Visa and immigration adviser Marcia Calloway wins the Culbert Distinguished Service Award.
The College has honored Marcia Calloway, associate director of the Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS) and an adviser to international undergraduate students, with the 2017 Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Service Award.
President Phil Hanlon ’77 presented the award at a Dec. 11 dinner, part of the annual Employee Service Awards banquets that this year recognized 297 employees who have reached work milestones totaling more than 5,000 combined years of service.
“I’m especially delighted to be recognizing a member of the OVIS team in a year in which it’s been front and center in assisting our international and undocumented students in navigating such an uncertain and precarious time,” President Hanlon said.
Calloway advises more than 400 undergraduate international students about student visa regulations, issues the documents needed to apply for and maintain U.S. student visa status, and assures compliance with related government recordkeeping requirements. In addition, she advises international students on a range of issues from navigating permissions for part-time work, to obtaining a driver’s license, to planning their post-Dartmouth career.
“A lot of the things that people think of as part and parcel of going to college or living in the U.S. are much more complicated and are all affected by visa status. Our work touches people’s lives in many ways,” she says.
Hanlon said that Calloway was enthusiastically nominated for the Culbert Award by supervisors and subordinates within and from outside her division, “and perhaps most importantly, by the cadre of international students who have come to know her best,” Hanlon said.
President Emeritus James Wright and Susan DeBevoise Wright established the award in 2008 in honor of longtime Senior Assistant to the President Sheila Culbert.
The students Calloway works with are inspiring, she says. “It’s so worthwhile right now to be able to help people from around the world. Dartmouth’s international students are pretty amazing people.”
Executive Vice President Rick Mills spoke at both the employee lunch, which honored those who have served for 10 years or 15 years, and the dinner, which honored employees who have served for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, or 45 years.
Mills hailed the gatherings as a chance to celebrate the people who are not often in the spotlight.
“We’re the ones who make sure the stage is set up, and set up safely, we’re running the spotlight, and ensuring everything is running smoothly to ensure that the College’s primary mission—teaching and research—can be done to world-class standards,” Mills said. “And collectively, as a group, I think you are doing an absolutely fantastic job of that. My personal thanks for all of your contributions.”
Honorees with 10 years of service, in alphabetical order: Sandra Ayers, Patti Ann Bacon, Kathy Boivin, Bruce Bouchard, Amanda Boughman, Suzanne Burge, Thomas Candon, Gregg Cerveny, Bruce Crandall, Quita Davis, Robert Gerlach, Donald Gore, Ross Gortner III, Megan Hammond, Kristin Harrington, Karen Henderson, Stephanie Hill, Teresa Hill, Anne Hudak, Kati Hudson, Scott Jandreau, Leslie Kelton, Jeremy Klockars, Catherine Lark, Michelle Lee, Zhongze Li, Ping Lou, Joanna Lovett, Lori Lull, Christopher Magliola, Daniel Maxell Crosby, David McGaw, Kathleen McTaggart, Mark Mierswa, Vamsi Modugula, Keiselim Montas, Lauren Morse, Rajesh Munusamy, Christen O’Connor, Amy Orr, Jacqueline Paulsen, Laurent Perreard, Marcia Pirone, Maghan Porter, Kristen Post, Josiah Proietti, Allen Severance, Karen Thurston, Joanna Whitcomb, Timothy Wolfe, Jinghong Xu
Not present: Elizabeth Agosto, Margot Ashcraft, Roxanne Baker, Geri Barden, Jennifer Bean, Karen Becker, David Bennett, Ethan Boyce, Dennis Brown, Tonya Cameron, Walter Cunningham Jr., Claire Davis, Michael Derosier, Joseph Doucet, Caroline Eastman, Bonnie Emery, Kristopher Keelty, Adam Langley, Stephen LeBlanc, Michele McMahon, Andrea Miller, Katherine Milligan, Joshua Monette, Richard Mosenthal, Dave Mosher, Michael Niesiobedzki, Peter Nowell, Seth Parker, Alison Pearson, Alexandre Pletnev, Daniel Potter, Jeff Quigley, Audrey Ranieri, Emery Rines, Jillene Syphus, Sarah Thompson, Jason Thoresen, Cynthia Tobery, David Townsend, Sharon Tribou-St. Martin, Jeramie Tullar, Katharine Villars, Yan Wang, Margaret Welch, Zachary Welch, Michael West, Johann Wiens, Holly Wilkinson, Fawna Wilson, Edward Winchester, Wenyan Zhao
Honorees with 15 years of service, in alphabetical order: Jeffrey Baribeau, Debra Barton, Barbara Belloir, Erin Bennett, Alan Bergeron, Lydia Bos, Tawnia Boutin, Sandeep Bramhe, Shane Brightly, Joseph Broemel, Jennifer Dunklee, Judith Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Fontaine, Andrea Gilbert, Lynn Guthrie, Elizabeth Hindmarsh, William Jaspersohn, Ann Keith, Chantal Lambert-Harris, Valerie Langdon, Buckley Lawrence, Annette Lyman, Christian Lytle, Scott Melendy, Shawn O’Leary, Allison Olmsted, Amy Potter, Balvinder Rakhra, John Scherding, Debra Stearns, David Steiner, Sharon Tyndall, Candace Vandouris, Linda Vincelette, Marcia Welsh, Peisheng Zhang
Not present: Gregorio Amaro, Jr., Brian Austin, Sandra Baker, Norman Clark, Debra Clifford, Chrismas Converse, Farrell Corrow, Robert Dallis, Donel D’Cruze, Gwen Dionne, Vicki Eastman, Erik Geno, Dennis Grady, Lori-Jane Higgins, Douglas Hill, Timothy Hoisington, Jennifer Jones, Elizabeth Kelley, Gina Leger, Suzanne Lenz, Deanna Mansfield, Bruce McClelland, Wendy McMillan, Diane Musbach, Michael Pollard, Sylvia Racca, Shawn Rogers, Susan Rovell-Rixx, Spencer Simonds, Matthew Stender, Sandra Swain-Bromwell, Jennifer Taxman, Jesse Walker, Michael Zens
Honorees with 20 years of service, in alphabetical order: Amanda Bushor, Marcia Calloway, Denise Conover, Jennifer Fields, Trudy George, Lisa Gray, Nancy Gray, Arthur Hanchett, Edwin Hill, Inger Imset, Joyce Kenison, David Follensbee, Laura LaMontagne, Sara Morin, Frank Roberts, Holly Tracy-Potter, Shane Walton, Brenda Wilson.
Not present: Stephanie Acquilano, John Biele, Barbara Briggs, Michelle Brown, Scott Dunham, Margaret Funnell, Robert Gaudet, Martha Goodrich, David Harris, Tina Hoisington, Catharine Lamm, Kerry Landers, Jody Patten, Penniphurr Stevenson, Sydney Stowe, Abigail Underhill, Rosalie Vanasse, Jenna Wheeler
Honorees with 25 years of service, in alphabetical order: Gerard Bohlen, Katherine Burke, Cheryl Bush, Brian Cook, Timothy Covell, Darcy Fifield, Sandra Ford-Centonze, Kevin Hammond, Kathryn Henderson, Johnny Johnson, Janet Kennedy, Belinda Kwiatkowski, Sarah McMahon, Raymond Moore Jr., Rendall Strawbridge, Jo Strohbehn, Paula Therrien, Julia Weiss, Heather Woolbert
Not present: Heather Blunt, Sheldon Brown, Theodore Campbell, Charles Ciambra, Patricia Donahue, Mark George, Barry Harwick, Donald Kozak, Brian Markee, Shelly Marquise, Marion Simpson, Scott Villeneuve
Honorees with 30 years of service, in alphabetical order: Samuel Blake, Karen Brock, Janice Chapman Allen, Roberta Gilbert, Phyllis Gilbert, Gary Gray, Victoria Hicks, Peter Marsh, Daniel Nelson, Charles Page III, Dorothy Roy-Deyo, Jeff Sassorossi, Jennifer Seiler-Clough, Elizabeth Stanley
Not present: Gary Agan, Jonathan Blake, Bradley Hanna, Forrest Henry Jr., Tammy Moffatt, Loretta Pearson, Julie Plourde, Mary Ellen Reed, Susan Young
Honorees with 35 years of service, in alphabetical order: Douglas Fraser, Matthew Gray, Andrew Steele.
Not present: Rebecca Clogston, Christina McCarthy, Mary Wood
Honorees with 40 years of service, in alphabetical order: Carol Greene, Margaret LaHaye.
Not present: Sherry Poirier, Lucinda Sprague, Catherine LaTouche
Honorees with 45 years of service: Ralph Gibson
Not present: Lynn Bixby
Honoree with 51 years of service: Eleanor Smith