Very merry awards celebrate service and teaching in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Jennifer Rocheleau, secretary to then history department, made a most deserving recipient of an award recognizing staff service in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, professor Miriam Wright told attendees at the faculty’s end-of-year celebration, Wednesday in Vanier Hall.

“Jennifer has given department heads valued advice and assistance in navigating the sometimes baffling world of university administration,” said Dr. Wright. “She patiently and cheerfully helps faculty members with their research and teaching needs. She offers students a sympathetic ear and practical guidance.”

Wright said Rocheleau’s exemplary service has helped to make the history department a welcoming place for all.

Rocheleau’s award was one of four made Wednesday at the annual event, hosted by acting dean Bob Orr.

The Meritorious Service Award for Full-Time Faculty was presented to Veronika Mogyorody, School of Creative Innovation, in recognition of her contributions to well-designed learning spaces.

The Meritorious Service Award for Part-Time Faculty was given to Simon du Toit, School of Dramatic Art and Department of Communication, Media & Film, acknowledging his reputation as a tireless advocate for students.

Psychology professor Jill Jackson-Singleton received the Kathleen E. McCrone Teaching Award; Dr. McCrone cited her impact in the classroom and her leadership in promoting learning-outcomes based practice.

The event concluded with a reading by associate dean Lionel Walsh of a comic, Newfoundland ’Twas the Night Before Christmas.

— by Autumn Tousignant