Heather Huckins Named PSU’s 2010 Distinguished PAT

May 3rd, 2010 by Adam

A dedicated employee who has served Plymouth State, her community and her co-workers with hundreds of volunteer hours has been named PSU’s 2010 Distinguished PAT (Professional, Administrative and Technical staff). Heather Huckins was honored with the annual award by her peers at a May 7 ceremony. Diane Jeffrey, PAT Speaker-elect, presented Huckins the award, and described her as the epitome of a selfless person and friend.

Heather Huckins
Heather Huckins,left, accepts 2010 Distinguished PAT from PSU President Sara Jayne Steen

“Heather has made a lifelong commitment to lending her considerable talent and limitless passion to numerous causes, and Plymouth State is a much better place because of her,” Jeffrey said.

Huckins has more than 14 years of service as a purchasing manager, is a former PAT speaker and volunteered on the Planning and Budgeting Leadership Group, the campus environmental committee, the master plan steering committee, the Campus Constituency Group, Affirmative Action Committee, the HR Strategic Plan Task Force, The Council of Class Advisors and observer to the Student Senate and graduation and spring fling volunteer. Heather has also served as Campus Administrator and adjunct professor for the Rape Aggression Defense Program, which has trained hundreds of women in self defense over the past 12 years along with the radKIDS program that provides children with the skills they can use to keep themselves safe. In addition, she has volunteered at the Senior Center and served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Pemi Bridge House, and the Slim Baker Foundation for Outdoor Education.

Huckins said she was overwhelmed by the award and feels Plymouth State is like a family to her.

“My greatest reward is working with all of you, I really love working here because the university is so people-focused, Thank you so much,” Huckins said.

Huckins, a resident of Bridgewater, is married and has one child.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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