Achieving Women Award 2012
Staff Exempt, Campus Health Services Nurse, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus
(L to R) Christy Long and Kathy Iannamorelli.
Achieving Women – Staff Exempt
The winner of the 2012 Achieving Women award in the staff exempt category is Kathy Iannamorelli, who serves as the campus nurse and disability liaison at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.
Kathy is known for her dedicated professionalism, her unstoppable energy, and her enormous kindness. To provide for the health and wellness needs of the entire campus community, Kathy routinely creates health and wellness programming, writes and receives grants for very inexpensive flu shots, creates fitness programs for little or no cost, and serves on the Penn State Fayette Early Intervention team. She has also partnered with local groups such as the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society to advocate for healthy lifestyles while encouraging campus fundraising efforts for these groups.
Kathy is a true advocate for Disability Services at Fayette. Kathy understands the challenges that students with disabilities face regarding accommodations and has been tireless in ensuring that students are properly accommodated. She works with the departments of academic affairs and student affairs to ensure their understanding of Disability Services and the needs of students with disabilities.
Kathy also attends to the needs of the international student population at Fayette. Since these students are far from home and may have language barriers, they usually find it difficult to navigate the healthcare maze. Kathy has seen to it that their healthcare and transportation needs are met…and she always invites international students to her home for the holidays.
One nominator said that when Kathy finds something that she loves, she gives 100 percent effort. Her efforts have not only helped the Penn State Fayette campus, but the Fayette County community as well. The campus feels fortunate to have such a caring and passionate person as a part of their community.