April 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm

11 Staff Nominated for Martha Washington Award

Eleven staff members have been nominated for the 2014 Martha Washington Award for Distinguished Service. The winner will be announced at the Service Awards Luncheon to be held Wednesday, May 21, in the Great Room of the Commons from noon to 2 p.m. RSVP for the luncheon by Monday, May 12.

This year’s award nominees are:

  • Barbara Erickson, Biology
  • Bruce Keller, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
  • Christine Kemp, Media & Communications
  • Barbara Kulp, Information Technology
  • Carol Lyman, Psychology
  • Jo MacKenzie, Genetic Counseling
  • Susan Mazzarella, University Advancement
  • Linda McGinley, Athletics and Recreation
  • LuAnn (Annie) Merritt, English Language Institute
  • Cynthia Nichols, Career Education
  • Donna Whitlock, University Communications

Judges will select a winner using the following criteria:

  • Consistent Excellence: Someone who, day in and day out, demonstrate excellence in his/her attitude and performance.
  • Exceptional Performance: Someone who demonstrates exceptional performance, above and beyond the call of duty and/or completed a task with a high level of excellence.  
  • Contribution to the Arcadia University Community: Someone who performs an activity that significantly enhances our sense of community or fosters community spirit.

Martha Washington (1906-1995) worked at Arcadia University from September 1946 to December 31, 1976 as a housekeeper in Grey Towers Castle.  She was known for her devotion to maintaining quality in all that she did—taking the initiative to come in early or stay late to see that a facility scheduled for special use was up to her standards—simply because she cared about the appearance of the campus, especially when open to the public. By her own account, Washington was never late or missed a day of work during her more than 30 years of service.

The Martha Washington Award for Distinguished Service includes a cash prize of $1,000.


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