The Dancy Duffus Outstanding Citizenship Award recognizes staff members who demonstrate a high degree of excellence, professionalism and integrity. This year’s recipient is Kari Horowicz, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences liaison/librarian, The Wallace Center.
According to her nomination form, “Kari is known for her collegiality, compassion, creativity and enthusiasm, as well as her knowledge base. She teaches students how to use the library and, in the classroom, Kari’s passion is contagious; it is felt by every class she teaches.”
Horowicz is the crazy, enthusiastic voice behind the megaphone at the Wallace Center Book Mobile and she also co-developed a pre-orientation program, “Rochester Art Rocks,” which offers interested incoming students an introduction to the Rochester art community.
Since 2009, she has also coordinated the READ: Hope in Action program, a partnership between RIT’s Wallace Center and athletics department, and John Williams School No. 5 in the Rochester City School District. Another colleague stated, “Kari maintains standards and professional expectations at a level equal to the very best in her profession. She has demonstrated a commitment to the education of young minds.”
Please congratulate Kari when you see her!