Sandra Procopio Named a 2013 John S. Perkins Distinguished Service Award Winner

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May 6th, 2013

Procopio has served as Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Program for 20 years

04-2448SMGSMG Faculty H&S Session II09/15/04Sandra Procopio, Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Program at SMG, was named one of three winners of the 2013 John S. Perkins Distinguished Service Award. The Perkins Award honors those members of the BU family who have served the University with great distinction and have made important contributions to the community. Procopio has been at Boston University since 1975, and came to SMG in 1993. She is retiring in June 2013.

From BU Today:

Procopio (SED’89) says she was stunned to learn she’d been selected for a Perkins Award. The assistant dean, who has worked at BU for almost 38 years, has “consistently maintained a commitment to excellent student service and supported new initiatives that support student engagement and retention,” noted one professor in a recommendation letter. She has been crucial to the school’s success by “serving students, supporting faculty, and creating a richer, warmer community,” noted another colleague.

Asked what she likes most about her job, Procopio says there is no greater joy than seeing a student develop over a four-year period. “They start out as an 18-year-old and become an adult, with leadership skills and poise,” she says. She estimates she has worked with as many as 10,000 students who have passed through the halls of SMG since she started at the school 20 years ago. Procopio plays an integral part in SMG’s honors program as well.

“Sandra’s recognition is a special point of pride for the entire SMG community,” said Allen Questrom Professor and Dean Ken Freeman in a school-wide announcement. “She has touched the lives of countless students, staff, and faculty – and has done so for nearly twenty years at the School.”

An award ceremony and reception will be held for the winners at 5pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Metcalf Trustee Center on the 9th Floor of 1 Silber Way, Boston. The ceremony and reception is open to all members of the BU community.