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Celebrating Our Community
Staff Stars Honors its First Graduating Class
 














Staff Stars, a yearlong program designed to prepare clinical and administrative staff at the Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing for supervisory positions, graduated its first class last June. Graduates were honored at a ceremony hosted by Dr. Michael O'Connor, Vice Dean for Administra-tion & Finance, back row, fourth from left; and Staff Stars cofounders Dr. Lisa Biagas, Executive Director for Human Resources and Faculty Services, first row, far left; and Mr. Ira Beresnoy, Senior Director for Clinic Operations and Extramural Programs, back row; third from right.

The graduates are: Back row, from left: Ms. Alicia Hudson, Patient Service Representative, Clinic Operations; Ms. Maritza Gordian, Surgical Technician, Clinic Operations; Ms. Veronica Burden, Patient Account Aide, Office of Financial Management and Business Operations; Ms. Robin Elliot, Lead Patient Service Representative, Clinic Operations; and Ms. Carmelita Maurentt, Senior HR Assistant, Office of Human Resources and Faculty Services, all of the College of Dentistry; Ms. Dina Figueroa-Bell, Administrative Aide, Office of Administration, Finance & Planning at the College of Nursing; and Ms. Gabriela Vaca, Human Resources Administrator, Office of Human Resources and Faculty Services at the College of Dentistry.

Front row, from left: Mr. Russell Carre, Supply Assistant, Clinic Operations, College of Dentistry; Ms. Jacqueline Johnson, Administrative Aide, Office of Student Affairs and Admissions; Ms. Donna Francis, Human Resources Administrator, Office of Administration, Finance and Planning, both at the College of Nursing; and Mr. Seth Yeboah, Patient Service Representative, Clinic Operations, College of Dentistry. Ms. Francis, formerly an Administrative Aide, is the first Staff Stars graduate to receive a promotion. Not shown are Mr. Tyrone Pearson, Sterilization Technician, Central Sterilization; Mr. Richard Anchundia, Administrative Aide, Office of Student Affairs and Admissions; and Ms. Cynthia Ruiz, Dental Imaging Technician, Office of Information Systems, all of the College of Dentistry.