Faculty and Service Award Recipients Honored for Outstanding Commitment

Clarkson College presents the Distinguished Service Award and the Dr. Patricia Book Perry Faculty of the Year Award to outstanding community members who demonstrate a commitment to the institution and its students. Coordinator of Student Success Brooke Clements and Radiography Associate Professor Trish Weber, MHA, R.T. (R)(CT)(ARRT) (’95, ’08, ’11) received the prestigious awards during the May Community meeting held on campus in Howard Hall on May 9.

The Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a support or administrative/professional staff member who exhibits leadership and demonstrates outstanding service to Clarkson College. All part- and full-time, non-faculty staff are eligible to receive the award.

Clements first joined the College community in 2007 and worked in the Admissions office for two years. She returned to the institution in May 2016 and currently serves as the Coordinator for Student Success where she works with students involved in on-campus programs such as Supplement Instruction. Clements also teaches a General Education course and serves on the employee wellness and student retention committees.

“It is an honor to receive the award, and it means a lot that my colleagues took the time to nominate me when there are so many others who are just as deserving,” said Clements. “I really couldn’t do my job without the support of the campus community, so it is humbling that others felt I deserved this recognition as an individual. It is such a pleasure to come to campus every day and work with colleagues who are just as passionate about the College and our students as I am.”

Clements’s colleagues provided the following comments on her nomination form:

  • She is established as an outstanding and passionate advocate for students as well as an articulate and creative facilitator, working with faculty to meet the needs of all students across campus.
  • Feedback from students indicate her work exemplifies the Value of Learning through creative and empowering activities to engage students. It is through her compassion and drive to understand students where she shows true caring.
  • She has shown a history of passionate and outstanding service to students. She can look at data from an analytical perspective, but never hesitates to put herself in the shoes of the student and appreciate their vantage point.
  • She is always willing to pitch in to help her peers and exemplifies the Mission and Values of Clarkson College in all her interactions with students, staff and colleagues. She is a caring, committed, life-long learner and well deserving of this award.

The Dr. Patricia Book Perry Faculty of the Year Award

The Dr. Patricia Book Perry Faculty of the Year Award recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to education at the College. Nominees must hold a faculty rank in an academic or professional program and have at least three years teaching experience at Clarkson College.

Weber is a three-time Clarkson College alumna, and she joined the community as a faculty member in September 2006. As an instructor in the Radiography and Medical Imaging programs, she teaches courses in patient care, computed tomography topics and medical resonance imaging externships. Weber also serves as Alumni Association President, Radiologic Technology Student Association advisor and Faculty Development Committee member along with several other positions in campus organizations.

“Words cannot describe what it feels like to receive the Faculty of the Year award,” said Weber. “I am so honored to be part of the Clarkson College community! I love everything about this College, from my Radiography and Medical Imaging family and students to working with members of the Diversity Council and Student Support Team. It is especially rewarding to be a part of teams that challenge everyone to be their best.”

Weber received the following comments on her nomination form:

  • She is someone with an unwavering passion for teaching and learning as she models the Values of the College and cares about student learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • Her commitment to providing quality education is demonstrated through innovative teaching approaches for online coursework.
  • She is a natural leader and scholar as she strives for excellence in professional organizations within the state and nationally where she has completed multiple presentations.
  • She is dedicated to serving all College constituents and can be seen across campus assisting on multiple committees including Faculty Senate, Diversity Council, Academic Integrity Education Committee, Alumni Association and Student Support Team.