I am pleased to announce that staff member, Elaine McClary, is the recipient of the Christine Hatina Award, presented annually for outstanding and exemplary administrative service. Elaine provides executive support to Dean Mark Taylor. During the last year, she also provided support to Dean Gupta and Dean Dirks. In addition, she is in contact with just about every faculty member during the year. There aren’t many staff members who can say that! As you might imagine, she’s a very busy Olin employee.
Elaine joined the Dean’s Office in August of 1999, initially as Olin’s faculty recruiting coordinator and became the Dean’s assistant in 2006. She will be retiring in June.
Elaine is a consummate professional with a can-do attitude and a big smile for everyone she sees in the Dean’s Office and around campus. It comes as no surprise that she has been nominated numerous times since the award’s inception in 2013.
I’m also pleased to note that many deserving staff members received nominations this year, which made for a difficult decision by the committee.
Elaine receives a plaque and a monetary award. There will also be a reception held in her honor on a date to be determined in May. All faculty and staff will be invited to attend.
For her exemplary service, please join me in congratulating Elaine McClary, Christine Hatina Award recipient.
Named for a former staff member and funded by the Olin faculty, this award is presented to the Olin non-management administrative staff member who exemplifies the attributes displayed by Christine Hatina in providing outstanding administrative service to the Olin Business School faculty. Chris Hatina was a member of our Dean’s Office staff for many years. Tragically, she passed away in 2012 at the age of 47. Each year, faculty members nominate outstanding candidates and the winner is determined by committee.
Guest Blogger: Sandy Vaughn, Senior Manager of Faculty Support, Olin Business School