Three Roanoke College staff members recognized for outstanding work
Salem Va. - Colleen Quigley, Juliet Lowery and Sarah Battaglia recently received awards for outstanding work at Roanoke College during the 2012-2013 academic year. These staffers, who work in the College's Division of Student Affairs, were recognized last month.
Outstanding New Staff Member Award: Colleen Quigley
Colleen Quigley, staff counselor, received the Outstanding New Staff Member Award for counseling students during the five years that she has worked at Roanoke.
Quigley serves as a positive mentor for students who are struggling with the stresses of college and life. A strong advocate of campus activities, Quigley encourages students to participate in campus events that will help them overcome difficulties. She has participated in film screenings and panel discussions for the Women's Forum series, collaborated with sexual assault training, and she was the primary contributor to "Student Health 101", an online magazine at Roanoke.
Beyond Roanoke, Quigley has served as president and event coordinator for the Roanoke Area Counselors Association.
Outstanding Collaboration with Academic Affairs Award: Juliet Lowery
Juliet Lowery, director of Multicultural Affairs, received the Outstanding Collaboration with Academic Affairs Award. Lowery promotes cultural and religious diversity on campus and in the community, and she often works with other college departments to plan events.
That includes working with the Honors Program, English Professor Dr. Mike Heller and the Donald L. Jordan Endowment for the Humanities to bring Eboo Patel, the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, to Roanoke. Also, Lowery has worked with the College's Modern Language Departments to plan a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration and a Caribbean Musical Trio performance.
Lowery mentors students from diverse backgrounds and organizes leadership and scholarship opportunities for them. She was named Roanoke's Outstanding Organization Advisor in 2012.
Lowery became director of Multicultural Affairs in 2008, after serving as interim director.
Outstanding Staff Member Award: Sarah Battaglia
Sarah Battaglia, campus safety coordinator, received the Outstanding Staff Member Award.
Battaglia, who has worked at Roanoke since 2007, maintains the organization, regulation and prosperity of the Campus Safety division. This past year, she was instrumental in organizing meetings, collecting documents and keeping detailed meeting minutes for a departmental review.
Battaglia's behind-the-scenes hard work and organizational skills keep the Campus Safety office on top of special events and projects.
Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful, undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just seven percent of colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review lists Roanoke as the 18th most beautiful campus in its "Best 376 Colleges" 2012 guidebook.
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Released: October 1, 2013
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