In the nomination packet received by the selection panel, members of our University community highlighted many of Donna's qualities that serve as an example to others. Here is a sampling:
“She continues in her multi-tasking roles, and she is an incomparable miracle worker!”
“She shows an amazing resourcefulness—an initiative, efficiency, and creativity that are breathtaking.”
“She has a rich talent for binding the members of the department together, a talent that promotes harmony and a happy working environment for all, and she promotes the University’s mission and emphasis on community.”
“She is truly exemplary, a role model for any aspirant to her level of professional expertise. I cannot conceive of someone bettering her performance.”
“The University is very fortunate to have someone of her exceptional caliber working so tirelessly to improve operations of its academic and administrative community.”
The following list of just a sampling of the qualities exemplified by Marlene:
"She continues to be a patient teacher, quick problem solver, and excellent communicator."
"She sees the big picture, and has always been willing to step outside of her assigned role to contribute toward the larger mission of the department and college."
"She is a talented professional who has demonstrated her unwavering commitment to the University community and inspires that commitment in others."
"I know of no one who is more dedicated to building a culture that respects all of its members and celebrates their contributions."
"Through her leadership in the nursing program, she has guided many nurses in Connecticut to become leaders in their respective fields."
"I can rely on her to proactively and reliably work for greater well-being of students, faculty, and staff."
"She exhibits a personal sense of pride and joy in working for the University of Hartford that is contagious."