Anna Maria College announces that the following staff and faculty were recognized at its annual appreciation event.

John Delaney, Associate Registrar, was presented with the Foundress Award, which acknowledges a staff member who exemplifies the mission, values, and practices of the Sisters of Saint Anne. Mr. Delaney, who has been with the College for 14 years, was characterized as an individual who is a team player and demonstrates the characteristics of creativity, innovation, perseverance and resourcefulness. His dedication to AMC students and the mission, goals and values of the College were also noted.

Joanne Zannotti, Assistant Professor of Social Work, was awarded the Living the Mission Award, which is presented to a faculty member who understands and appreciates the great importance of educating the whole student and seizes every opportunity to do so in the daily work of teaching. Professor Zannotti, an alumna of AMC, has worked at the College since 2006 and was described as an individual who embodies the mission of AMC both on and off campus. She was also acknowledged as the quintessential faculty member and professor, dedicated to providing quality education to all her students, respected by her peers and a strong pillar in the Anna Maria College community.

Christine Holmes, Ed.D, Assistant Professor of Education and Chair of the Division of Human Development and Human Services received the Excellence Award, which recognizes an administrator, staff member or faculty member who demonstrates more than a desire to be excellent, but evidence of excellence in his or her daily work, as well as serving as a model of excellence throughout the year. Dr. Holmes has been associated with AMC since 1999 and was acknowledged for her commitment to excellence in all facets of her day to day responsibilities, her ability to do whatever it takes to provide the best service to students, and for serving as a role model for the highest quality standards, collegiality and support of the College’s goals and values. She was also described as a passionate advocate for her beliefs and values and a leader who is willing to take on new responsibilities when needed.