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Brendan Greaney

Office of Disability Services
Recognition Year: 

Nominated by Jean Denney, Assistant Director of Disability Services.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Brendan has worked in the Office of Disability Services for two and a half years taking on numerous roles and responsibilities. Brendan’s first position was as driver of the Wright State accessible minivan and his outgoing and friendly personality as well as his interest in working with students with disabilities quickly led to promotions to office assistant and programming assistant. And, he performed these duties with the responsibility and confidentiality of a professional staff member.

Brendan’s attitude and willingness to assist with whatever was needed led him to being promoted to roles with Starting Wright, a program developed as part of the Ohio STEM Ability Alliance grant which provides a webcasting program for high school students who are interested in STEM majors. Brendan aided staff in maintaining the technology needed in order to make this program a success. Additionally, Brendan served as the co-leader of the ODS Peer Mentoring program where he provided exceptional leadership by training peer mentors both in the classroom and at the low ropes course in Outdoor Recreation as well as planning and leading several off-campus activities for first-year students with disabilities and their peer mentors. He continued to co-lead the peer mentoring program for 2 years and developed and taught an academic course titled ED 101 – Mentoring Peer Mentors and Student Leaders for Students with Disabilities

Jean Denney, Assistant Director of Disability Services wrote in his nomination letter, “He quickly became everyone’s ‘go to’ student employee primarily because he was always willing to provide assistance and he never disappointed you with his ideas and follow through! Since his employment in Disability Services, Brendan has demonstrated exceptional work skills including exemplary reliability, initiative, quality of work, professionalism, and unique contributions to our department. We have been fortunate to have him work as a student employee in our department and his ongoing contributions in servicing students with disabilities.”

Brendan’s commitment, loyalty, passion, strong work ethic, and friendly disposition area qualities truly valued by students and staff in Disability Services. He is a role model to other students. Brendan will graduate in June 2010 with an undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership. He is currently making plans to pursue a graduate degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Wright State.

A special thanks to this year's selection committee:

  • Joseph Berthiaume, Ph.D., Associate Director, Residence Services;
  • Jennifer Thal, Graduate Student, Student Affairs in Higher Education;
  • Gretchen Rentz, Student Services Specialist, Lake Campus.

Congratulations to all nominees!

Thank you to those supervisors who participated in this year's program and nominated their excellent student employees:

2010 Student Employee of the Year Nomination List

Student Name

Supervisor Name


Jennifer Blincoe

Jaimie Dulle

Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct

Katlin Bowman

Chad Hammerschmidt

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Shelee Busch  

Connie Dudley

Office of Technology Transfer & Development

Chase Cathcart

Nick Kizirnis

Office of Communications and Marketing

Kameron Davis

Jared Embree

Boonshoft School of Medicine, SARDI

Colleen Devore

Rob E. Boley

University Development

Lauren Cuff Faller

Daisy A. Stieger

Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering

Mason A. Fuchs

Patricia Long

Office of Partnerships and Field Experiences

Joseph Gillis

Traci Rackett

Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Community Health

Kourtnie Hagler

Christina M. Dewitt

Boonshoft School of Medicine Student Affairs and Admissions

Andrea Hemmert

Dane T. Daniel, Ph.D.

Liberal Arts, Lake Campus

Cory MacPherson

Stephanie Gottschlich

Office of Communications and Marketing

Ashley E. Marshall

Kenneth Turnbull

Department of Chemistry

Tolulope Orebiyi

Steve Lyons

University Center for International Education

Jean Rockwell

Sandi Holdheide

Student Services, Lake Campus

Philip Santinoceto

Scott Williams, Ph.D.

Center for Innovation Management

Melissa Ann Schnipke

Dale Goubeaux


Kami R. Wilson

Lena Friend

Department of Educational Leadership

Holley Wolfe

H. Roger Fulk

Office of Information Systems Program, Lake Campus

Jeanette Wood

David Jones

Center for Urban and Public Affairs