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Inside Xavier

May 2009

Faculty & staff news

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May 16, 2009

Commencement. For the Xavier community, it all comes down to this one special day in May. All that we do, in some way, shape or form, points to this day. Each year, the cycle is renewed, as it has been since 1831, without ever losing an ounce of meaning or excitement?an unbroken line connecting Xavier's earliest days to the future. In honor of that tradition, we invite you to enjoy a gallery of scenes from this year's graduation ceremonies. May's Xavier Faces are Scot Buzza, director of liturgical music for Xavier, and Beverly Bobbitt, assistant director for Residence Life. 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 new 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.

Jody Geisen Jody Geisen, Administrative Assistant, Men's Basketball
Jody Geisen plays a key role in providing assistance to coaches and to the families of players. Further, her depth of understanding of the relationship between development, alumni and athletics is a wonderful asset to the important work of University Relations, for whom she goes the extra mile in expediting requests of coaches or getting "thank you" notes for key donors.

Adrian Schiess Adrian Schiess, Director, Student Success and Retention
Adrian Schiess is known for his fairness and for treating students equally as he helps them deal with the individual issues that lead them to his office door. His huge impact on students is clear to see. Through his day-to-day work, Schiess gives Xavier students every opportunity to succeed, turning away no one who needs his help and following up later to make sure they are doing well.

Thomas Clark Thomas Clark, Castellini Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies, Williams College of Business
Thomas Clark is a wonderful colleague who has devoted a significant amount of his personal time to mentoring many new faculty members. He is the type of instructor former students turn to for advice before they interview or for a letter of recommendation. Clark has even extended his expertise to students' relatives and to those in the broader community.

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.