By Antonia D’Amato
After working at SFC for nearly three decades, administrator Danzil Monk is retiring.
Danzil was an administrator at Document Services, moderator of the Christian Club, and an off-campus minister.
Twenty-nine years is plenty of time to create wonderful and lasting impressions of St. Francis College.
While Monk has many great memories, he proudly states that receiving the St. Francis Spirit Award at this year’s Student Awards Dinner “totally caught me by surprise.”
Monk is well known to many as a person of encouragement and inspiration.
He says that some of his greatest memories at St. Francis College have to do with students thanking him for his ability to make them strong believers, and better people.
According to Danzil, many students who were challenged in their classes knew that they could find hope in him.
Monk has always lent a helping hand to the SFC community.
He is respected by many of the staff, administration, faculty, and students at SFC.
The friendships and everyday experiences that he had with SFC colleagues and students are what he enjoyed most while working at St. Francis College.
Considering that Monk is a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he is looking forward to spending most of his time “trying to do what God has instructed all true Christians to do,” he said.
He also plans to devote more time to singing and writing.
Although Monk is retiring, he isn’t completely leaving St. Francis College.
With an invitation by the Athletics Department, he will still perform the National Anthem for some games at SFC. He hopes to continue to help the SFC community by recruiting students and helping at charitable events.
He concluded: “It has been a wonderful experience working for this great college, and I will never forget the things I have experienced and learned from being a part of this great institution.”