Our very own Kaitlyn Hennigan was one of nine employees honored yesterday with the Dean’s Award for Excellence.  This annual award recognizes HLS employees who excel in multiple areas: innovation, leadership, commitment, learning, and collaboration.

A young woman stands between her parents. All three smile.
Kaitlyn celebrates with her parents after receiving the Dean’s Award for Excellence.

As we wrote in our nomination, Kaitlyn epitomizes these qualities.  As Program Coordinator, she makes the Clinic hum along smoothly, administering all aspects of our extremely large shop with limitless energy and friendliness.  These qualities are matched by organizational skills and creativity that give her an uncanny ability to juggle a dozen things at once, and efficiently. She interacts daily with students and clinicians, answering questions and emails about clinical processes or policies, and communicating about courses and projects.

Students and clinicians know that Kaitlyn is reliable and dependable, and regularly look to her for advice and suggestions.  They consistently praise her responsiveness and warmth, as well as her ability to thoughtfully solve problems. In short, Kaitlyn is a “go to” person not only for our clinicians and students, but also for other departments that recognize her as an invaluable team player and resource.

We’re so lucky to be able to depend on Kaitlyn, knowing she’ll take care of everything with excellence that represents our Clinic and the Law School in the very best light.  Congratulations, Kaitlyn, on this well-deserved award!

NOTE: In addition to Kaitlyn, the Dean honored eight more of our colleagues at Monday’s ceremony: John Arciprete, Director of Facilities, Facilities Management; Kirsten Bermingham, Assistant Director for Administration, OPIA; Lisa Burns, Registrar, Registrar’s Office; Kathleen Curley, Program Administrator, Faculty Support Services; Russell Keyes, Building Services Coordinator, Facilities Management; Sarah Morton, Administrative Director, Prison Legal Aid Program; Darris Saylors, Student Programs Manager, Dean of Students; Jeanne Tai, Assistant Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies.