2018 Employee Honors Announced

Each year, Trocaire College honors its faculty and staff members for their dedication to supporting and educating our students, both in and out of the classroom. Thank you for all you do!

Lauren Ellis
Lauren Ellis

Patricia A. Lavender Distinguished Educator:

Kelly Wallace, Ph.D., Professor of Biology

Innovative Educator of the Year:

Bruce Maki, Ph.D., Professor of Biology

Part-time Educator of the Year:

Mary Ann Deb, Adjunct Instructor, Nursing

Kevin Wise Legacy Award:*

Kjerstin M. Owens, Ph.D., Professor of Biology

Staff Excellence Award:

Lauren Ellis, MSW, Director of Wellness Center

Staff Appreciation Award:

Lisa Schaffer, Institutional Advancement Administrative Assistant

*This award honors the memory of the late Kevin Wise, Ph.D., who worked at Trocaire as a Professor of Biology before he passed away in 2016. It is given to a faculty member who has made an enduring transformation to Trocaire College.

Faculty Award winners
Dr. Kelly Wallace, Dr. Bruce Maki, Mary Ann Deb, Dr. Kjerstin M. Owen
Lisa Schaffer with SAC leadership
Lisa Schaffer (center) with Staff Advisory Council leaders