LaFreniere Is April Employee of the Month
Posted: April 1, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
By Jessica Johnson
Jennifer LaFreniere, event information coordinator in Information Services, is the April Employee of the Month. LaFreniere updates events for the Today@Mason calendar and coordinates the production and distribution of the printed calendar delivered bimonthly campuswide. She maintains several web sites, including the Mason hours of operation for each of the campuses, directions to Mason, the Mason FAQ, Mason hotels listings, summer camps, and Information Services.
LaFreniere is also “the computer expert for [her] department,” says Bobbie Fuller, her supervisor. She maintains 20 computers at six different locations for Information Services, including the Johnson Center Information Desk, the Switchboard, Arlington Campus Information Services, and the main office in SUB I. “Due to her expertise, the number of calls to the ITU Support Center has been drastically reduced, thus increasing our productivity,” says Fuller. “She also developed a manual for each of the staff to be able to do routine maintenance to our computers.”
LaFreniere came to Mason in 1990 as a student, and has worked at the university since 1991; she began working for Information Services in December 1998. “When I began working at George Mason as a student,” she says, “I was first drawn to the flexibility of having an on-campus job. As I spent more and more time here, I found that I enjoyed the diverse group of people that I was able to work with.”
“Jen is one of the finest employees I have ever had the opportunity to supervise,” says Fuller. “She accomplishes her goals while earning the respect and admiration of everyone who has contact with her.”