Susanne, Abigail and Madga - Thank you for taking on the additional task of overseeing and administering the HEERF student emergency fund process. You graciously added this on to your many responsibilities. These funds are making a difference for our students--you are making a difference for our students.

Maria Coons
administrator

Thank you for your flexibility when we pivoted from in-person to remote and then back to in-person Board meetings. Thank you for coming to campus with me when very few people were here to assist with the Board election candidate filings. Thank you for your patience as we continue to look for ways to make the development of the Board packet more streamlined, and for your attention to detail in managing the many moving parts associated with shared governance.

Maria Coons
Administrator

Wayne, Thank you so much for what you and all of our custodian and facility workers do for taking care of our campus and always being there! You are much appreciated my friend! Chris Dobson, Instructional Multimedia Developer Academy for Teaching Excellence

Christopher Dobson
Academy for Teaching Excellence Staff

Thank you to the dedicated and hardworking Communication Team. You kept us informed, communication up to date during constant changing times, and for the last minute changes to townhall, and all campus meetings. You kept the campus informed! Thank you for always pitching in and being professional.

Laura Brown
Administrator

Thank you for always taking care of us by taking care of our areas. Not only was everything as nice as when we left in March 2020, but plants that were left behind have been thriving under your great care. Thank you so much for everything you do!

Erika Hartman
Staff

Angelica and Beth epitomize Harper's core values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence. I cannot thank enough for your unwavering support in serving OMD students, in responsive and thoughtful ways. Your willingness to jump in and bounce ideas, often on a moment's notice, never goes unnoticed or unappreciated. Working with you is always a pleasure!

Jessica Papa
Staff

Many of us had to leave our plants behind during the shut down. Claudia watered our plants and kept them alive! It was great to come back to the office to see my plants thriving. Thank you, Claudia!

del Jane Suarez
faculty

We wanted to give a loud shout out to Lauren Walker for always answering our questions quickly and accurately, helping us always keep a good balance between work and home, and being a steady support in a crazy year! Thank you for everything that you do for us. We appreciate you! Submitted by Marissa LoBosco, Carolyn Phipps, Samara Tansor, Andy Smith and Marcin Grygorowicz

Specialists Financial Aid
Staff

Thank you for all the support, when we quickly transitioned to working remotely! Thank you for always finding some time to practice something new! You (and the rest of The Academy staff) are awesome!

James Vitullo
Staff

wow...Wow...WOW! Huge shout out to Nancy Savard and the entire facilities team! I can't begin to imagine all the effort that has gone into keeping our campus clean and safe. We appreciate you!!!

Katie Nowik
faculty/staff

Karen! Thank you for all the time-consuming effort you have put into the Blackboard shells! When we had to switch modalities, this was a large burden on you and you never failed to come through. We appreciate you!!!

Katie Nowik
faculty/staff

Thanks to everyone at the top who made the really hard decisions. You made keeping us safe and employed your priority.

Kathy Schmitz
faculty/staff

As a result of IT, Desktop Support, and the Service Desk we have made it through the worst...we hope! You were always there when we needed you. Your patience won't be forgotten. I have always said you are the best! THANK YOU

Kathy Schmitz
Faculty/Staff

Big thanks to Samara, Marissa and Carolyn from the Financial Aid Department for always being approachable and resourceful when I needed assistance understanding students' financial aid situations, especially while remote. On many occasions, they were imperative for me to communicate with our students accurately and effectively, solving problems without transferring them around.

Angelica Rackow
Staff

Thank you so much for keeping the offices and bathrooms clean even when there were few people on campus. Also, thank you so much for keeping our plants well watered while we were gone!

Eric Bohman
staff

A special thank you to Michelle. You've helped me and I'm sure many others many times over the last 16 months+!

Katie Michelau
Staff

Thank you to everyone who has worked on campus over the last 17 months or so! I can't imagine how odd and sometimes scary it may have been to continue to go to work in-person, but I (and so many others) are so very grateful to you. You kept the campus safe, clean, functioning, and beautiful! Your care is so very much appreciated! Thank YOU!

Jenny Henrikson
Staff

Thank you for keep is up and running. You are the Magic Man!

Sheree Norals
Employee

Thank you for the beautiful grounds.

Spiro Anton
Contractor

Shout out to Amy Kaminski, John McManus and the network team for solving our Citrix/Cognos issue!! We use Cognos several times a day, particularly this time of year, and having to use Citrix (and all the logging in and verifications required to do so) was VERY time consuming. They managed to find a time saving solution that works GREAT! THANK YOU!

Katie Nowik
faculty/staff

I am so grateful for Dr. Proctor's strong, positive leadership and accessibility during this unprecedented time. She kept us connected through her regular townhall meetings modeling strength, positivity, and the feeling of connectedness as we all struggled to figure out how to stay connected! We are truly blessed to have a President with such gifts and strengths! Thank you, Dr. Proctor!

Michele DeCanio
Counseling Faculty

Big shoutout and thank you to Bob Parzy for being accommodating during the pandemic transition to home and then back to campus. His ability to lead, adapt and empathize during this time was very comforting and allowed the admissions team to complete our work with a greater sense of honor, focus and pride.

Jalen Little
Staff

Thank you for THINKING ahead! Thank you for making sure the Operators are ALWAYS prepared! Thank you for always being AVAILABLE to help! Thank you for being SUPPORTIVE! Thank you for being AMAZING!

Sheree Norals
Employee

Dee has been such a tremendous help to me and the finance department, working with me to get envelopes metered and ready to help us provide faster turn around for our students and staff. Dee has made it a point to work within the college COVID rules and not let that hinder our quality to the students and staff. Without her help I would not have been able to keep the important processes flowing as they have. Thank you Dee

Victoria Mineo
SR AP Clerk

I would like to give a shout-out to my husband, Daniel Kuforiji! He and the Desktop Support Team in IT have been working on campus most days for the past year and a half while many of us have been working remotely, making sure that we are able to access our computers and the numerous other IT tasks that they do to keep the college running smoothly and allow us to continue to do our jobs (remotely & on campus). Thank you for being there to assist with so many different IT needs and getting things done with a helpful, friendly, and positive attitude! Grateful for all you do!

Amanda Nielsen-Kuforiji
Adjunct Faculty Outreach & Engagement Specialist, Academy for Teaching Excellence

I want to thank the group of Assistants who have been getting together every Thursday at 9:30 to provide support to each other, listen, share family updates, and generally try to uplift each other as needed. I appreciate each of you! It has been wonderful being connected to a such a great supportive group!

Meg Coney
Staff

Dear Janet, How many times have you saved my bacon in the last 18 months? Let me count the ways! One, you've always been quick to answer my emails of panic. Two, you are a voice of calm in the rough. Three, your genius ideas with tech have made my class so much better. Four, you are the best brainstorm partner. Five, your quiet confidence in yourself and in all of us provides a rock to lean on. I could go on! Thanks for being my person to reach out to in times of stress and in times of big ideas. You make the world a better place.

Raeghan Graessle
Faculty

The (technological) transition to working at home and now back on campus would not be possible without the assistance of Service Desk and Desktop Support. I want to thank everyone for their patience, humor and professionalism, despite the fact that they were working under the same challenging conditions. I would especially like to give a special shout out to Ron Dickerson, Jeff Zahnen and Kim Cowan. I appreciate you!

Sarina Wan
Staff

Big shout-out to everyone who had to make the tough calls over the last 18 months! You had limited information in the present, no crystal ball about the future, and knew whatever you decided wouldn't be popular with at least some - or even most - people. People you care deeply care about and even consider friends! But you bravely stepped into those spaces anyway on behalf of what you felt was best and that is stressful, commendable, and beautiful in its own special way. It took courage, it took leadership, and it took that responsibility off the shoulders of our colleagues who have different gifts to offer - which allowed them to focus on using their other strengths to serve Harper best! Way to work together!

Marguerita Whitby
Staff

Multiple Leadership Transitions? Check! Schedule Pivots? Check! Crazy Work/Life/Work Balance Upheaval? Check! Late Night Scrambles to Resolve Covid Reports? Check! Keeping Your Cool While Your Staff Melts Down Around You? Priceless.

Marguerita Whitby
Staff

I am deeply grateful for the way you kept our campus open and beautiful - running at it's usual level of excellence despite these challenging times and conditions. It couldn't have been easy or very emotionally rewarding at times - but it is truly appreciated and not forgotten! Everywhere I look I can see the improvements you made and the extra attention you spent on projects big and small! You ROCK and I cannot thank you enough! You Are Harper!

Marguerita Whitby
Staff

Thank you for your graciousness through all the chaos of pivoting the schedule! And pivoting again. And again. And again. And again.....

Marguerita Whitby
Staff

I want to thank IT in general, IT-Client Systems more specifically, for all you did to make my immediate work-from-home issues go away - connecting to VPN, making things magically print at home, and Webex meetings. Your expertise and positive attitude made my life less frustrating and my work easier. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Amy Desautels
Staff

Thank you for not laughing at me for all the times I asked for help with a problem that was my own fault :) It was a LOT! You da best!

Marguerita Whitby
Staff

Thanks for all your help with Oracle training, Citrix trouble shooting, Microsoft Teams and MORE!

Marguerita Whitby
Staff

Thank you for going above and beyond to provide programming and a sense of community and support even when we couldn't be on campus. Attending virtual classes helped me feel connected to the campus community and helped me so much physically and mentally. I can't thank you enough!!

Melissa Baysingar
Staff

Angelica has been an incredible help ensuring all of the Promise Scholars accounts are correct. Beyond the regular responsibilities associated with Promise Scholars, she is always providing feedback on the student's experience, helping to improve processes for Promise Scholars.

Sean Warren-Crouch
Staff

I would like to recognize Bob Parzy for his leadership in guiding our Admissions & Outreach team in not only adapting to working remotely but also for inspiring us to be innovative and resilient. Bob, your support, empathy, and encouragement during the pandemic empowered our team to believe in ourselves and in each other, thus leading to continue our mission of serving our students. Thank you!

Reshma Valiyapurayil
Staff

Thank you, Victoria, for going to campus at least twice a week throughout the pandemic! Without you, our students would not have received the refunds they were due. Plus, you did this while working on the Oracle Fusion implementation. And you always did it with a smile on your face (or on your mask).

Carolynn Muci
Staff

Thank you to everyone who kept the college running during the past year

Wesley Howard
Web Developer

Thank you to everyone who carried Harper through this difficult time.

Patrick Kelly
Harper Web Team