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Program Officer Joanne Needham Recognized at Lone Pine Awards Ceremony

Joanne Needham and other Rockefeller Center staff with President Hanlon after Joanne received the Dartmouth College Lone Pine Award for Excellence in Passion and Commitment.

Joanne Needham, Rockefeller Center Program Officer for Public Programs and Special Events, has received the Dartmouth College Lone Pine Award for Excellence in Passion and Commitment.

Joanne Needham with President Hanlon after recieving the prestigious Dartmouth College Lone Pine Award for Excellence in Passion and Commitment.

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The Rockefeller Center is honored to announce that its very own Program Officer for Public Programs and Special Events, Joanne Needham, has received the prestigious Dartmouth College Lone Pine Award for Excellence in Passion and Commitment. This inaugural awards program intends to recognize Dartmouth College employees who have gone above and beyond in showing Dartmouth’s commitment to excellence in different areas of service. The Rockefeller Center staff was pleased to celebrate Joanne’s passion towards her work, at the Rockefeller Center and Dartmouth, at the Lone Pine Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 3th 2019. 

Joanne is honored and grateful to have been nominated and selected for the Passion and Commitment Award. “I learned about passion and commitment from both of my parents, and a strong work ethic from my dad. I have found it easy to be passionate about and committed to my work at Dartmouth because of my amazing colleagues at the Rockefeller Center and across campus,” says Joanne. She enjoys having the opportunity to meet distinguished speakers through her role working with Rocky’s Public Programs. Joanne shares that her favorite part of her job is the constant learning and growth she experiences. 

Joanne makes visitors to the Rockefeller Center feel welcomed and engaged. She strives to give the entire Dartmouth community a great experience every time they come through the doors at the Rockefeller Center. Since joining the Rocky staff team in 2011, Joanne has left on impact on many students, staff, and faculty because of her strong passion for the mission of the Rockefeller Center.   Dartmouth College and the Rockefeller Center would like to congratulate and recognize Joanne for her outstanding contributions to the campus community. 

Written by Bethany Malzman '19, Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistant for Communications

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