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Heather Huckins

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

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Patricia Cantor

Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

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Bonnie Bechard

Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award

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Mary Campbell

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

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Jennifer Frank

Distinguished Operating Staff Award

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Janis Bass

Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award

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Warren Tomkiewicz

Distinguished Teaching Award

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Naomi Kline

Award for Distinguished Scholarship

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Terri Johnson

Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award

Distinguished Faculty and Staff 2010

Plymouth State University is an extraordinary regional comprehensive university, with first-rate teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, informed by excellent scholarship, creativity, and research, accompanied by an energy and enthusiasm for engagement with our communities, region, and world. Faculty and staff members are committed to student success, to innovation, and to service: PSU is higher education working on the ground.

In what follows, you will meet some of the people who make that excellence happen, who spend their lives transforming the lives of others. These professionals come from across the campus; what they share is that they have been honored by their peers with University awards this year. They are the faces and voices of PSU, and as you read their stories, we hope you appreciate the dedication, enthusiasm, and joy that they bring to campus each day.

On behalf of many whose lives they have touched, I would like to thank these award winners for their fine work and welcome our readers to this glimpse of PSU’s richness and vitality.

Sara Jayne Steen
President

Award Recipients

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Heather Huckins

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

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Patricia Cantor

Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

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Bonnie Bechard

Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award

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Mary Campbell

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

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Jennifer Frank

Distinguished Operating Staff Award

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Janis Bass

Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award

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Warren Tomkiewicz

Distinguished Teaching Award

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Naomi Kline

Award for Distinguished Scholarship

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Terri Johnson

Sara Jayne Steen Operating Staff Service Award

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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Faculty Forum: Filiz Otucu on Democracy and the Middle East

Filiz Otucu is a professor of political science and specializes in international relations, Middle Eastern politics, and the United Nations. A native of Turkey, she earned her MA at the University of Central Oklahoma, and her PhD from the University of Kentucky. Otucu teaches courses on politics and conflict in the Middle East, terrorism and [...]