News Archive

News Story


Sue DeMatteo wins Staff Excellence Award

President's executive secretary has served professionally for nearly 17 years

Chicago (Dec. 4, 2006) – In recognition of her professional, courteous and graceful service to Saint Xavier University, president’s executive secretary Sue DeMatteo received the University’s 2006 Staff Excellence Award at Saint Xavier’s Founders’ Day celebration on Dec. 1.

Along with DeMatteo, Jan Bickel, D.M.A., director of vocal studies, won the Saint Xavier University Award for faculty, and student Adeeb Odeh won the Mother Mary Paulita Morris, R.S.M., Service Award during Saint Xavier’s annual Founders’ Day celebration.

“Today, we celebrate the outstanding contributions of these individuals,” said Saint Xavier University President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D. “We honor the dedication, academic achievements and strength of spirit shown by our awardees.” 

DeMatteo, of Palos Park, has been the president’s executive secretary since 1995 and has served for two presidents. She has also worked in the School of Nursing, office of She began her career at Saint Xavier nearly 17 years ago and has worked in the School of Nursing, Pastoral Ministry Institute, and the departments of religious studies and philosophy. 

The Staff Excellence Award recognizes a staff member who performs his or her responsibilities in a meritorious fashion; makes a significant contribution to the University community and its mission; displays initiative and creativity; establishes closer bonds among faculty, staff, students and alumni; treats all people with dignity and respect; and builds relationships based 
on honesty and integrity.

“Through her position, . . .she presents the face of Saint Xavier University in a spirit we all consider most desirable. She acts in a manner that reflects many of the core values of the University,” said one of her nominators, Margaret Bogacz, professor of mathematics at Saint Xavier.

Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University is a comprehensive Catholic university serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago and Orland Park. The University offers 35 undergraduate majors and more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing with day, evening and weekend courses to fit busy schedules.


Contact Deborah Snow Humiston
773-298-3325 or snowhumiston@sxu.edu

Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, educates men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.

Saint Xavier University Media Relations: 773-298-3937
3700 West 103rd Street, Chicago Ill. 60655 * 18230 Orland Parkway, Orland Park, Ill. 60467
online faculty expert guide: www.sxu.edu/relations/faculty_experts.asp