Freshmen and Seniors, Your Response Counts! NSSE Survey Reminder

Freshmen and seniors… If you received an email invitation to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), it is very important that you respond.  In appreciation for participating, students who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of three Visa gift cards worth $50 each.

Learn more about the survey here: 

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Service Excellence Award Winners 2017 :)

One of the long-standing traditions of our university is to publicly acknowledge the staff that have contributed to our success.  Each spring we hold the Service Excellence Dinner at which staff members who are celebrating a certain length of service to DeSales University are recognized.  It is also an opportunity for us to thank them for sharing their gifts with our community.  In addition, we invite newly hired employees and their guests to attend the dinner to welcome them to DeSales.  This year’s dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 11.

One of the highlights of the evening is the presentation of two awards: Christopher Braxmeier was selected as the Support Staff Employee of the Year, and Gracia Perilli was selected as the Professional Staff Employee of the Year.  I ask that you extend congratulations to Chris and Gracia for earning these distinctions and thank them for the valuable contributions they have made to the university over the years.

In addition to the Support Staff and Professional Staff employees of the year mentioned above, the following employees are celebrating service anniversaries:

Five year anniversaries:

Mary Liz Doyle-Tadduni, Corinne Feldman, Jane Harps, Milton Hysore, Kenneth Jones, Wendy Koenig, Joseph Leese, Amy Lowry, Melanie (Kay) Malek, Steven Marshall, Kathryn McNally, Maria McNally, Barbara Morici, Margaret Moyer, Jamie Nace, Patricia Riola, Pat Rizzolino, Laurie Rubio, Gail Vogel, and Michael Wagner.

Ten year anniversaries:

Elizabeth Elliott, Corey Fair, Heather Feeney, Deanne Fenstermacher, David Gilfoil, Andrea Grube, Patricia Hartman, Ann Michael, Juilene Osborne-McKnight, Luis Quinones, Richard Rabenold, Joseph Richter, Chad Serfass, Angelica Silva, and Deborah Whittaker.

Fifteen year anniversaries:

Marc Albanese, Tammi Eccleston, Andrew Essig, Gregory Jeffries, David Teel, and Galina Yermolenko.

Twenty year anniversaries:

Dorothy Antolick, Kathleen Ehrhardt, and Terry Russo.

Twenty-five year anniversaries:

Vincent Berkes, Boyce Jubilan, Brian Kane, and Gregory Kerr.

Thirty-five year anniversaries:

Rodger Berg, Joseph Colosi, and John Miller.

Forty-five year anniversaries:

Gregg Amore.

– Bernard F. O’Connor, OSFS, President

Questions on this email may be directed to Mary A. Gotzon at or ext. 2030.

Tonight: Student Government Association Information Session

Interested in making a difference on campus? Run for Student Government Association!! An information session will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in McShea Danko Room! This information session will answer all of your questions about positions, elections, events, and more!


If you cannot attend the meeting, please feel free to contact us!