We’re thankful for…

I am so thankful for the administrative support Anjanie Skornia provides for the nursing faculty, both BSN-C and 1-2-1 students (and sometimes their parents) as well as myself.  She keeps our department running and we are so fortunate to have her onboard!  – Janet Atarthi-Dugan


I am so thankful for the Registrar’s Office: especially Evie (who is my “go to” for anything having to do w/ the schedule), for Patricia S. who is always going above and beyond for our transfer students and of course for Kevin C. and Liz Sanders who tirelessly work to get our students registered and support our growing program! THANK YOU ALL!  – Janet Atarthi-Dugan


I am thankful that my colleagues put the students first. They truly take service and support to another level when creating student programming and making sure students have a place to grow and be challenged safely. – Jared Grigg


I’m thankful to work with Lisa Chinn Marvashti, Anna Billingsley and the entire University Relations team, whose dedication, creativity and illustriousness continues to amaze me every day, and even more so in the midst of this pandemic. – Jill Laiacona 


I am thankful to work at UMW and to work with such a wonderful group of people. From student services to Eagle One crew and Business services crew. Great team work! – Jean Elliott


I am thankful for Ben Kjar, who is always willing to help and is always positive, and is a joy to work with. He and his team have come through for us on countless occasions!

I am thankful for Dr. Grant Woodwell, who has been a wonderful mentor to me the past five years. From my first day at UMW he has provided continued support, guidance, and motivation. I so appreciate you; -Thank you!

I am thankful for Dr. John Morello, who always knows the answer to every question. He always has the best advice and is truly one in a million! I will miss you, Dr. Morello!

I am thankful for ALL CAS CHAIRS (past and present) who have provided me with leadership and support. For your positive messages on a not-so-positive day and for the friendships we have developed, Thank You!! I truly love working with all “my” Chairs!

I am thankful for my RO team, Rita Dunston, Kevin Caffrey, Brian Ogle, Angie Lynch, Sharon Williams, Mary White, Liz Sanders, Ryan Hastings, Patricia Sarkuti, Angela Sawyer, and Jennifer Smith. We come through time and time again, and I am so glad to be on such a winning team!

I am thankful for Rita Dunston, who has provided the inspiration, motivation, and determination to ensure our office is successful. Her encouragement and guidance continue to be a constant, especially in stressful times.  – Evie Sherlock


I am thankful for Alicia Tisdale who always brightens my day with her positivity and encouragement.  – Evie Sherlock


I am so thankful for Anna Billingsley – she is truly Superwoman! I am so grateful to have a leader like her during these unprecedented times. – Nancy Pham


I’m thankful for Anna Hollrah who works in the Office of Academic Services. Her positive attitude brings a sense of calmness to the many situations the Office of the Registrar and Academic Services deal with. – Rita Dunston


I’m thankful for our entire Alumni Relations team–small but mighty in efforts to make the alumni experience meaningful! – Angela McCormick


JoAnna Raucci – I am grateful for your humor and your good ideas. You are so fun to work with and every meeting is made better when you’re there! – Sandrine Sutphin


Crystal Rawls – you are such a hard worker, I don’t know what I would do without you! You did so much this semester, and over the summer, and last spring when I was on maternity leave…..needless to say, SAE and UMW are so lucky to have you!  – Sandrine Sutphin


Kelly Shannon – your positive and peaceful energy are a blessing to be around, in person or virtually. I am so so grateful to get to work with you! – Sandrine Sutphin


I am thankful for the Registrar’s Office Team. Your determination, motivation and inspiration doesn’t go unnoticed. THANK YOU for your exceptional work as always. I appreciate your contribution and efforts in meeting our team goals. – Rita Dunston


Jennifer Buist, who is always there to lend a hand in whatever you need, she is just a phone call away. We help each other out on occasions when we are not going to be in the office. I am very thankful to have her as a coworker in Combs Hall! – Julie Coates


The Historic Preservation Professors, I am thankful to be working with and for a great department! Always there to lend a hand, they all go above and beyond their call of duty. They are the best! – Julie Coates


I’m thankful for Kelsey Proctor in the Admissions Office who is always ready to answer my questions and provide vital support and assistance to our incoming students and parents! Thank you for all you do!! – Anna Hollrah


Martha Link, I am so thankful for Martha always there to lend a hand. Even though she has a lot on her plate, she is always there to help in whatever you need! – Julie Coates


I am thankful for Kyle Smith, even if he doesn’t say goodnight at the end of the day 🙂 He was still fairly new when COVID happened and he has really stepped up. The Office of Student Accounts would be lost without you. – Julie Pugliese


I am thankful for Paul Griggs. I appreciate you constantly teaching me and pushing me to become the best employee I can be. I am where I am today because of you. – Julie Pugliese


I am thankful for Ryan Snellings. He is a great co-worker, team player and always willing to help when needed. I can’t imagine our office without you. I so appreciate all the Chic Fila food runs he does for us. – Julie Publiese