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2017 LaSallian of the Year

At LaSalle, we have three big annual awards: Producer of the Year, Making it Happen, and LaSallian of the Year. LaSallian of the Year is awarded to the person who best represents what LaSalle Network is all about. They take pride in their work, they execute what their plan is and they scream from the roof tops to share with the world what we are creating at LaSalle.

This year, our LaSallian of the Year went to rookie Grace Flickinger. Here’s a quick look at Grace and her accomplishments throughout the year.

What do you do at LaSalle?

I am a Project Manager on the Human Resources team and have been here for just over a year.


Describe the moment your name was announced. What did you feel?

I will never forget the moment Tom announced I was LaSallian of the Year. For the first time in my life, I was speechless. My body went into shock and I couldn’t stop crying. I didn’t care that I was sobbing in front of 200+ people and that I had makeup streaming down my face because I was awarded LASALLIAN OF THE YEAR.


What does this award mean to you?

To me, being awarded LaSallian of the Year means hard work, passion and a great attitude don’t go unnoticed. To be recognized alongside past recipients is an honor and a privilege. To be at a place in my career where I can make a direct impact on not only my peers but my mentors as well, is the best gift I have ever received.


What have you accomplished in the last year that you’re particularly proud of?

Aside from being awarded LaSallian of the year, I am extremely proud of my team. I have never worked harder, laughed longer or been more proud to be a part of something in my life. The HR recruiting team is young but we don’t let our tenure hinder our growth. We recently had the best week in the history of our team, and that was insane.


Why are you proud to be a LaSallian?

I am proud to be a LaSallian because at LaSalle, you get to be yourself and you’re encouraged to be yourself every day. My parents have always told me that the most important thing you can do is work hard, challenge yourself every day and love the people around you, and at LaSalle this comes naturally.


Anything else you’d like to add?

Take pride in your work ethic, always maintain your sense of humor and stay humble.


My wish, for you, is that LaSalle becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big, your ego stays small, you never ask forgiveness because you learn from your falls.