Suffolk University has received the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission 2012 Distinguished Employer Award, which recognizes employers who go “above and beyond” expectations in promoting diversity, employment opportunities, and inclusionary hiring for qualified applicants with disabilities.

“Suffolk University is honored to be part of a select group of employers who received this special award,” said Lisa Vigliotta, managing associate director of Human Resources. “This recognition is the result of Suffolk employees’ efforts to support the University’s commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace and our efforts to be a ‘good citizen’ in Boston and Massachusetts.”

Vigliotta applauded the efforts of Mail Services Manager Anthony Voto and Assistant Manager Johanny Mejia and the close working relationship they share with associate mail clerk Emily Perlmutter.

“Both Anthony and Johanny have done an outstanding job in supervising Emily and developing her all-around skills since she came to work for us a year ago,” said Vigliotta. “Emily is a hard worker who has a good sense of humor and gets along with everyone. They are the real people who deserve this award.”

“This is a special award for the entire Mail Services staff and the University, because we were selected among some very worthwhile organizations,” said Voto. “It shows that our department is a good corporate citizen and a positive part of the Suffolk community.”

Perlmutter, daughter of Suffolk Law Professor Richard Perlmutter, is responsible for many Mail Services tasks, including customer service, sorting and delivering mail, and training the work-study students.

“I love my job at Suffolk and the people who work here,” she said. “Working in a college environment is a really neat thing.”

Perlmutter was part of the Suffolk University group that attended the awards breakfast, sponsored by the Greater Boston Employer Advisory Board.

“This is the greatest honor I’ve ever received.” she said of her role in the University’s being honored with the Distinguished Employer Award.