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Jennifer Hidy Pitts Wins Outstanding Employee Award

On Wednesday, August 15, Administrative Assistant for Student Life Jennifer Hidy Pitts received the Outstanding Employee Award at Lyon’s All Campus Awards Luncheon.

“This year’s winner consistently goes above and beyond,” announced Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students Dr. Patrick Mulick. “The winner’s love for our community, our students, and social issues has led to her spearheading many of the most impactful programs we have on campus, such as the Free Store, Ditch the Dumpster, and a food recovery program from our dining hall. She has also been a bulldog on the issue of recycling on our campus.”

Mulick shared that along with her dedication to the campus community, Pitts will also graduate as a member of the Lyon College class of 2019 with a degree in psychology. Pitts started working at Lyon in the fall of 2005. She works in the Offices of Counseling and the Health and Wellness Center.

At the luncheon, staff members were also recognized for their years of service. Scott Brown, Dr. Fonzie D. Geary II, Tom Hackney, Debra Moore, Dr. Michael Oriatti, Eddie Ranew, Chad Tapp, and Dr. Tharanga Wijetunge celebrated five years with the College. Ramon Green celebrated ten years; James Bell, Dr. Barry Gehm, Dr. Anthony K. Grafton, Leca McKenzie, Dan Rutledge, and Tommy Tucker celebrated 15 years. Kenton Adler celebrated 20 years; Brett Ray celebrated 25 years; Camille Beary celebrated 30 years.