Cheryl Nalbach is July Employee of the Month

Posted: July 1, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Cheryl Nalbach, outreach and public relations coordinator for the Department of Music, is known as a person who goes the extra mile and produces work of exceptional quality. She has been named Employee of the Month for July.

“She is a very hard worker, conscientious and attentive to detail, and she is also wonderful in dealing with students, faculty, and donors,” says Linda Monson, assistant chair of the Department of Music. “She is our main public relations person and she is terrific in producing attractive brochures, concert programs, and flyers for our many music department events. She is a tremendous asset to our department, and we are all thrilled that she has been chosen as Employee of the Month.”

Nalbach infuses her love of music and promoting music education into everything she does in her role as liaison between the department and the Center for the Arts staff. She coordinates internal and external communications and publicity for departmental events; sets up special events; and performs outreach to the community, local teachers, and students.

“What is truly exceptional about her work is her care to detail and the fact that attending Department of Music concerts is not part of her job responsibilities but she attends most of them to be sure that everything runs smoothly,” says Dorian Mroz, director of finance and administration for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, in her letter of nomination cowritten with former Interim Music Chair Joseph Kanyan. “She provides whatever guest artists need and makes sure they are treated in a most professional way. She frequently works evenings and weekends to get her job done because a concert may be scheduled at the last minute.”

Nalbach came to the university in May 2000 after working as outreach and education coordinator for American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras in Annandale. During the 1990s, she earned a B.F.A. from Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., and worked for an architectural firm in Rochester, N.Y. “That’s when I discovered my first love was music. I missed it terribly,” she says. As a result, she went back to school at the State University of New York at Binghamton to earn her B.A. in music.

“My greatest job satisfaction comes from watching and hearing our students perform onstage in concert,” she says.

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