12/20/2011 12:00 AM
COLLEGE STATION - Six employees received the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) on Friday, Dec. 16, during an awards ceremony at the Brazos County Expo Center. The employees were recognized for their outstanding efforts in serving the agency, which is a member of The Texas A&M University System.
Receiving the agency's highest employee honor were Carolyn Abt of Financial Services, Laura Corn of the Emergency Services Training Institute, Debbie Patranella of Disaster Preparedness & Response, and Don Bailey, Ed Fritz and Lee Santo of Public Safety & Security.
For more than 25 years, the Distinguished Service Award has embodied the true essence of being a TEEX employee, recognizing attributes such as dedication, extraordinary effort, concern for quality, a positive attitude and overall excellence. Award recipients received a framed certificate and TEEX coin.
Employees are nominated for the award by their coworkers and selected by TEEX Division Directors and Senior Executive Staff. Eligible employees must have at least three years of service.
World renowned for its hands-on, customized training, the Texas Engineering Extension Service offers a wide range of technical and skills training programs aimed at employed workers and those entering the labor force. During its fiscal year 2011, TEEX provided training and technical assistance to more than 180,450 people from all 50 states, five U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and 73 countries.