A dedicated employee described as an ‘unsung hero’ has been named PSU’s 2011 Distinguished PAT (Professional, Administrative and Technical staff) of the Year. David Carpentiere was honored with the annual award by his peers at a May 6 ceremony. Heather Huckins, the 2010 Distinguished PAT, presented Carpentiere the award.
|Dave Carpentiere accepts 2011 Distinguished PAT Award from PSU President Sara Jayne Steen|
“It is a great honor to present this award to such a deserving colleague and friend,” said Huckins. “Dave so deserves this award; he works tirelessly, patiently, and expertly to support students and staff in a truly outstanding way. He embodies the best of PSU – an expert balance of commitment to family and work; not just doing his job but being a teacher and mentor to our students; bringing excellence to every project; and showing respect and caring to every person he encounters – he is indeed ‘the best.’”
Carpentiere said he was overwhelmed by the award and feels Plymouth State is like a family.
“This was really unexpected – I’m amazed,” Carpentiere said. “I do my job, and I try to work hard. I love Plymouth State because the institution allows you to balance your work and your personal life, it is a great place to work,” Carpentiere said.
The Distinguished PAT Award winner is chosen by a committee, and uses the following criteria:
Possesses a comprehensive knowledge or his/her own office and demonstration resourcefulness in its operation.
Is involved in campus committees, activities and functions and exhibits leadership qualities.
Is active in regional or national professional organizations and continues on-going professional development.
Cooperates with interdepartmental projects to enhance Plymouth State University programs, policies and procedures.
Performs the above tasks while maintaining respect and value for all individuals.
Carpentiere has nearly 20 years of service at Plymouth State, starting as a Residence Hall Director, before transitioning into a technology position in 1995. As the Manager of Technology for Residential Life, Dave works with virtually every department on campus and is universally liked and respected. He also is an adjunct faculty member, teaching information technology courses. Carpentiere has also volunteered on numerous PSU committees, including Media Advisory Board, ITS Liaisons Group, STUDARD Group, Family Portal Committee, ITS Policy Committee, PSU Information Security Committee and the DATA Users Group.
Dave earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree at Plymouth State in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s in Education from Ohio University.
Carpentiere and his wife Tami (also a Plymouth State graduate) reside in Meredith with their two children, Anna and Will.
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