February 2013 Kudos

Humanities Professor Granted an Exceptionally Rare Opportunity

Photo of the Vindolanda Tablets from The British Museum website.

Dr. Jeffery Donley, professor of Humanities on the West Campus,  has been granted special permission and access by the British Museum’s Curator of the Romano-British Collection to translate one of the greatest archaeological finds, the Vindolanda Tablets, which are the oldest surviving, Roman, handwritten documents in ink.

The research archaeologist of The Discovery Programme, an institution for advanced research in archaeology, has welcomed Dr. Donley to meet with him to discuss the archaeological excavations at Vindolanda – where the tablets were discovered – and their most recent research project titled, “The Late Iron Age and Roman Ireland Project.”

Congratulations, Dr. Donley!

Two Winter Park Employees Receive Grapevine Awards

Christina Hollie (right) receiving the Grapevine Award.

Two career staff employees from the Winter Park Campus received the Grapevine Award for the month of January. The award was presented by out-going Career Staff Association (CSA) chair, Peggy Johnson.

Christina Hollie, custodian, was recognized for her consistent and thorough cleaning of the classrooms and labs; efficiency in her job; and helping to keep the campus beautiful and clean. Christina also has a remarkable team spirit, and recently when a co-worker was out on a family crisis,
she cheerfully took on her job responsibilities.

Brian Bellissimo (left) receiving the Grapevine Award.

Brian Bellissimo, ITS technical supervisor, was recognized for his enthusiasm in assisting the campus with computer technology needs. No job is too big or too small for Brian, and he always goes above and beyond the call of duty.



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