15 State Employees to be Presented with the ‘Governor’s Awards for Excellence’

Honorees on staircase
Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. –Fifteen state employees will be presented with the prestigious ‘Governor’s Awards for Excellence’ on Tuesday. It is the highest honor a state employee may receive for dedicated service to the State and the citizens of North Carolina.

“These state employees represent the best of North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. “They serve as role models for their colleagues and an inspiration to their communities. They’ve demonstrated through their actions that when it comes to providing great service, nothing compares to their dedication and passion."

“Out of more than 80 nominations, an Awards Selection Committee chose 15 recipients in six categories,” said Neal Alexander, Director of the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). “Their accomplishments must go beyond the scope of their normal duties to be selected. Among the awardees are innovators, heroes, caretakers and folks who helped transform their communities. I am proud to call them my colleagues in state government.”

The honorees attended a luncheon at the Executive Mansion today. They'll attend a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh, NC.

The 2015 Governor’s Awards for Excellence honorees are: 

CUSTOMER SERVICE

-Cheryl Annette Straub

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

 

EFFICIENCY & INNOVATION

-Jeff Gordon

Public Safety

-Chris Niver

Transportation

-Thomas Slusser

Environmental Quality

 

HUMAN RELATIONS

-Justine R. Hollingshead

North Carolina State University

 

OUTSTANDING STATE GOVERNMENT SERVICE

-Tarsha K. Crisp

Commerce, Division of Employment Security

-Angela McCoy

Health and Human Services

-Fessor McCoy

Health and Human Services

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

-Kenneth Ashe

Wildlife Resources Commission

-Lawrence V. Kershaw

Fayetteville State University

-Dr. Jean-Marie Maillard

Health and Human Services

-Paula Woodhouse

State Human Resources

 

SAFETY & HEROISM

-Christopher J. Matos

Public Safety

-Angelia Stone Smith

Agriculture & Consumer Services

-Talaya D. Vaughn

Transportation

 

The ceremony is hosted by OSHR with the support from the North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation. Photographs of all of the honorees, along with a description of their awards, are available at: https://oshr.nc.gov/2015-governors-awards-excellence