School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics presents distinguished service award winner


Robb Larson receives the Marita Romine Distinguished Service Award at the school's spring awards reception.

The School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics is proud to announce the 2021-22 winner of the Marita Romine Distinguished Service Award: Robb Larson from Student Services.

This award is given to someone who demonstrates high standards and excellence in overall work performance; who promotes positive morale through a congenial, supportive attitude and by coaching, supporting, and mentoring others; who shows commitment to professional development as well as to developing and recognizing others; who promotes teamwork, collaboration, and cohesiveness; and who contributes significantly to the overall success of his/her area and is a great representative of SLCL to our campus community.

Larson excels in all those areas. He was nominated by several people, in different departments, who all had the same thing to say: he is an outstanding employee, both in the knowledge of the work he exhibits, in his willingness to learn and improve, and in the way he interacts with people. Unfailingly courteous, efficient, and kind, there is no problem he cannot handle: if he does not know, he will find out. If the process is not working, he will suggest an alternative. He also has a great sense of humor, and even during the worst of the pandemic, he did not lose it.

Larson was one of several people honored during the 2022 SLCL Spring Awards and Recognition Reception in late April. The school's diversity and engagement award winners and dissertation completion fellowship recipients were also recognized, as well as Joy Fuller, who is retiring after serving as assistant director of business for the school since 2018.

Elena Delgado, Antony Augoustakis, and the SLCL Executive Committee (Tania Ionin, Bruce Rosenstock, Misumi Sadler, Jon Solomon, Mara Wade, and Robert Tierney)