Nikki Barnett, Assistant Director of Alumni Career Services, and Joyce Guglielmo, Office Manager for the Career Center, both received SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Professional and Classified Service, respectively.
The SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence acknowledge consistently superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.
Barnett has been with the Career Center since 2007, but has been working with Stony Brook since 2003 as both a graduate assistant and a residence hall director. In her role as Assistant Director for Alumni Career Services, Barnett single-handedly manages the alumni-student mentoring program and coordinates site visits for students to visit employers who are also alumni.
“She serves as a role model and mentor for our younger staff, she is never satisfied with ‘just good enough’ and she is always looking for ways to be better and do better for our students, our alumni, and for Stony Brook University,” said Marianna Savoca, Assistant Vice President for Career Development and Experiential Education.
Guglielmo, while working in a different capacity than Barnett, still provides outstanding service, going above and beyond to meet the students, employers and other Career Center clients’ needs. She ensures that students and employers receive outstanding customer service, and that the Career Center’s staff consistently receives intensive and comprehensive support for all the programs they offer.
“We all know that Joyce is a rockstar; now everyone in SUNY will too,” Savoca said. Both Barnett and Guglielmo received congratulations from Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., and will be presented an award certificate and medallion at the annual University Awards Dinner in the fall.
Other members of the Career Center team have also been recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence: Marianna Savoca, Andréa Lipack, Kimberly Joy Dixon, Urszula Zalewski, and Debbie Fosta, as well as recently retired Patricia Hayes and Karen Clemente.
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— Joshua Pietzold