Women's Month honorees, pictured from left, are Dr. Sue Onaitis, Dr. Renee Walker, Elizabeth Knight, Donna Munde, Maria Rodriguez and Kathi Paluscio. Not pictured is honoree Dr. Donna Richardson-Hall.
President Patricia Donohue and MCCC Counselor/Psychologist Valerie Brooks-Klein congratulated six MCCC women for their outstanding service both on and off campus, and offered words of inspiration at a special event in their honor March 9.
"Leadership at all levels is so important,” said Dr. Donohue. “Today’s honorees exemplify that. Mentoring is equally important. Everyone is a critical part of the process to lead and inspire others. I commend them and all campus community members who each day go the extra yard to serve others.”
Counseling Specialist Susan Onaitis for her service to the DREAM program for students with intellectual disabilities;
Executive Assistant Elizabeth Knight for her work with Special Olympics;
Professor Donna Munde for service to the Bonner Program;
Professor Renee Walker for her work with Project Inside;
Associate Professor Kathi Paluscio for myriad projects bridging the gap between faculty and students;
Associate Professor and Counselor Maria Rodriguez for her service to the EOF and PASS programs
Professor Donna Richardson-Hall, for providing freshmen students with the tools necessary for success through the College Success Seminar program. (She was not able to attend due to a class commitment).