December 2020/January 2021: Grace Monagan

"I would like to nominate Grace Monagan as the MOST Outstanding Student Employee of the Month for December 2020/January 2021. She helped us cover countless shifts during winter break when we were in despite need. Being one of our veterans, we can count on her to be ready for anything thrown her way. She is engaged and makes the most out of her time at work. Over the years, I have seen her thrive giving tours of our facility. This element of the position has been completely wiped out over the last year. She had a rare opportunity during break when one of our vendors (PLAE) happened to be in the area. I know without any doubts that she provided them a great tour and embraced every moment.

Grace has been with RecSports for over three years. She has had countless moments helping us during her time with us but none greater than in recent months. For these reasons, I am nominating Grace for the December 2020/January 2021 MOST Outstanding Student Employee of the Month. Thank you Grace for all your hard work!"

Todd Dion, Facility Operations Coordinator (Smith Center)


Middlebury, Connecticut


  • Cooking (I love my CrockPot)
  • Reading
  • Binge watching TV shows
  • Hanging out/playing games with friends
  • Shopping
  • Interior decorating
  • Listening to/discovering music




Psychology, Spanish

What do you want to be when you grow up?

An elementary school teacher in Miami, Florida

What are the top 3 reasons you enjoy working at RecSports?

  1. Interacting with patrons/my coworkers and having the chance to see people I normally wouldn't see
  2. Being able to help people each shift
  3. Having understanding/flexible coworkers and managers!

What’s one thing you would like everyone at RecSports to know about you?

I love quotes and try to have a mantra for each week to reflect on and help me get through the week. The quote I've currently been focusing on is "You change people. Your name makes other people smile. Your work moves people. Someone's heart will beat faster just thinking about you. Someone might see a book in a store and think about you. Your friends remember your experiences fondly. You inspire others to keep going, or you will one day. Your presence matters and changes the world everyday." -@secondsapart on Instagram