Faculty and staff from all of SSRI's units recently gathered at the Hintz Family Alumni Center to celebrate major accomplishments of the year and to announce staff awards.
Kristie Auman-Gooding, SSRI communications director, was presented with a Penn State Boston Rocker Chair and certificate of recognition for her 25 years of service at Penn State.
Tracy Scala, Survey Research Center (SRC), was awarded the “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.
Mindi Weidow, SRC, 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 “Above and Beyond Award” was presented to Angela Jordan, Population Research Institute. The award recognizes SSRI staff members whose performance or accomplishments, in terms of both quality and quantity, have far exceeded expectations.
Renee Kotch, SRC, received the “Innovation Award”. 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.
Congratulations to all on a job well done! And a special thanks to Betsy Beck, Emily Christenson, Lidiya Kolonina, Diana Malcom, and Barbara Rigg for organizing a successful event.