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Moser Honored with Thaddeus Seymour Staff Award for Community Engagement

May 07, 2021

By Stephanie Rizzo ’09

The award is granted annually to the staff member who has transformed our community through community engagement.

Trish Moser, director of Rollins’ Office of Student Affairs, is the recipient of the 2021 Thaddeus Seymour Staff Award for Community Engagement.

“[Moser] is known around campus as a selfless servant leader, just like Thad,” said one colleague. “She goes above and beyond to serve the College, especially in times of need. From COVID-19 operations to student support, she can always be counted on to engage the mission in positive ways.”

Moser has dedicated her life to serving folks within the Rollins community and throughout Central Florida. She is a founding member of Bridging the Color Divide, an anti-racism education organization based in Winter Park. She is also an active member of St. Margaret Mary Church, where she serves as a founding member of the Lazarus Project, an initiative providing food and other essentials to transient families to help them rise out of subsistence poverty and into homes of their own.

Thaddeus Seymour joined Rollins in 1978 as the 12th president of the College. During his 12-year tenure, he transformed Rollins through his commitment to academic excellence, fundraising, and relationships with the local community. The Thaddeus Seymour Staff Award for Community Engagement was established in 2006 as a means of recognizing Rollins staff members for sustainable and demonstrated service in local and global communities. In the spirit of Rollins’ mission of educating global citizens and responsible leaders, this award is granted annually to the staff member who has transformed our community through community engagement.

A donation of $500 will be made in honor of Moser toward the community organization of her choice to further encourage her efforts in citizenship and leadership.


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