Lucinda Burke Is March Employee of the Month

Posted: March 1, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Erick Soricelli

Lucinda Burke, office manager for the Counseling Center, is the March Employee of the Month. “Feedback from student evaluations of our services have uniformly described Lucinda as being friendly, understanding, and professional,” says Ralph Roberts, director of the Counseling Center. “After talking to her, students feel much more relaxed and secure in the knowledge that help is on the way.”

Burke has responsibility for clerical support for all counselors, purchasing equipment and supplies, budgets and accounts payable, data entry, reports, and client scheduling. In addition, Burke provides supplies and clerical support for the center’s information kiosks and interdepartmental projects.

Burke’s Counseling Center co-workers are not the only ones to notice her outstanding qualities. “I look forward to any interaction with her,” says Nancy Murphy, administrative assistant for University Life, “and am always assured of the right answer, a professional opinion, or a perfect communiqué.”

“What attracted me to Mason is the continually changing, energetic environment and the diverse student population,” says Burke, who has been at George Mason for three years> She started out in the Counseling Center as a receptionist, then served as an administrative assistant with the center. She adds that the best part of her position is the opportunity to interact with other departments on a daily basis. “Working with a great group of professionals makes my job interesting,” she says.

Burke holds a bachelor of arts in communications and a bookkeeping certificate. Before coming to Mason, she was a substitute teacher for five years, spent eight years with Prince William County Public Schools, and worked for two years in a supervisory role with an insurance company.

In her spare time, Burke enjoys traveling, reading mysteries, camping, and hiking. Some of her goals this year include being successful in her new position and running a 5K race.

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