Public safety officer receives SUNY Chancellor's Award
Jamie Enwright’s more than two decades of service to SUNY Oswego as a member of the college’s University Police staff has been recognized with a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.
Enwright said she was “overwhelmed” by the honor when college President Deborah F. Stanley called to tell her of the award.
University Police Chief John Rossi nominated Enwright for the Chancellor’s Award. “She has always possessed an excellent work ethic, taking on far more tasks than originally assigned to her,” he wrote.
Enwright joined the department in 1993 as a part-time clerical employee. She received national recognition in 1997 for her handling of a medical call that resulted in saving a student’s life. Woman’s World magazine featured the story: “Jamie Enwright knew she was the only person who could save the girl struggling to speak to her over the phone. But first, she had to find her,” it began.
The SUNY Chiefs of Police Association honored Enwright with an Acts of Professionalism Award.
In 1998 Enwright became the department’s first campus public safety officer, Rossi said, which put her in the role of desk officer, responsible for communications services and dispatching. In 2002 she added the responsibilities of administrative assistant to her duties, essentially doing the work of two people, the chief said.
She works with the chief to administer the department’s compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as well as to compile the department’s annual report to the college community.
Enwright also serves the college as a member of the Employee Recognition Committee and as her department’s representative for the State Employees Federated Appeal.
“Jamie possesses top-notch people skills whether in person or on the phone,” Rossi said.
The chief added that she boosts the morale of the department with her ever-present smile and by regularly bringing in homemade baked goods and making arrangements for social events.
Enwright is a graduate of SUNY Morrisville.
She will formally receive the medal for the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service at SUNY Oswego’s December commencement ceremony.
(Posted: Apr 23, 2014)