December Magis Award Winner!

Congratulations to Jess Durkin, our Dec. Magis Award Winner!
December Magis Award Winner!

Dear Members of the University Staff:

The University Staff Senate Recognition and Excellence Committee has picked the winner of the


Jessica Durkin

Administrative Assistant, Community and Government Relations

External Relations

How long have you worked at the University?

Since February 2016

What is your title?

Community & Government Relations Assistant

What do you like best about your job?

Working with the community. I love organizing events that bring the University community and the Scranton area together!

What do you like to do for fun?

Reading, going to the gym, spending time with family and friends, and especially hanging out with my Maltipoo, Nikko!


Other “Magis” nominees this month were:


December, 2018



Renee Giovagnoli


Cheryl Collarini

Center for Career Development

Janice Mecadon

Economics and Finance

Tara Blaine

Graduate Admissions

Donna Cochrane-Kalinoski


Janet Bernick


Lisa Cornell

Registrar/Academic Services

Jess Durkin

Community Relations

Carl O'Neil

University Advancement

Kathy Boock


Eileen Notarianni

Human Resources

Courtney Burke

Financial Aid

Don McCall

Technology Support

Daniella Teneva




Gina Butler

CAS Dean's Office

Kathy Mehall


Synthia Guthrie-Kretch

Mail Services

Ken Smoke


Amy Driscoll McNulty


Janet Scheiber


Michele Boughton

Residence Life

Mike Judge


Megan Davitt


Cassondra Steiner

Residence Life

Amy Hoegen

Campus Ministries

Erica Armstrong

University Police

Barb Evans

Library Circulations Services

Laura Richards

External Relations


Jess will receive a certificate for $50 worth of complimentary food at our fabulous University food service outlets, as well as, a reserved parking space for the month of their selection!  Each monthly winner is also invited to the Senate Recognition luncheon in May to receive a certificate of appreciation.  We congratulate our “winner” and all the other nominees for being recognized as “Magis” employees.

We hope you will join the Staff Senate in recognizing and nominating employees in the future and share our excitement for giving individuals the opportunity to be acknowledged for their outstanding efforts on behalf of our campus community.

The nominations must be submitted by mid-week, the last week of the month for the next drawing to pick a winner. 

You can use this link to obtain a nomination card

 Click here to see past recipients!

The card may be completed online and forwarded to Peggy Doolittle at . You may also print it out and send it to Peggy’s office in 401 Louis Brown Hall.  In addition, Nomination Cards will be available to Facilities Operations and University Police personnel through their supervisory chains of command. 


Gina Butler and Peggy Doolittle, Co-Chairs

Staff Senate Recognition and Excellence Committee

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