Mary Runco selected to receive the 2016 USAC Staff Recognition Award

Mary Runco, administrative support assistant for Penn State Worthington Scranton's nursing program, has been selected to receive the Pennsylvania State University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) Staff Recognition Award.

This award recognizes a staff member who goes above and beyond their normal routines.

University President Eric Barron will present Runco with her award at a special ceremony on May 3 at the Nittany Lion Inn at University Park.

The criteria for selecting recipients of the USAC Staff Recognition Award includes:

  • Personal traits such as dependable, resourceful, adaptable, takes initiative, demonstrates good judgment, cooperative, helpful, friendly, demonstrated professionalism, etc.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and support of University values:  integrity, respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence and community 
  • Demonstrating a positive attitude or upbeat personality, and is hard-working, enthusiastic, creative, and/or shows a concern for others
  • Exhibits reliability and resourcefulness and/or demonstrate a sense of teamwork

Nominees typically are:          

  • Aware of the potential in everyone
  • Willing to reach out and go the extra mile in resolving conflicts/dilemmas
  • Provides the support and guidance needed to help make life better for those around them (co-workers, faculty, staff, administrators, students, visitors, etc.)

Runco was nominated by her co-workers in the Nursing program: Dr. Milton Evans, nursing program coordinator; nursing instructors Donna Volpe, Theresa Baker and Justina Ferguson; and University Park nursing department staff Kimberly Hodges and Kathy Swearingen.

Congratulations Mary!