School Mainstays

Several employees of the Manassas Park School Board were honored with longevity awards at a recent School Board meeting. Those honored have rendered 10 years of service and were given two additional days of personal leave and a certificate for dinner for two: Lucille Brewer, Shirley Coulter, Mary Delp, Kristine Lundin, Joseph McElfish, William Money, Janette Puckett and Dorothy Slaubaugh.

Those employees who have rendered five years of service were awarded one additional day of personal leave and a certificate for dinner for two. They are Robert Bissonnette, Charles Davis, Patricia Davis, Sharon Figueroa, Catherine Harris, Mary Howell, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Smith, Sandy Tiemann, Steven Thompson, Stephanie Yachechko and Mary Kay Yates.

DUI Enforcement Leader

Prince William County Police Officer Joseph Ryan received the Outstanding DUI Enforcement Award during a ceremony at a state conference on enforcement of laws against driving under the influence. Ryan, a 10-year member of the department, is a field training officer and has spent three years at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy training recruits in drunken-driver detection, arrest and conviction.

Generous Volunteers

The Auxiliary of Prince William Hospital and Annaburg Manor honored 61 volunteers with pins or certificates at its 27th annual awards banquet. Volunteers who have given extended hours of service to the organization received special honors. Jody Carpenter, a teen volunteer coordinator, was recognized for donating 11,000 hours of service. Alma Cooper and Annie Kipp donated 6,000 hours. Catherine Ehrmantraut received a 5,000-hour pin, Polly Foley and Ursula Merritt received pins for 4,000 hours and Virginia Austin, Joe Gerco, Carolyn Mosseller and Marie O'Brien were given 3,000-hour pins.

Park Authority's Best

Debra Andrew, Phil Puzick, Mary Ann Burke and Tammy Kushner were chosen as Employees of the Year by the Prince William County Park Authority. They were recognized for their outstanding service and unique work contributions to the Park Authority.

Andrew, who has been with the Park Authority for five years, was chosen as Employee of the Year, Exempt Operations. She is the park supervisor. Puzick is a landscape architect and was commended for his outstanding design work.

Burke has been with the Park Authority for three years as a receptionist and was selected as the nonexempt administration category nominee. Kushner, a technical assistant, has worked for the Park Authority since 1987 and was chosen as nonexempt Employee of the Year.

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