Since 1999, the President’s Staff Award for Excellence in Service to UPJ has been given to staff members who have demonstrated dedication to the University beyond the responsibilities of their job. As a way of recognizing the increasing involvement of our employees in the community in 2005, I created an additional service award, the President's Staff Award for Excellence in Service to the Community.
I am pleased to announce that Roxanne Blough has received the President’s Award for Excellence in Service to the Community. I am equally pleased to announce that Andrea Leibfreid and Pam Sabol have received the President’s Award for Excellence in Service to UPJ.
|Roxanne Blough joined the UPJ Staff in 1996 and worked for five years as a program coordinator for Continuing Medical Education. Over the last five years, she has been successfull as the administrative assistant of the Conference Center, and her work has been described as phenomenal. As a selfless individual, she puts the needs of students, staff, and clients on top of her adgenda with a smile. Recognized for her extensive work on behalf of her community, Roxanne has been involved as a volunteer her entire life. A perusal of her biography is testimony that volunteerism for Roxanne is an integral part of her life. Among her many contributions to the community are: the annual Crop Walk in Windber; the Windber Football Boosters; President of the United Churches of Windber where she was instrumental in developing an annual scholarship for high school seniors; collecting toys for needy children during the holidays, and as a member of the UPJ Staff Activities and Concerns Committee, she gives her time to Project Bundle-Up.|
|Andrea Leibfreid joined UPJ in 1980. She was initially employed as a keypunch operator for the Computer Center. Andrea currently serves as secretary in the Division of Social Sciences. Throughout her employment at UPJ, Andrea has been actively involved in a number of projects, committees, and initiatives. Over the years, her dedication to the students, faculty, and overall to the University go beyond measure. Andrea presently serves as the President of the UPJ Staff Activities and Concerns Association. She has dedicated her time and talents to organizing various projects and events including the annual staff picnic; the holiday dinner, the holiday fundraiser; The Rose Reesey Student Award, The Healthy Lunchtime Series, the Salvation Army's Project Bundle-Up, as well as volunteering each year for Freshman Move-In Day. |
|Pam Sabol has been a part of the UPJ community since she was hired as a cashier for the Business Office in 1978. She has worked her way up the ladder from administrative aid in Personel Services, to Human Resource Specialist, and was promoted to Campus Director of Human Resources in 2001. Her knowledge of the University's policies and procedures enables her to go above and beyond to answer questions and solve issues for faculty and staff. Among her many contributions to the UPJ Community, she is an active member of the UPJ Staff Activities and Concerns Association, coordinator of the United Way Campaign at UPJ, and a past team captain for the American Heart Walk and Walk America.|
Roxanne, Andrea, and Pam represent a commitment to service that is truly inspiring. They have helped the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown excel as a leader both civically and academically.
Please join me in congratulating these fine recipients on their awards.
Albert L. Etheridge, Ph.D.