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Kylo-Patrick Hart

Award for Distinguished Scholar

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Wendy Palmquist

Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

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Roberta Mayhew

Distinguished Operating Staff Award

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Gary Goodnough

Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award

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John “Jack” Barry

Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award-Adjunct Faculty

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Rodney Ekstrom

Distinguished Professional, Administrative, and Technical Staff Award

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Christopher Chabot

Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

Distinguished Faculty and Staff 2007

It is an honor to present this view of faculty and staff excellence at Plymouth State University.

In what follows, you will have the opportunity to learn more about a few of the many talented, creative, and engaged professionals who form the PSU community. The people profiled here have been chosen by their peers to receive University awards in the past year. These recipients represent a range of disciplinary fields and job descriptions, but each has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to excellence and to PSU’s mission as a regional comprehensive university focused on student success, discovery and innovation, and engagement with our wiser community, state, region and beyond.

These stories radiate energy and excitement, as do the people themselves. Reading about their accomplishments and their dedication, you will understand why PSU is such a wonderful place to live and learn.

The people of Plymouth State University are extraordinary. They believe in and incorporate into their daily lives the University’s motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). On behalf of many others, I would like to thank these award winners for their contributions and welcome our readers to this glimpse of PSU’s richness and vitality.

Sara Jayne Steen,

In Plymouth Magazine

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Faculty Forum: Irene Cucina

Professor Irene Cucina has been teaching in the Department of Health and Human Performance since 1998. Prior to coming to Plymouth State, she had a rewarding career as a high school health and physical education teacher and coach in Newton, MA. Her commitment to students and learning has been recognized by her peers through a [...]

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Teaming Up for Service

There’s more to PSU’s student-athletes than excellent grades and athletic prowess. There’s a desire to make a difference in the world. Plymouth State men’s hockey coach Craig Russell ’09 encourages his team to serve as often as possible. Through the nonprofit organization Team IMPACT, which pairs children with life-threatening or chronic illness with local college [...]

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Remembering Gene Savage ’58

On May 14, 2012, New Hampshire lost a gifted educator, respected leader, and devoted friend. From his earliest days in education as a high school teacher, coach, and director of guidance, through his post as director of admissions at the University of New Hampshire, and later through his various administrative positions within the University System [...]