DonnaLynn Hall earns Acorn Accolade Award

Hall is recognized for her dedication to the Offices of Admissions, Financial Planning, and Application Technologies.

DonnaLynn Hall was honored for her devotion to providing detailed, understanding, and exemplary service and support to the Admissions and Financial Planning offices. She has dedicated herself to automating and consolidating processes involving the university’s admissions platform, financial aid packaging, and the TouchNet payment portal for student accounts to increase efficiency. These efficiencies will benefit the Elon community for years to come.

Hall’s supervisor, Heather Hutchings, spoke kindly of her coworker, “DonnaLynn is incredibly dedicated to her work and supportive of her teammates and campus partners. She eagerly takes on new challenges while continuing to provide excellent support for her ongoing projects.”

When asked what makes Hall such a valuable team member, Hutchings answered, “DonnaLynn is self-motivated to deliver solutions that make others more efficient. She looks for opportunities to help campus partners streamline their work through automation and focuses on developing solutions to reduce manual tasks.”

Hall earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in March, which provides a great foundation for successful projects across Information Technology (IT). In addition to Admissions and Financial Planning, Hall is also an essential team member in Application Technologies within IT where she frequently contributes to projects.

When reflecting on the ways Hall has helped the the IT department, Hutchings explains, “DonnaLynn represents Administrative Computing on the Change Advisory Board and leads change management for our team.” Hutchings continues, “DonnaLynn volunteers her talents to help others on campus.  She mentors students through the First-Year Engagement Program and co-leads the Caregiver ERG providing resources and fellowship for faculty and staff in caregiving roles.”

Her impact reaches beyond Elon, too. She is actively involved in the Ellucian community as the co-chair of the Financial Aid Regulatory Client Advisory Team. This service allows her to network with other Colleague schools and share the good work happening at Elon.

The Acorn Accolade is awarded each month to an exceptional member of Elon’s Instructional and Campus Technologies team. The individual must be nominated by his or her department head to the Assistant Vice President of Technology.