ACAAP Honors Mary Jane Maturo
March 10, 2016
Congratulations to Mary Jane Maturo, recipient of the 2015-16 Support Staff Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Catholic Admissions & Advancement Professionals (ACAAP). This award recognizes one exceptional support staff member for long-term commitment to his or her school, parish, or institution. Mary Jane was presented with this award at the ACAAP Spring Conference at The College of the Holy Cross.
An invaluable presence at Sacred Heart, Mary Jane is currently in her 18th year as office manager. Always gracious and welcoming to all who phone or visit, parents, students, alumnae, and visitors speak of her warmth, kindness, and willingness to help. Over the years, Mary Jane has greeted thousands of applicants and families during the admissions process when first impressions truly count but her day-to-day love for our students and families is what truly makes her special. Whether assisting a student, helping a parent, or working closely with faculty and administrators, Mary Jane is always patient, caring, and kind.
“Throughout my life I have enjoyed helping others in any way I can. I’m delighted to know that someone’s life has been made easier because of my efforts. In so doing I am a happier, more fulfilled person,” shares Mary Jane.
A critical member of our Safety Committee, working closely with local police and emergency personnel to keep our students safe at all times, Mary Jane addresses safety issues on a daily basis, monitoring visitors and determining entry. She has also served on numerous fundraising committees including our Auction, House Tour, and Spring Fashion Show. In 2011, Mary Jane was the recipient of the Hearts of the Community Award for her unstinting service to the Academy, and for her compassion and commitment to helping others.
Offered Sr. Sheila, “Mary Jane brings honor to our institution and inspires others by her example. We are thrilled that ACAAP publically acknowledged her extraordinary commitment to Sacred Heart.”