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LIU Post Announces Recipients of the 2013 Green and Gold Staff Recognition Award


Stephanie Koithan,Internal Communications Coordinator
LIU Post, Long Island University

Brookville, N.Y. - Four exemplary LIU Post employees have been selected for the 2013 Green and Gold Staff Recognition Award, which recognizes staff members who have made a conscious and significant effort to improve their department or division, the campus and the university at large. This year’s recipients are: William Achnitz, Amy Arcario, Marie Fatcher and Danielle Fischer.

Recipients of the 5th Annual Green and Gold Staff Recognition Award receive an Award Certificate, recognition in the 2013 Commencement program, and two free tickets to Tilles Center for the Performing Arts for a select performance during the spring 2013 season. Full time employees also receive a designated reserved parking space for the rest of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Every year the award is given to three full-time staff recipients and one part-time, work-study, budget student or graduate assistant recipient. All members of the LIU Post community can nominate any LIU Post staff member or administrator for the award. Nominations for the award are submitted to and then reviewed by the Selection Committee, which consists of the Provost, Associate Provosts, Assistant Provosts, and the Registrar.

“Each recipient was selected for a unique set of contributions they bring to the betterment of the campus,” said Provost Paul Forestell.

Marie FatscherLearning Support Center employee Marie Fatcher is recognized for utilizing technology to streamline operations and enhance communication in Disability Support Services. Due largely to her innovations, the Center is a welcoming and helpful place to students with a range of needs, providing them with the resources they need to achieve academic success.

Danielle FischerDanielle Fischer, an employee at the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, is honored for taking a leadership role in adopting a new acquisitions software model, as well as her instruction of its functions to her coworkers.

Amy ArcarioRecipient and International Admissions employee Amy Arcario is lauded for her compassion, understanding and helpfulness when welcoming and acclimating international students to the campus culture and serving as a helpful resource along their academic journey.

William AchnitzWilliam Achnitz is the only student employee to receive the award this year. Achnitz is recognized for his work in Facilities Services, Student Life and Leadership Development, and the Recycling Program. As an active sustainability advocate, Achnitz is a key player in numerous campus environmental initiatives, including the Recycling Scholarship and the Sustainability Luncheon.

This year’s Green and Gold recipients will be honored on Thursday, April 25 at a special gathering of the Green & Gold Club, a social hour for faculty, staff and doctoral students that is held on select days throughout the semester. The gathering, which begins at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m., offers a selection of complimentary appetizers and refreshments.

Posted 04/23/2013

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