Anna Maria College announces that the following faculty and staff received awards during the College’s recent Employee Appreciation Reception.

Dennis J. Vanasse of Worcester, MA was the recipient of the Foundress Award, which is presented to a staff member who exemplifies the mission, values, and practices of the Sisters of Saint Anne, the foundresses of Anna Maria College.  Mr. Vanasse has been associated with AMC since 1997 and currently serves as the Director of the Student Success Center.  He was acknowledged for the personal approach he takes with each student and his dedication to their success.  Mr. Vanasse’s work is based on the philosophy that students are responsible for their own success and that it is his job to allow them to learn the skills and realize their own potential.  He was also acknowledged for the expansion of programs in the AMC Student Success Center and for offering additional support services around campus in various residence halls for even more accessibility.

Alice M.  Lambert of Holden, MA was presented with the Living the Mission Award, which is presented to a member of the faculty 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.  Ms. Lambert joined AMC in 1987 and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Art and the Director of Graduate Art Programs.  Professor Lambert was recognized for her dedication and consistent effort and desire to teach and serve, which has never diminished in her over twenty six years of service to the College.  She appreciates the importance of educating the whole person with social awareness and justice at the core.

Raymond W. LeBoeuf, Jr. of Shrewsbury, MA was presented the President’s Excellence Award that recognizes an administrator, staff member or faculty who demonstrates more than a desire to be excellent, but evidence of excellence in his or her day to day work.  Mr. LeBoeuf has been a member of the AMC community since 1986 and currently serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for the College’s 17 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s sports teams.  He was acknowledged for his dedication to students and staff and the Anna Maria College community for the past twenty seven years.   It was also noted that Mr. LeBoeuf is a constant advocate for the students of AMC, shows excellence in his profession, and is ever diligent in his job duties, loyal to the mission of the College and beloved by the student athletes and coaching staff.   During the presentation he was also recognized for being a good example to everyone at the College in that he is selfless, kind, caring, and always goes the extra mile to help out not only the athletic department but the entire College community.