Student Tutor & Staff Appreciation Ceremony
On Tuesday, April 26th the first annual “Student Tutor & Staff Appreciation Ceremony” took place in McLaren. It was a joyful event where faculty, staff, and student employees were recognized for their hard work, professionalism, and passion for providing educational support to students attending USF and numerous academic sites in the surrounding San Francisco community.
The event began with a 45 minute reception where those in attendance consumed some tasty food and participated in fun conversation. Later, the ceremony started with a wonderful welcome from the Learning Center Director, Kim Rutledge, who would introduce the Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Onllwyn Dixon.
Dr. Onllwyn Dixon was entertaining, professional, and endearing throughout the ceremony as he introduced each of the presenters and congratulated all who were awarded.
Our special guest speaker, the Interim Vice Provost of Student Life, Julie Orio also shared some kind words about the center and the students who serve our local community.
Each program had the opportunity to shine a spotlight on a specific tutor, lead, or staff member who had demonstrated their commitment to the Learning Center’s mission. The Learning Center awarded a total of 10 students who definitively represented what their associated programs were all about. Be sure to congratulate the winners whenever you see them across campus.
In addition, the Learning Center awarded a USF faculty and staff member for their support and involvement with the Learning Center’s programs and activities. The Center would not be where it is today without the support of its fellow USF community members.
To conclude the ceremony, Kim Rutledge presented a heartfelt speech about Dr. Onllwyn Dixon and his involvement with the Center’s programs and staff members. For his years of support as a USF community member and beloved friendship, Dr. Onllwyn Dixon was awarded the “Learning Center Appreciation Award”. The Center couldn’t thank him enough for his help. We would like to thank all who attended and participated in order to make this event possible. Be sure to stop by Cowell 215 to utilize our resources and become a part of our academic community.
We would like to formally announce the winners for each program and allow all to view the marvelous photographs captured by James Vu during the ceremony.
Congratulations to all winners!
America Reads Tutors: Thuy Tran & Nicole Rejer
FYIT Tutors: Lucas Pereira & Michaela Ruiz
Front Desk Leader: Jen Java
Peer Tutors: Joy Kim & Eliza Petrella
Project Success Coach: Megan Sykes
Supplemental Instruction Leader: Hannah Cole-Leathers
Staff Award: Marvella Luey
Faculty Award: Karyn Schell
LC Appreciation Award: Dr. Onllwyn Dixon