to Assistant Professor and awarded tenure in 1981.  He became an Associate Professor in 1983 and full professor in Fine Arts in 1991.

Robert P. Waxler, of Dartmouth, MA

Professor, English Department

Professor Waxler began his career as an Assistant Professor for English in 1975.  In September of 1980 he was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor; and promoted to full Professor in 1986. He co-founded the internationally known alternative sentencing program for criminal offenders, Changing Lives Through Literature (CLTL) program in 1991.

Celebrating 35 years

Kenneth W. Johnson, of New Bedford, MA

Carpenter II, Facilities

Charles A. McNeil, of Providence, RI

Systems & Digital Services Librarian, Library Systems

Kathleen L. Eubanks, of Acushnet, MA

Bursar, Bursar Office

Celebrating 30 years

Elvira Smith, of Fall River, MA

Family Counselor, College of Nursing

Sandra L. O’Donnell, of Onset, MA

Systems Analyst II, IT Service Center

Brenda J. Ferreira, of Swansea, MA

Accountant I, Athletic Department

Nora G. Barnes, of Attleboro, MA

Chancellor Professor, Management & Marketing Department

Robin A. Couto, of New Bedford, MA

Administrative Assistant II, College of Nursing

Karen E. Monahan, of East Freetown, MA

Clerk IV, Economics Department

Antonio H. Costa, of Dartmouth, MA

Professor, Electrical/Computer Engineering Department

On a monthly basis the CARES award recognizes a UMass Dartmouth faculty or staff member who went above and beyond the call of duty in service to students, faculty, staff and the University community.

CARES Honorees

Adam Hausknecht, of New Bedford, MA

Professor, Mathematics, December 2014

Henry Ducharme, of Rochester, MA

Institutional Maintenance Foreman, Facilities, January 2015

Michael Marino, of Weymouth, MA

Assistant Dean, School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST), February 2015

Kathryn Doan, of Dartmouth, MA

Clerk IV, Leduc Center for Civic Engagement, March 2015

Kevin Curow, of Plymouth, MA

Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, April 2015

Glaucia Silva, of Bristol, RI

Associate Professor, Portuguese, May 2015

Matthew Sylvain, of Dartmouth, MA

Associate Librarian, Library, June 2015

Sherri Nickel-Milstone, of Dartmouth, MA

Coordinator of Student Support Services, University Extension, July 2015

Marjorie Fernandes, of New Bedford, MA

Administrative Assistant I, Office of Student Affairs, August 2015

Andrew Karberg, of Warren, RI

Director of Research Compliance, Institutional Ethics & Compliance, September 2015

Annette Conrad, of Dartmouth, MA

Clerk IV, Charlton College of Business, October 2015

Ricardo Rosa, of New Bedford, MA

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, November 2015

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional economic, social, and cultural development. UMass Dartmouth's mandate to serve its community is realized through countless partnerships, programs, and other outreach efforts to engage the community, and apply its knowledge to help address local issues and empower others to facilitate change for all.

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