Fairfielder inspires students at UNH
Published 7:16 pm, Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Dolores Ennico was selected as the fall 2010 Bartels Fellow at the University of New Haven.
The Bartels Fellowship brings people of national stature and prominence in the fields of business or public service to the UNH campus, with the primary goal of broadening the horizons of students and faculty in these areas. Bartels Fellows visit classes, hold open discussions and deliver a formal address to the university community.
Ennico, a 25-year resident of Fairfield, is the vice president of human resources at Olin Corporation in the company's corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.
As part of the fellowship, Ennico presented a lecture on "Critical Skills Needed for Corporate Success." Ennico overcame gender stereotypes in pursuit of her career, and followed her passion for math and science at a time when girls were steered toward "soft" careers in teaching, nursing and parenting. That passion earned her a microbiology degree and master's from Southern Connecticut State University, and drove her career with Olin Corporation.
"Developing a work plan, having larger objectives and making things happen was really rewarding," Ennico said of her career. Last year, Ennico was elected an officer of Olin, and currently directs the human resource activities for 3,800 employees.
She advises students to learn everything they can, noting that she still draws on all of the classes she has taken.
"You never know where that bit of knowledge will lead you, so never stop learning," she said.