It is with bittersweet news we announce the retirement of Maria Duarte on June 5, 2020. After 17 years as the Executive Assistant with the Office of Residential Life, we are thankful for her service and dedication. Maria's service to the Residential Life Department expanded both to the Operations and Education side, and the administrative support she provided was critical to the cohesiveness of the department. While in her position, Maria received the following awards - 2011 Campus Life Excellence Award for Innovation, and the 2008 Human Resources Excellence Award for Service. Additionally, Maria was chosen to participate in the 2013-2014 Brown University Ambassador Program, which provided professional development opportunities to employees to learn about academic and non-academic areas of the University. The Ambassador Program was a competitive selection process for all applicants. We wish Maria all the best in her retirement, and are happy for the well deserved time she will now be able to spend with her family and grandchildren.