armth and smiles — that’s how the School of Nursing faculty and staff have been greeted by Joe DiGioia for the past 20 years. As a member of our facilities team, DiGioia goes above and beyond keeping the North Haven Campus in pristine condition — while always lending a helping hand and words of encouragement to anyone who needs it.
“I was out for several days and when I returned, Joe welcomed me back and talked to me as I approached my office,” said Jean Lange, former dean of the School of Nursing. “I thought he had work to do in that direction, but he had come just to open my door for me. He enriches our community with his strong work ethic, personalized approach and caring attitude.”
For his extraordinary efforts and attitude, DiGioia is being honored with one of this year’s Center for Excellence in Service to Students awards, the university’s most prestigious staff honors, on October 17.