Faculty and staff from all of SSRI's units recently gathered together at the Hintz Family Alumni Center to celebrate major accomplishments of the year and to announce staff awards.
Jillian Rodgers and Melissa Zack from the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness were given the “Above and Beyond Award”. The award recognizes SSRI staff members whose performance or accomplishments, in terms of both quality and quantity, have far exceeded expectations.
Phillip Ealy, also from the Clearinghouse, received the “Diversity and Inclusion Award”. This is awarded to an SSRI staff member who has been successful in creating a culture of inclusivity and is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms.
The “Innovation Award” was given to Cory Jackson, Survey Research Center. The award recognizes an SSRI staff member whose novel ideas, refined work procedures, and other innovative practices have advanced the activities and accomplishments of the unit, SSRI, and/or social science at Penn State.
Nichole Hurlbutt from the Clearinhouse and Mark Hixon from SSRI IT were given “Workplace Climate Award”. The award recognizes SSRI staff members whose activities and behaviors have fostered a workplace climate marked by civility, cooperation, integrity, and the pursuit of excellence. Congratulations to all on a job well done! And a special thanks to Betsy Beck, Emily Christenson, Lidiya Kolonina, and Barbara Rigg for organizing a successful event.