Every year the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce presents the 40 Under 40 Mover and Shaker Awards. The award is given to 40 people in Dutchess County under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to helping the Hudson Valley. People are nominated, and then letters are sent in from colleagues and friends on their behalf. Then, a committee of former honorees judge the nominations and pick the Top 40.
This year we are proud of our very own Nicholas Mauro who has received the award! Nicholas works as the Senior Human Resources Generalist here at Marist College. He grew up in Poughkeepsie, briefly moving away, then coming back and starting a job at Marist in the summer of 2011. Nicholas’ job in Human Resources involves recruiting and training employees for campus.
Nicholas spoke about how he believes his job in Human Resources helps the local area. He spoke about how Marist is a premier employer in the area. By making sure Marist has a good work environment, Human Resources is attracting people from all over to the area. Then, the faculty, staff, and students of Marist are able to engage with the community. Nicholas explained how the community looks to Marist for volunteers and leaders. Nicholas himself volunteers his time with a Professional Development Program Committee with the Dutchess County Chamber of Congress, which helps teach leadership to children and adults. He also works with a local nonprofit organization Rocky Strong, which is an organization started in memory of Christine Rocky, a Dutchess County resident who lost her battle to colon cancer. The organization now raises money to help caregivers and their families.
In terms of the future relationship between Marist and the local area, Nicholas hopes to bring more opportunities to students. He spoke about how many organizations are in the area looking for interns or volunteers. He hopes to connect these organizations to the Marist student body to get students more involved with the area.
A reception will take place on April 5th to celebrate the honorees. Congratulations Nicholas Mauro!