What is your most significant accomplishment?
My greatest professional accomplishment is not a single exploit, but rather cumulative efforts that have led to meaningful impact in the lives of others. For me, the accomplishment is being in positions that afford me the ability to affect positive change. One such example is that I helped found the new honors program when I was at Marist College. Hundreds of students have gone through that educational program, and many more will continue to do so for years to come. Knowing how many students will be impacted by that fills me with immense joy and pride.
Being in a position to teach and educate students throughout my career has been a remarkable honor, and another piece of cumulative impact. Sometimes the most significant are when I hear from a student, I taught years ago and they share with me the difference I made in their life, or how I inspired them to be bold and pursue something new and exciting. That’s when you realize the power of what you do as an educator and the responsibility that goes along with it. The privilege of that responsibility has been my greatest professional achievement.
This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.