Frostburg State University honored three outstanding employees, Ann Townsell, Karen Frink and Dean Bolden, at its recent Fall Convocation. The annual Staff Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding service to the institution, and the recipients are nominated and chosen by their colleagues.
Ann Townsell was honored in the Exempt (salaried) employee category. Employed by FSU for the past 14 years, Townsell is currently assistant director of Publications. Examples of her professional excellence are on view in numerous University fliers, posters advertisements and graduate recruitment materials. In line with FSU’s mission to provide “real-world situations,” Townsell has tutored countless interns in graphic design and has been an active member of the Learning Green, Living Green Committee since its inception. She has also provided years of dedication and service to the local art community, which has grown because of her involvement; she was recently recognized by The Allegany Arts Council with a Lifetime Membership Award.
Karen Frink, administrative assistant in the Department of Recreation and Parks Management, was honored in the category of Nonexempt employee. Frink began her employment at FSU five years ago. Not only has she performed her normal job duties and responsibilities with dedication and professionalism, her contribution to the department’s students has been exemplary. When the Recreation Society needed an advisor, she volunteered. When an international student trip needed coordination, she stepped in. In fact, Frink’s contribution to the department was recognized in the Report to the Council on Accreditation. Frink also volunteers her time serving in various capacities for Frankfort High School.
Dean Bolden, an FSU employee for 11 years, was recognized under the Nonexempt employee/facilities/maintenance category. Examples of his work as a carpenter can be found throughout the campus. Whether it’s installing acoustical ceiling grids or building scaffolding, Bolden can be found hard at work. His supervisors and fellow employees know that he takes pride in his work and always pays attention to detail. In addition to his work duties, Bolden serves on the University’s Health and Safety Committee. He genuinely cares about the safety and well-being of his co-workers, students and the campus community. Bolden’s service to the community includes 26 years of service to the Eastern Garrett County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
Award recipients were given a plaque, a certificate commemorating their dedication and a monetary award. Staff Awards for Excellence are funded by the FSU Foundation’s Annual Fund Campaign.
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