Date: June 7, 2012
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
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Outstanding Employees Named at Purdue North Central
WESTVILLE –Purdue University North Central recently recognized three outstanding employees for their outstanding accomplishments.
This is the first time these awards will be given. Earlier this year, Administrative and Professional Staff Advisory Committee (APSAC) and the Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Committee (CSSAC) suggested that an outstanding employee in each of the three employee classifications - clerical, service and Administrative/Professional be honored. Nominations were collected from throughout the PNC campus and award recipients are selected by a four-member committee.
When presenting the awards, PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin noted, “Our greatest PNC resources are its human resources. Without the dedication and hard work by all faculty and staff, we would not be able to accomplish so many things during this past year. Together, everything is possible.”
Awards were presented to - Administrative/Professional Award - Laura Weaver, Service Learning coordinator. She has been with the PNC Center for Service Learning & Leadership since its development in 2008. She assists faculty in developing and enhancing service learning and engagement courses, advises student organizations in the planning and implementation of community engagement projects and partners with community organizations to create campus-community partnerships. She was named the 2012 Indiana Campus Compact Outstanding Community Service Director Award recipient and is the Indiana Campus Compact 2011-2012 Senior Community Service Director Fellow.
Clerical Staff Award - Sara Soneye, secretary, Office of Advancement. A PNC employee since 2007, she started her career in Financial Aid and transferred to the Office of Advancement where she serves as a Secretary V. Soneye has served as CSSAC chair and serves on the sustainability committee.
Service Staff Award - James Johnsen, computer technician. Johnsen began his service at PNC in 2007 as an AV Technician. He later transitioned to Information Services. He is currently a lab technician providing support for the student computer labs across campus.