The Marlene F. Richman Award recognizes University of Chicago staff members who demonstrate the highest levels of dedication, care, and compassion in the service of students. The winner of this award exemplifies the qualities demonstrated by Marlene F. Richman during her decades of untiring effort to guide students in the articulation and achievement of their dreams, to be a true friend and leader to colleagues, and to promote students' happiness and well-being.
The 2017 winner of the Marlene F. Richman Award is Candace Bergeron, assistant director of student affairs at the Law School. In her role, Candace works closely with student organizations at the Law School. Students praised Candace's tireless dedication in helping them to effectively manage their organizations and host enriching programs. Students noted that Candace often arrives early and stays late to ensure the programs go off without a hitch. She was also commended for her responsiveness and approachable nature.
"Candace truly cares about us and ensures that our community is fun, positive, and bright," one nominator wrote. "Given the rigors of law school and the isolation that students can experience, her dedication to us and her attention to all matters, big and small, have been absolutely invaluable."