Lupercio and Sandoval-Dancs Receive Exceptional Service Award
Staff members Rosie Lupercio and Jennifer Sandoval-Dancs have been announced as recipients of the 2014 Exceptional Service Awards at CMC’s Spring Staff Luncheon on April 29.First initiated in 2006, two members of the staff of the College are recognized annually and nominated by students, staff and faculty. The final decision on the winners is made by a selection committee of students, staff and faculty. The award includes a $1,000 prize and recognizes employees who best represent the Claremont McKenna College ideals of leadership, commitment, teamwork, and excellence.
Rosie Lupercio works in Facilities and Campus Services as a building attendant for Auen Hall.
Ernie Iseminger, vice president for advancement and external affairs and chair of the Exceptional Service Award committee in announcing her selection, had this to say: “In addition to her considerable duties in the residence hall—which she keeps “spotless”—Rosie takes the extra time to create relationships with her student family: greeting them with a ready smile and warm hello and inquiring about what is going on in their lives. Rosie’s exceptional work ethic and exuberant warmth mark her as one of this year’s recipients of CMC’s Exceptional Service Award.”
Jennifer Sandoval-Dancs is the director of admission.
“Known for her grace under pressure, Jennifer balances her challenging responsibilities with a warm smile and infectious laughter,” said Iseminger of her selection. “One nominator noted that ‘she has been, overall, an inspirational, compassionate woman who demonstrates ideal professionalism and respect towards others.’ In the ever-changing world of college admission, flexibility, clear communication skills, and dedication are all valuable traits, and Jennifer’s outstanding demonstration of these qualities mark her as a recipient of this year’s Exceptional Service Award.”
Members of this year’s Award committee included, in addition to Iseminger: Max Benavidez, associate vice president for public affairs & communications; David Edwards, manager of Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum; Ron Riggio, associate dean of faculty; Andy Busch, director of Rose Institute; Michelle Chamberlain, Robert Day School director of external relations; Lina Pan ’16; Jack Grodhal ’16; Carter Wilkinson ’14; Nathan Falk ’14.
Exceptional Service Award recipient Rosie Lupercio with President Hiram Chodosh and Vice President for Advancement and External Affairs Ernie Iseminger.