Marilyn MacLeod   2011 Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Marilyn Macleod joined the University of New Brunswick in August 1985. She was first employed in the Registrar’s Office as Records Clerk and then Secretary to the Registrar from 1999–2003. From 2003-2008 Marilyn was the administrative assistant for the School of Graduate Studies, Department of Biology, Department of History and Politics, Education Program Office, Department of Engineering, and the Department of Computer Science & Applied Statistics respectively. Marilyn has been the administrative assistant for the Department of Social Sciences since May, 2008.

Beyond a chronological history of her career is a person who is treasured by all of her colleagues and students alike. Marilyn conveys the best that the University of New Brunswick has to offer. She is personable, bright, witty and a tireless worker. She cares deeply about the welfare of every student who enters the Department of Social Science for assistance.

On several occasions during my association with Marilyn, I have known her to step up and assist all of the administrative assistants in the Faculty of Arts when the need arose. Marilyn’s true value to the university community is seen by all of us on a day to day basis. A typical day for Marilyn includes assisting myself and the coordinators for five disciplinary units, Sharon Smith in the Dean’s Office, Dr. Bruce MacDonald in Graduate Studies and student needs in Education

On a lighter note, Marilyn has to be recognized for her trademark and patent-pending “Hot Peppermint Patties” which are served just prior to the Holiday Luncheon sponsored by the Vice-President’s Office in December.  They are yummy good.

For her continued commitment to the University of New Brunswick and her dedication for the past 25 years, I would like to nominate Marilyn Macleod for the Distinguished Service Award.

Gary Worrell
Department of Social Science