May 11, 2011

Staff and Administrator Service Award 2011

The Staff and Administrator Service Award Committee is pleased to announce that Louise Barmann, Department of Sociology and Criminology, is the recipient of the inaugural John Carroll University Staff and Administrator Service Award for 2011.  The award recognizes an individual for outstanding service to the community in representing a “faith that does justice.”

Louise began her career at John Carroll in 1993. Throughout her time as an employee, she has engaged in service to the community as well as the campus. Louise is active in the East Fairfax Street Association, organizing block parties, collecting food for the Heights Emergency Food Center, organizing babysitting co-ops, publishing a monthly street newsletter, and a phone directory; all activities that help create a more inclusive environment for all the residents. She also served Saint Ann’s Parish in Cleveland Heights for more than 30 years as a member of Parish Council and the Parent Teacher Organization.

She has been integral in helping John Carroll get our community garden up and running so that we have been able to donate hundreds of pounds of fresh produce each summer to the Heights Emergency Food Center. Other service activities include tutoring children in East Cleveland, fundraising for Benedictine High School, serving as an usher at Play House Square, working with Fatima Fun Day on JCU’s campus, and much more.

Louise will receive the award from Rev. Robert Niehoff, S.J., at the annual Staff and Administrators Picnic on Monday, May 23, 2011. Please join us in congratulating Louise Barmann.