Jennifer Frank Distinguished Operating Staff Award Recipient

May 9th, 2010 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
An award-winning officer with the Plymouth State University Police Department was named the PSU Distinguished Operating Staff Award recipient at a May 12 ceremony.
Jennifer Frank was chosen from a field of 20 semi-finalists for the annual award, which was presented by PSU President Sara Jayne Steen.

“It is an honor for me to recognize Officer Frank, whose contributions have been many,” Steen said.

Jennifer Frank
Jennifer Frank, right, accepts Operating Staff Employee of the Year Award from PSU President Sara Jayne Steen

Frank is a special investigator who has developed programs to prevent violence within New Hampshire and works on state and county boards associated with children and safety. She has been honored as a “Hero for Justice” by the Manchester YWCA; received a Hometown Hero award and the Beverly B. Seavey Community Service Award; and been commended with a citation for bravery by the Governor of New Hampshire. Most recently, she was named to the New Hampshire Union Leader’s “Forty Under 40” list as one of the young professionals shaping the future of the Granite State. She has developed presentations for schools across New Hampshire, warning about the dangers of social networking Web sites and offering guidelines young people can follow for a safer Internet presence.

Frank, a former high school social studies teacher, said her position at PSU allows her to meet her personal goals.“I love working here. I look forward to coming to Plymouth State every day,” said Frank. “Working at Plymouth State University has given me the opportunity to merge my passion for mentoring and my love for the law.”

According to one co-worker who nominated her for the award, Frank’s positive attitude and high regard for students, staff and faculty have earned respect throughout the campus community and beyond.

“Jennifer’s contributions to the University and the community cannot be measured by the number of awards she has received, but rather by the number of lives she has significantly touched.”

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

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