Suzanne Karaszewski, graphic designer in Niagara University's office of public relations, marketing and communications, has been named NU's Outstanding Employee of the Quarter. Karaszewski, of Kenmore, was presented with the award by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara president (pictured).
Karaszewski joined Niagara in September 2004.
A quote from Karaszewski's supervisor stated, "I cannot say enough about Sue's commitment to her work. As a highly talented design professional, not only is Sue's work well-designed, but she works nights or weekends to make sure that we meet a deadline."
Comments from another nomination stated, "I have had the pleasure to work with Sue this past year on numerous events. No matter the timeline, Sue always comes through for me. The President's Dinner invitation is a huge project, and I truly appreciate her expertise and dedication."
Karaszewski has been the recipient of several "Purple Pats" that describe her ongoing commitment to the university community. One of the "pats" thanked her by saying, "You always go beyond our expectations and make everything look collegiate and professional."
Another "Purple Pat" thanked Karaszewski, not only for her work, but for her inspiration, "Thank you for doing such a great job so willingly and always with a smile! You are an inspiration to all those around you!"
Another quote from Karaszewski's supervisor complimented her commitment to her work, "Whether she is creating magazines, posters, brochures, invitations or other imagery, Sue's work always puts Niagara University in the best light possible, showcasing Western New York's premier institution of higher education."
One nomination shows how Karaszewski's commitment extends beyond her department, "Sue's job is helping other departments reach their goals and she does a great job doing it. For a job that is designated to help others, I realize that Sue has a direct impact on my success as well."
NU employees, students, alumni, parents or other persons who come in contact with NU employees, make nominations for the Outstanding Employee Award. Honorees are eligible to receive gift certificates to area amenities, movie passes, two days off during the next quarter, NU athletics tickets and a universal parking tag that can be used in any non-handicapped parking spot on campus.