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Mary Ann Raymond receives the 2011 Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes sustained service and efforts to promote the excellence of the College.
 

MaRayomondMary Anne Raymond, the administrative support coordinator in the Department of Mathematics for the Eberly College of Science at Penn State University, received the 2011 Eberly College of Science Distinguished Service Award.

Raymond began her career at Penn State in 1983 as a stenographer in the Division of Special Education and Communications Disorders. A year later, she joined the Eberly College of Science, and by 1986 she had found a home within the Department of Mathematics where she has remained. Since then, Raymond has provided support for six department heads, including current department head, John Roe. They have all relied on her excellent organization, her calm efficiency, her mastery of detail, and her leadership skills among a diverse and energetic staff team. Roe described best why Raymond meets the objectives of the award when he stated, "she remains aware of the human dimension." Raymond also serves on numerous committees within the Department of Mathematics such as the Climate and Diversity Committee, the Computer Committee, and the Personnel Committee.

In 1999, she was chosen as the first winner of the Eberly College of Science Staff Achievement Award and was further honored by the college with the Leadership Award in 2007. As described by her coworkers, Raymond is the "go-to person for the department." They say that Raymond is a leader who is always available to provide guidance and direction. Raymond's commitment and dedication extend to the community, as well. She has given her time and talent to various organizations, including the American Heart Association, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, her local school district, and her church.

Raymond has been described as the keeper of the department's institutional memory and someone who has given much to the department's sense of common purpose. It is because of her accomplishments and leadership qualities that the Distinguished Service Award will be presented to her.

The Distinguished Service Award was established nearly 40 years ago, in 1973, by the Eberly College of Science. The award recognizes individuals within the college community who have made significant and outstanding leadership and service contributions over a sustained period of time. All members of the Eberly College of Science community are eligible for the award.

 

About the Award: 


The Eberly College of Science Distinguished Service Award was established in 1979 to recognize individuals who have made significant and outstanding leadership and service contributions to the Eberly College of Science over a sustained period of time.


All members of the Eberly College of Science community are eligible for the award. This award is intended to recognize sustained service and efforts to promote the excellence of the College.

Contributions may have been made in promoting the following:

  • Scholarship
  • Research
  • Outstanding Teaching
  • Program Development
  • Student Relations
  • Alumni Relations
  • Other activities that promote excellence within the College

Past recipients of the award have included active and retired faculty, administrative staff, alumni and friends of Penn State Science. Click here for a list of former recipients of the Distinguished Service Award.

 

2018 Nominations:


To make a nomination for this award, please email two letters of recommendation, along with your contact information and the contact information of your nominee, to Tracey Moore in the Alumni Relations and Development Office at tsc105@psu.edu. 

The deadline is August 31, 2018

The letters should highlight the specific leadership and service accomplishments of the nominee.

The award will be presented at the Fall 2018 Celebrate Science event, October 5.

If you have any questions, please contact Tracey Moore at tsc105@psu.edu or (814) 865-4577.

 


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