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Born in Haiti, Sabbatini came to the United States when he was nine years old. Motivated by his parents to keep good grades, he made them proud. "I didn't know I was up for this award," he said. "And when I got it, I felt overwhelmed and here's why. I am very task oriented, and when I come to work, my mindset is to help as best I can." Sabbatini added, "I enjoy IT, and my willingness to learn has helped me a lot. IT has great people who work for student success. Eric Feibel is another person who's helped me a lot. I've had great opportunities, working for great people, and that's how this award came about." "I am honored to have received BSU's Student Worker of the Year Award – and my mom loved it too"! 16 Outcomes 2017 And the Winner Is... Sabbatini Francois, '19 Be sure you have lots of time if you ask Sabbatini Francois, '19, what his responsibilities are as student worker in IT. When asked, he says he works with projectors, classroom equipment and front-end teaching stations. He goes on to tell you that he configures switches and does "cable management." He says he works with active directory, creating new accounts for every BSU user. Lest we forget, he also works with scripting languages for Microso Windows. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Sabbatini manages all this as a 20-hour-a-week student worker – 10 hours working for Lisa Grosshart, director of Media Services; 10 hours working for Dr. Coung Vu, director of Systems. But it's not just the volume of the work he manages to complete, it's his positive attitude. And all that adds up to Sabbatini Francois receiving the prestigious Bridgewater State University Student Worker of the Year award. Ms. Grosshart said, "It's not just what Sabbatini does, it's how he does it. He always goes that step beyond. He's an intelligent, articulate student, extremely hard working, courteous and organized with excellent customer service skills. As a student supervisor, Sabbatini is able to troubleshoot media technology equipment and assist with classroom configurations and installations." Dr. Vu added, "I can always rely on Sabbatini to get his assigned tasks done in a timely and professional manner. He's friendly and willing to learn. He helps us visually monitor our multiple data centers where we house all our servers and networking equipment to run the backend infrastructure for the entire campus. He alerts us of any potential issues and provides invaluable feedback, which helps us proactively address an issue before it becomes a problem." Star Performers SABBATINI FRANCOIS, '19

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