Congratulations to Susan Watkins, PBIO Admissions Counselor II for our Graduate Program, and Richard Hare, IT Professional Specialist for Franklin College and PBIO specifically! Both Susan and Richard won highly selective awards from Franklin College yesterday at the Staff Appreciation Reception.

Susan was one of four staff members in all of Franklin College to win the Staff Excellence in Service Award. This award is designed to honor staff members for their excellent performance and their outstanding contributions, including excellence in fulfilling job requirements, demonstration of initiative and creativity to improve operation of the department, promotion of a positive morale in the workplace, and dedication to improving the image and performance of the department.

Richard won the Franklin Office of Information Technology IT Professional of the Year award. This award is based on exemplary performance, including the following criteria: performs consistently at a high standard, leads by example demonstrating initiative and innovation in the workplace, promotes postive morale, maintains a strong commitment and loyalty to the College, and serves as an exemplar and mentor for colleagues.

These were both well-deserved honors and we are so proud of both Susan and Richard. Way to go!!