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David Starbuck

Award for Distinguished Scholarship

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Gary McCool

Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

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Kathryn Melanson

Distinguished Operating Staff Award

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Marcel Lebrun

Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award

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Jay Moskowitz

Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award

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Carol Kuzdeba

Distinguished Professional, Administrative, and Technical Staff Award

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Elizabeth Cox

Distinguished Teaching Award

Distinguished Faculty and Staff 2008

It is a joy to present to you this publication on faculty and staff excellence at Plymouth State University.

In the profiles on this Web site, you will read about a few of the many talented, creative, and engaged professionals who form the PSU community. The people featured here have been selected by their peers to receive University awards this year, and they represent various fields of study and occupations. What they share is their commitment to excellence and to PSU’s mission as a regional comprehensive university focused on student success, discovery and innovation, and engagement with our state, region, and beyond.

As you read these award-winners’ words, and share in their accomplishments, you will understand their authentic commitment to students and to the work we do together. They live our University motto of Ut prosim (That I may serve) in the fullest sense, and they are the reason that Plymouth State is a wonderful place to live and learn. We are proud of their achievements.

On behalf of many others, I would like to thank these award winners for their many contributions and welcome our readers to this glimpse of PSU’s richness and vitality.

Sara Jayne Steen,

In Plymouth Magazine

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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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Another Way to Serve

“It was like moving to a foreign country with a completely different culture,” says PSU student Patrick O’Sullivan. The 26-year-old veteran isn’t referring to his time in Iraq as a motor transport operator in the Army Reserve. He’s talking about coming home. O’Sullivan joined the Army Reserve right out of high school, at an age [...]