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Lectordryer Recognized for Support of ANU Richmond Campus and Grads

Jul 28, 2015

The ongoing support that Lectrodryer has provided to the Richmond Campus and its graduates was recently recognized when CEO John McPhearson was presented with the Distinguished Community Employer Award. The partnership between American National University and Lectrodryer, a local manufacturer of drying and purification systems, is a longstanding one. Human resources director Monica Kidwell works closely with career center director Cynthia Hansel when looking for new employees, and she also works side-by-side in the community with campus director Keeley Gadd as active members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

Graduate Cheryl Fruzzetti recently experienced the benefits of this partnership when Ms. Kidwell contacted Cynthia to find candidates for a quality assurance administrative assistant position that had opened up at Lectrodryer. Cynthia recommended Cheryl, who recently graduated with high honors from the office technology professional program. She was hired by the company soon thereafter.

“Cynthia let me know when she got my interview set up. I came here and the boss that I have, we just clicked,” said Cheryl, who came to ANU through the Workforce Investment Act program when she lost her job in the auto industry. “After two months [on the job] I can pat myself on the back that I’m progressing fairly well.” (You can read more about Cheryl’s experience at ANU here:

“Not only do we love to support our local academic institutions, but we respect that many ANU students are non-traditional and have a seasoned work ethic.”

Ms. Kidwell said that she enjoys working with ANU because the career center responds quickly to her needs. “We work well together in that they follow up and ask for feedback that benefits their students in their future endeavors,” she explained. “Not only do we love to support our local academic institutions, but we respect that many ANU students are non-traditional and have a seasoned work ethic.”

The ANU Richmond Campus looks forward to continuing its partnership with Lectrodryer for many years to come.

A- Representatives from Lectrodryer and American National University gathered as Lectrodryer CEO John McPhearson accepted the Distinguished Community Employer Award from ANU career center director Cynthia Hansel.

B- Richmond Campus graduate Cheryl Fruzzetti was hired to work in the quality assurance department at Lectrodryer after the company's HR director contacted the ANU career center.


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