Elizabeth Broomfield, associate registrar at Niagara University, was presented with NU’s Outstanding Employee Award on Aug. 7 by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president.
Broomfield, a Youngstown resident, began working at Niagara in October 2000.
Broomfield’s supervisor, Ryan Kendrick, university registrar, commended her dedication and daily contributions to Niagara University.
“Elizabeth Broomfield is – to put it simply – absolutely essential to Niagara University,” he said. “Her hard work and dedication are central to not only our office, but to all international students, all academic departments and the university at large. When confronted with trying times and difficult obstacles, she continues to apply herself toward the ultimate goal of service.
“It is admirable how much time, care and effort Liz puts into everything she does. Demands on her time and attention are substantial, given the workload associated with the increased numbers of international students at Niagara, and she continues to redouble her efforts to make things happen for this university. She goes above and beyond for everyone on our campus nearly every day, making her deep connection to our community obvious in all she does.”
Kendrick also referenced Broomfield’s Vincentian values, stating, “Liz is an estimable example of self-sacrifice and devotion to Vincentian values. She has given an incredible amount of time, concern and effort to serving our students, staff and faculty in the fairest and most equitable and respectful ways. She is powerfully considerate, always thinking of everyone involved, and takes the time to make sure that every detail is correct. Even with a keen eye to detail, she never loses sight of the people involved and the deep respect she has for faculty, staff and students always shines through.”
Nominations for the Outstanding Employee Award are made by NU employees, students, alumni, parents, or other persons who come in contact with university employees. Honorees are eligible to receive gift certificates to area amenities, movie passes, two days off during the next quarter, NU athletics tickets and a universal parking tag that can be used in any non-handicapped parking spot on campus.