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CCIU Honors Employees at Annual Outstanding Service Award Banquet

Downingtown, PA – Family, friends and colleagues gathered together at the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) on April 30 for an evening of mingling, delicious food and celebration of this year’s Outstanding Service Award (OSA) recipients. 
Each year, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) holds a banquet to honor men and women who have provided exemplary service to the CCIU and the people it serves by recognizing their achievements with an award. This year, the OSA banquet celebrated its 36th year of recognizing and publicly acknowledging the hard work and dedication of CCIU employees who make Chester County a better place to live, grow, learn and work. 
“The OSA winners are nominated by their colleagues because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They are the kinds of employees and individuals who are an asset to any team. They don’t just work hard; they do their job with an extraordinary amount of enthusiasm and success.” said Dr. Joseph O’Brien, executive director of the CCIU. Adding, “It is a very special honor, and it really is a joint effort between the staff and our CCIU Board to shine a light on employees who go above and beyond every day.”
The OSA was created in 1983 by the CCIU Board to recognize the excellent, caring and outstanding performance its employees provide each day. CCIU board members must select the winners from the many nominations received each year. The 12 recipients for this year’s Outstanding Service Award are as follows: Mijanou Bayard, Ashley Boyd, Courtney Cohen, Elizabeth Condello, Dr. Rick Dunlap, Phyllis Fasano, Sharon Fremont, Patricia (Patty) Hardy, Merry (Liz) Harrison, Henry Holguin, Brian Kubala and Vicki Ortner.
When asked how it feels to be an OSA recipient, Ashley Boyd, a communications specialist who supports the Student Services division and the Executive Director’s Office explained, “I have been at the CCIU for almost 10 years now and have attended many OSA banquets in support of my colleagues. I’ve always viewed this award as such an honor, so to be a recipient myself is truly humbling and I’m so thankful.”
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