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Inside Xavier

June 2009

Faculty & staff news


PREP for 2013

Scarcely a month has passed since we said goodbye to the Class of 2009, and already PREP events?like the one in this month's gallery?are in high gear for the Class of 2013. This fall's freshman class will likely be one of the most notable in Xavier history, and it's clear the University is moving into the ranks of the nation's elite schools. Congratulations for helping make that happen. June's Xavier Faces are Pickett Slater Harrington, an associate in the James C. and Delrose M. Eigel Center for Community Engaged Learning, and Patrick Welage, adjunct professor in the Department of Theology. And of course, we have our regular features as well. We invite you to send us your thoughts or suggestions.

Employee Recognition

Inside Xavier is pleased to spotlight the University's monthly Employee Recognition Program, which publicly recognizes individuals who consistently reflect our Jesuit mission in terms of being men and women for others, consistently go the extra mile in their efforts and consistently put Xavier's interests ahead of their own. This honor is part of a larger initiative of the President's Administrative Council to better inform, connect and recognize faculty, staff and administrators throughout the institution. Honorees are selected by the President's Cabinet. If you would like to nominate someone for employee recognition, fill out our nomination form.

Ida SchickIda Schick, Professor and Chair, Health Services Administration
Ida Schick sees health care as a mission, and she strives to imbue Xavier?s HSA students with the same vision. She is consistently kind and thoughtful, giving credit where credit is due, and avoids seeking praise for her own efforts and successes. Further, Schick consistently works to improve the HSA program and, toward that end, engages in a variety of collaborative efforts with other institutions. Beyond her busy work schedule and full family life, Schick finds time for various community-service projects and service on health numerous health care-related boards.

Jill HantoJill Hanto, Banquet/Conference Director, The Cintas Center
Jill Hanto represents Xavier with grace and professionalism. She serves many businesses and individual clients each year, and in the process does a wonderful job of promoting Xavier as a great place to hold meetings, conferences or special events. Hanto?s compassion, sincerity and attention to detail are evident in her interactions with a wide range of on- and off-campus constituents. Beyond Xavier, Hanto shares her many talents with various charities and awareness efforts.

Jo Ann PlunkettJo Ann Plunkett, Program Assistant, Office of Graduate Services
Jo Ann Plunkett?s passion for Xavier is obvious in everything she does. She daily demonstrates both her commitment to her duties and her knowledge of what the University is all about. Plunkett arrives early and seldom leaves the office on time, paying close attention to detail and leaving no stone unturned as she completes all or her responsibilities?including those in her job description and those inherited from open positions. Her work truly emulates that which is good at Xavier.

Grow Xavier New Faces at Xavier Faculty Staff Accomplishments

If you know a fellow employee who goes above and beyond
to make Xavier a better place for all,
be sure to nominate him or her.