From left to right: Lisa Mendler, Jessica Hess, Steve Wiser, President Kent Trachte, Barbara Carlin and Stephanie Fortin.
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Lycoming College celebrated the contributions of its staff members and presented its top five awards during Staff Appreciation Day on Wednesday, May 20. The awards are given annually on the basis of dedication and service to the college. Nominations were received from faculty and staff members, and the award-winners were voted on by a committee of their peers. In addition, 29 Service Awards were presented for every five years of completed service.
Jessica Hess, associate director of admissions, received the Rookie of the Year Award. The award recognizes a newcomer who has demonstrated a combination of outstanding service, dedication and significant contributions to his or her department. Hess began working at the college in 2013.
Steve Wiser, assistant football coach, was recognized with the Warrior Spirit Award. He has worked at the college since 1974. The award is given to an employee who has a spirit of volunteerism, collaboration, commitment and integrity.
Lisa Mendler, assistant to the provost, received the Benjamin Crever Outstanding Service Award. She has worked at the college since 2008. The award is given to an employee who has demonstrated excellent service and has made significant contributions to his/her department, division and/or the campus community.
Stephanie Fortin, assistant director of counseling services, was presented the Blue and Gold Leadership Award. She began working at the college in 2002. The award is given to an employee who acts as a mentor for others by providing advice, guidance, and has a supportive attitude.
Barbara Carlin, executive administrative assistant for admissions, received the Employee of the Year Award. She began working at Lycoming in 1980. The employee of the year award is given to the employee who exemplifies characteristics defined for the Rookie Warrior, Warrior Spirit, Outstanding Service, and Leadership Award categories.