An Emory & Henry College administrative assistant was recently honored by her fellow employees as the July recipient of the Blue & Gold Staff Award.
The recipient, Claudia Duffy, has served the College for almost 19 years as a member of the Office of Dean of Students staff.
The Blue & Gold Staff Award was created to recognize outstanding Emory & Henry employees who go above and beyond the call of duty -- not only in their respective positions, but in the College community as well.
Prior to coming to Emory & Henry, Duffy served as the secretary to the Board of Trustees and the Conference Coordinator at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
"It’s always nice to be recognized, but recognition from your co-workers is the most rewarding,” Duffy said.
Duffy enjoys reading and gardening and has an active interest in mental health issues. Her family includes husband, Mike, a member of the E&H Physics Department, and their three grown children.
"Having never lived in a small town before, I had trepidations about the experience. But, since day one, the College and the community have been warm and welcoming.
“It is really like being a member of a large family. Everyone at Emory & Henry is so passionate about the college’s educational mission. Can there be a higher calling? I have friends. I have purpose. I am content," said Duffy.
When asked about the importance of the Blue & Gold Staff Award, President Reichard said, "It's so important to me that we support all of our employees. The quality of the learning environment here at the College is very dependent on the work of the staff. They influence our students in a multitude of ways, and it's so important that we provide support to them."
If you know an Emory & Henry staff member who has performed exceptionally in his or her role and would like to nominate that employee for the Blue & Gold Staff Award, contact the Human Resources Office by the last business day of each month.