Barbara Dick

Barbara Dick with students

Barbara Dick with students after recieving the 2019 Dottie Welch Award.

Congratulations to Barbara Dick, the 2019 recipient of the Dottie Welch Award. She is the administrative assistant and undergraduate coordinator in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

As the undergraduate coordinator, Dick has the primary responsibility for efficient and effective academic program management and support of 200+ students. She also provides support to the department chair and faculty in the department and serves as an academic advisor handling all undergraduate student concerns, communications, and policies that involve the audio and music engineering (AME) and ECE undergraduate programs.

Dick is “an amazing resource to myself and many other students,” says Chinenye Tassie ’19, one of the students who nominated her. “Her willingness to go above and beyond for us makes us comfortable to depend on her. She is always there to hold our hand, give us information about opportunities, and encourage us through dark times. Barb is the unsung hero of the department.”

Dick has served the University for more than 18 years. From 1990 to 1993 she served as secretary in neurobiology and anatomy and secretary for the Neuroscience Journal. From 1993 to 1996 she worked in the Office of Research Projects Administration, and from 1996 to 2001 as an administrative assistant for the research grants database, before joining ECE in 2001.

Dick, who has a degree in music education from Nazareth College, is a singer who has appeared in many productions of Off-Monroe Players, Rochester’s Gilbert and Sullivan company.