Staffer honored by FVMA

Rachel DiSese

Rachel DiSesa

Rachel DiSesa, an administrative assistant to the dean at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has been honored as Citizen of the Year by a leading professional association.

The Florida Veterinary Medical Association presented DiSesa with the award on April 5 during its annual meeting in Orlando. The award is given to a non-veterinarian who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of FVMA and to the veterinary profession.

Awards are approved by a committee following a nomination process for members of the FVMA.

DiSesa joined the staff at the UF veterinary college in 2007 from Jacksonville, where she worked previously as an executive assistant to the president of Sauer, Inc. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Phoenix and has served on the board of directors for Executive Women International and the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

A graduate of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Gainesville program, DiSesa remains active in program functions. She also serves as the college’s chair for UF’s “Orange, Blue & You” and “Campaign for Charities” donation drives and as the college’s LifeSouth blood drive coordinator.

She has served on the board of directors for Planned Parenthood of North Florida since 2007.

“Rachel interfaces with the FVMA and its members more than most people appreciate,” said Dr. Glen Hoffsis, the college’s dean and DiSesa’s supervisor. “She is often complimented for how helpful and professional she is in her interactions. She has been instrumental in managing the Charlie Bild program and frequently goes the extra mile to be sure the needs of the program attendees and the FVMA are met.”



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