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Crystal Finefrock

Distinguished PAT (Professional, Administrative, and Technical Staff) Award

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Robert Miller

Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

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Gail Mears

Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award

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Frank Cocchiarella

Patricia Storer PAT (Professional, Administrative, and Technical Staff) Award

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Diane Tiffany

Distinguished OS (Operating Staff) Award

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Joseph Mealey

Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award

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Cynthia Vascak

Distinguished Teaching Award

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Joseph Monninger

Award for Distinguished Scholarship

Distinguished Faculty and Staff 2009

When you read in the following pages about some of the innovative and engaged professionals at Plymouth State University, about their commitment to students, to creativity and discovery, to service, and to the community and wider region, you will understand why Plymouth State University was named one of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2009 Great Colleges to Work For.

The reason is people like these, who care about advancing PSU’s mission, who care about each other, and who live the PSU motto, Ut prosim (That I may serve).

The faculty and staff members featured in Excellence come from departments across the campus, and they were chosen by their peers to receive University honors during the past year. We hope that through these brief profiles, you will have a sense of the voices and faces that are Plymouth State University. We hope that you will understand the energy, excitement, dedication, and joy that these colleagues share.

On behalf of many others, I would like to thank these award-winners for their contributions and welcome you to this glimpse of PSU’s depth and vibrancy.

Sara Jayne Steen

In Plymouth Magazine

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]