Jeff Furlone named PSU’s 2013 Distinguished PAT

May 15th, 2013 by Lynn

    PLYMOUTH — A longtime Plymouth State University student life professional has been recognized by his peers with PSU’s 2013 Distinguished Professional, Administrative, Technical Award.Jeff Furlone, PSU’s interim student conduct and community standards coordinator, was honored in a May 3 ceremony.

    Sara Jayne Steen, PSU’s president, said Furlone is a dedicated professional whose commitment to the institution is unparalleled.

    “Jeff is a wonderful choice,” said Steen. “He finds great joy in what he does and his commitment to students is genuine and appreciated.”

    Furlone said he was surprised at being chosen for the Distinguished PAT award.

    “I love being a PAT and I have loved working with residential life,” said Furlone. “I have always appreciated working with all of my colleagues. And I look forward to many, many more years her. I love the work I do and the people I get to work with.”

    Furlone oversees PSU’s residence hall staff and plays a key role in monitoring student conduct and counseling. As an active volunteer, he has also served as the PAT speaker, parking committee chair and member, the observer to operating staff and the PAT welfare committee. He currently serves on the Garrett Lee Smith campus suicide prevention grant advisory board.

    Courtney O’Clair, PAT speaker elect, said Furlone’s commitment to PSU makes him a great choice for the award.

    “Jeff was chosen because of his dedication and loyalty to Plymouth State University. He has worked countless hours volunteering with different organizations and serving on so many different committees across campus. He works tirelessly to ensure that Plymouth State is a great place for all,” O’Clair said.

    Furlone earned both associate and bachelor’s from Keene State College and a master’s in Education from Plymouth State in 2003. He began work at PSU as a residence hall director in 1999.

    Furlone, a Concord native, lives in Plymouth with his wife Holly, also a Plymouth State alum, and daughter Lily. He is the son of Mark and Debbie Furlone of Spofford and is a 1994 graduate of Concord High School.

     

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