John P. Clark Receives PSU’s Patricia Storer PAT Award

November 5th, 2010 by Adam

Plymouth State University Athletic Director John P. Clark has been honored with the Patricia Storer PAT (Professional, Administrative Technical) Award for his dedication in improving quality of life in the local community and at Plymouth State University. Clark has been affiliated with Plymouth State for more than 40 years, first as an undergraduate and then as a valued employee and mentor. Clark said he was both surprised and gratified at the award.

John P. Clark receives Pat Storer PAT Award
Left to right, Joyce Larson, PSU Registrar and chair of the Storer Award selection committee, presents Patricia Storer PAT Award to John P. Clark, longtime PSU Athletic Director and local civic volunteer.

“Receiving the Patricia Storer Award means more to me than you can imagine, not only because of what it represents, but because of whose name it honors—Pat Storer,” said Clark.

The Patricia Storer PAT Award was initiated in honor of a longtime Plymouth State employee who exemplifies dedication, knowledge and respect in serving the students, staff and faculty at Plymouth State University. The award recipient also enhances the image of the University, participates in university activities with a high degree of involvement and provides extraordinary service to the wider community. PSU President Sara Jayne Steen said Clark’s steadfast support of the institution and his civic volunteer efforts have made lasting, positive impressions on his co-workers and neighbors.

“The campus itself and many, many students’ lives have been transformed because of John,” Steen said. “He has always focused on the good, on the potential there to be realized, with extraordinary results. Whenever I meet with alums, they add a new story about John’s dedication and generosity.”

Clark has an impressive record in serving the University and the community. In 1987 he received the James Hogan Award, a year later he was bestowed the Senior Class Award, in 1995 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award and in 2009 he was given the Theo Kalikow Award. Clark has also served on the Plymouth Rotary Club, the Speare Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and as a Commissioner of the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium. He is also a longtime volunteer for various Plymouth area youth sports leagues, including basketball, baseball and softball. Clark noted the University and the community are full of good people and he appreciates living and working here.

“Plymouth is a very special place; my wife Maureen and I feel so fortunate to have been able to have lived, worked and raised our family here,” said Clark.

Clark, a Plymouth resident, received the award at a Nov. 5 ceremony.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or