2022 Award for Administrative Excellence

Sabrina Granderson, Randolph-Macon College

Sabrina Granderson, Administrative Services Coordinator for the Honors Program at Randolph-Macon College, has been selected as the winner of the 2022 NCHC Award for Administrative Excellence. Granderson was nominated by April Marchetti, Director of the Randolph-Macon College Honors Program, for her commitment to honors education and the college in a time of major transitions.

The Award for Administrative Excellence is given by the National Collegiate Honors Council in honor of Administrative Professionals Day. Each year, members of the NCHC are invited to nominate the administrative professionals that support and sustain their honors programs and colleges. Nominees are reviewed by a panel of former award recipients, as well as the coordinators of NCHC’s Professional Staff in Honors programming. Many staff members dedicate years of hard work and experience to the success of honors education at their institution, and their collective efforts make a difference to hundreds of thousands of honors students across the nation.

In her nomination, Marchetti spoke of Granderson’s “immense value to our program, her dedication to and passion for R-MC Honors, and her excellence as a true partner in our support of honors students at Randolph-Macon College.”

Granderson joined the Randolph-Macon Honors Program in 2017. Marchetti shared, “In the ensuing five years we’ve grown the program from less than 100 students and 5 or less graduating honors students per year, to approximately 370 engaged and excited students and a total of 41 honors graduates in 2022 - a record for our college! Sabrina was an integral part of the process, helping to establish record-keeping processes, assisting in budget management and ordering processes, helping with recruitment and retention efforts, and serving as liaison to the various offices on campus as we grew and improved our program.”

With sudden transition in honors leadership, Granderson again provided support to help honors thrive. “In her kind, caring, and non-judgmental way, Sabrina stepped in to help me find my way – by helping to identify small goals that we could accomplish together, by encouraging me to keep going when I felt overwhelmed, and by helping to keep the program productive and moving forward. She took charge of the dorm renovation and together we were able to create a beautiful space for our students to move into in September. Due in no small part to her efforts, we are moving forward, thriving, and having a successful recruiting year for the class of 2026. I am so thankful to have Sabrina on my team every day – she brings so much to our program, and she is very much deserving of this great honor.”

The NCHC is proud to present the 2022 Award for Administrative Excellence to Sabrina Granderson. She will receive recognition on NCHC’s website, and will also be invited to attend the NCHC’s 2022 Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas this November to receive her award at the annual Awards Ceremony.

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