Regional Award Winner

Julie Hart (right) presents donated supplies to Hassina Adams, ’17 (left) at the Northside Learning Center. Hart is being honored with the Association of Community College Trustees’ 2018 Northeast Regional Professional Board Staff Member Award.

Julie Hart will receive the Association of Community College Trustees’ (ACCT) prestigious 2018 Northeast Regional Professional Board Staff Member Award. She will be presented the award in October in New York City. As the winner of the northeast region award she is also a candidate for the organization’s national Association Professional Board Staff Member Award. Hart serves Onondaga Community College as the Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Hart was nominated for the award by OCC Board of Trustees officers including; Chair Allen J. Naples, Vice Chair Melanie Littlejohn and Secretary John P. Sindoni, Esq. In the submission to the ACCT Chairman Naples wrote:

“As Chairman of the OCC Board of Trustees, I can personally say that Ms. Hart and her commitment to the Board is the glue that keeps our Board together and working smoothly. She seamlessly coordinates all of the meetings; ensures that all of the materials are confirmed and up to date for each meeting; develops board agendas and drafts resolutions for the myriad of issues and programs on which the Board votes; and manages all related Board roles, activities, retreats and schedules. Ms. Hart ensures that each Board member is informed of new college events for participation.”

Hart was also recognized for her willingness to take on leadership roles which extend beyond her specific duties and the assistance she constantly provides students. “She excels at making students feel they have been heard and are valued. She cares about the human spirit, understands the value of offering a kind word or a snack to a hungry student, is always willing to call Advising to work out an issue on a student’s behalf and is capable of helping a student understand a financial aid memo. All of these caring and wonderful gestures to all of our students makes her an invaluable member of our campus community,” wrote Chairman Naples.

Congratulations to Julie Hart, recipient of the ACCT’s 2018 Northeast Regional Professional Board Staff Member Award!

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