Congratulations to Erin Marulli, who won the Community College Award for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region II!

The award is given to student affairs professionals who have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to the profession.

Marulli is the assistant director and student success coordinator for Broome County Higher Education Access, Retention and Success (HEARS). The grant-funded program seeks to aid community members who wish to access higher education, students who dropped out before completing a degree and are looking to re-enroll, and those students who are eligible for a reverse-transfer Associate’s degree.

Erin Marulli strives to meet students at their need, aiding them with transitional housing, re-entry programs and more at SUNY Broome, during community events and through local libraries and churches.

“As a result of her hard work, Erin has successfully helped to re-enroll 62 students and graduate 130 students via reverse transfer or through class completion through July 2016,” wrote Cory Rusin, Broome CountyHEARS Student Success coordinator at Binghamton University, in her letter of nomination.

Erin also has taken on leadership roles at SUNY Broome and in the community. With Maureen Breck, she co-chairs the Family Friendly Campus Tool-kit, to determine the available support and needed improvements for student parents. She is also part of the Achieving Success Committee, the Distance Learning Steering Committee, and secretary of Safestreets, an organization that addresses neighborhood quality of life.

She also created the Adult Empowerment Series, a grant-funded program through the Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative that provided skill-building workshops on topics such as technology, civic engagement and creativity.

Congratulations to Erin Marulli on an honor well-earned!