Reading Resident Named Student Employee of the Year at Boston University
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(Boston, Mass.) — Laura Gerety of Reading is the recipient of Boston University’s 2001 Student Employee of the Year Award. Since 1989, the University’s Student Employment Office has been recognizing those outstanding student employees who go far beyond what is expected of them through this award.
Gerety is a junior in the College of Arts and Science and the School of Management, double majoring in economics and finance. She has been employed in the College’s biology department since September 1998. Her duties include: receiving and confirming vendor orders for the department, distributing materials to faculty and staff, and maintaining order in the biology department’s stockroom.
Professor Geoffrey Cooper, chairman of the University’s biology department, says of Gerety: “Laura is always pleasant, professional, and ready to do whatever it takes to fix a problem. She is proactive, a quick learner, and is constantly surprising me with her level of thoroughness and her willingness to help. Laura Gerety is, quite simply, an outstanding student employee and an outstanding person. Out department could not run without her assistance.”
Gerety was chosen from 36 nominations for this award, and she will receive a $500 savings bond and plaque for her honor. A 1998 graduate of Reading Memorial High School, she is the daughter of Silva Gerety and the late James Gerety of Summit Drive.
Boston University is the fourth largest private university in the United States, with an enrollment of nearly 29,000 students in its 16 schools and colleges. The University offers an exceptional grounding in the liberal arts, a broad range of programs in the arts, sciences, law, medicine, engineering, and other professional areas, and state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research .