PLYMOUTH, N.H. –One of Plymouth State University’s most dedicated, hard-working employees has been recognized by her peers with PSU’s 2012 Distinguished Professional, Administrative, Technical (PAT) Award. Joyce Larson, PSU’s Interim Director of Institutional Research was honored in a May 4 ceremony.
PSU President Sara Jayne Steen said Larson is an extraordinary professional whose commitment to the institution is unparalleled.
“Joyce has been a wonderful campus leader and excelled in positions that are critical for the campus,” said Steen. “People trust her and respect her energy, innovative spirit, and good judgment.”
Larson has volunteered on numerous committees and held a wide range of positions at PSU, including assistant director of admissions, information technologist, associate registrar, registrar, and her current position of interim director of institutional research.
She is an adviser in the University Studies academic program, has served as secretary for the Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity, was a member of the Pemi Choral Society, and sings with the N.H. Music Festival Chorus.
Larson said she was surprised at being chosen for the Distinguished PAT award.
“I’m incredibly honored,” said Larson. “I know how hard everyone here works and I don’t feel as though I work harder than anyone else, so this is very humbling.”
Larson, a Spofford, N.H. native, lives in Moultonborough with her husband Norman and two sons. She is the daughter of Margaret and Roger Cooper of Spofford and is a 1994 graduate of Keene High School.