Terri Johnson Wins 2009 PSU Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award

November 18th, 2009 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-
A dedicated administrative assistant in the Plymouth State Counseling Center has been named the 2009 Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award winner. Terri Johnson
has worked at Plymouth State for 13 years, the last six at the Counseling and Human Relations Center.

Terri Johnson
PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, left, presents the Operating Staff Service Award bearing her name to Terri Johnson at the Nov. 18 ceremony.

The criteria for winning the award includes exemplifying the spirit and values of the institution, dedicated to providing a learning environment that supports development of the mind, body and spirit, active involvement in University activities, and service to the wider community. Johnson said she was shocked at winning the award.

“I’m just amazed, I’m very thankful,” said Johnson.

Dr. Robert Hlasny, Counseling Center psychologist, said there could not be a more deserving recipient for the award than Terri Johnson.

“Her sincerely caring and selfless commitment to our students and her coworkers has been a constant in her work at the Counseling Center, and her hard work and dedication contribute significantly to our ability to serve our clients and the campus community,” Hlasny said.

Michael L. Fischler, Counseling Center Director, said he is very grateful to Terri Johnson.

“Grateful to have such a wise, compassionate and selfless person in our student’s lives, and in the lives of the counselors who work at our Center,” said Fischler. “I am deeply grateful to have Terri in my life. For us all, Terri is a blessing and an inspiration.”

The Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award winner was chosen by a seven member panel of faculty, staff and students. This year marks the first time the award has been bestowed.

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

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