Since 2004, Joanne has served as MxCC’s assistant registrar – keeping track (and making sense) of all the student data that is prepared, accessed and archived each semester. She also assists in the crucial task of certifying graduates, preparing student transcripts, and maintaining the student database system.
Joanne first joined the team at MxCC as a work-study student in 1996, helping with various administrative tasks. She became a full-time employee at the College in 1998 serving as a data entry operator. In this role, she created forms and databases, maintained the student database system, ran reports and extracts for various offices, and entered course schedules for each semester.
Prior to joining MxCC, Joanne was a warehouse manager at Imported Fasteners & Systems Inc. in Wallingford. She prepared and shipped 300 orders daily, placed stock orders, managed weekly inventory, and maintained customer files.
Joanne earned a bachelor of general studies degree with a concentration in the arts and humanities from the University of Connecticut. While at UCONN, she was a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and the Pinnacle Honor Sociey, and was the student speaker at her graduation.
She also has earned three associate degrees from Middlesex Community College: two in business office technology (for executive and medical), and one in general studies. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at MxCC, and received the Second Year Student scholarship. Joanne is listed in “Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges” and in the “National Dean’s List Book.”
When she is not on campus, Joanne enjoys time with her special-needs child and three kittens. As an avid book reader, it is easy to understand why she also is a devoted fan of Lord of the Rings online. She loves to cheer on the New York Yankees, the New York Giants, NASCAR and #48 Jimmie Johnson. And, she is a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh and Meat Loaf (the singer not the food; although she does think meatloaf is good).