The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, congratulates Stacey Pozzobon on receiving NU's Outstanding Employee Award.

Stacey Pozzobon, office coordinator in Niagara University’s Office of Counseling Services, was presented with NU’s Outstanding Employee Award Jan. 31 by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president.

Pozzobon, a resident of Niagara Falls, Ontario, began working at Niagara as a temporary employee in February 2010 and obtained a full-time position in June 2012.

Pozzobon’s supervisor, Jeannine Suk, spoke of her work ethic and compassion for students.

“Stacey joined the counseling team in August of 2016. She has repeatedly gone above and beyond to meet the needs of the department and institution. She has demonstrated an unwavering work ethic as well as great care and sensitivity to all students. She has treated all with great dignity and respect. Her work ethic is exemplary. She builds systems that streamline mission and offers possible solutions to diverse challenges within the department. She maintains positive relationships with many individuals and is respected by many within the department and throughout the university.”

Suk also praised Pozzobon’s Vincentian values, stating, “Stacey exemplifies grace and demonstrates Vincentian values on a daily basis. She advocates for all and never loses sight of the greater mission of holistic care to students. She goes above and beyond in letting others know that they matter and helps both students and colleagues with great humility on an ongoing basis.”

Pozzobon has also received numerous acknowledgements from her colleagues through the university’s Purple Pat program. One recognition came from a colleague who Pozzobon assisted while transitioning from her former role in the department of nursing. 

“What a transition into this HUGE job!” Pozzobon’s colleague wrote. “Thanks so much for all your help, patience, knowledge, support and encouragement. No one could ever replace you, but with all your help, this transition is going more smoothly than could be anticipated. THANK YOU!”

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.

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