She served Development and College Relations with patience and persistence for 33 years.
Sherie, Development and College Relations was very fortunate to welcome someone as dedicated and talented as you to our campus community. When you accepted the position as secretary on Sept. 24, 1987, you launched a lengthy career of valuable service to Lafayette. Throughout your tenure of supporting the College, you sat in the same space until you retired on the 33rd anniversary of your hire. This seat will always bring to the memory of the members of our Development and College Relations Division their sincere gratitude for the ways in which your many strides advanced their efforts and benefited Lafayette.
Stephanie Hayes, executive director, campaign and development operations, noted that you have supported the work of development through tenures of three vice presidents and five presidents. “During that time, Sherie also worked with parent relations, gift accounting, event planning and management, the summary of giving, major gifts, stewardship, and much, much more,” Stephanie noted. “Sherie has also helped to onboard quite a few new development officers and has likely opened and prepared over 20,000 gift envelopes over the years.”
Stephanie also mentioned that you adjusted your schedule and output during the Development Division’s very busy months of December and June. “I did not have to ask Sherie to adjust. She just gets to work. She is patient with me and persistent—a great combo,” said Stephanie. “As the mail and questions roll in, we often wonder if we can handle the volume of work and make it to the new calendar or fiscal year.” Stephanie noted that your perennial response was, “We always get there, Stephanie. We always get there.” As a result of your patience and persistence, the development team was always successful in getting there.
Sherie, your talents and heartwarming dedication to your colleagues and Lafayette are treasured. Please know that you are missed. We hope that you are enjoying your retirement.