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Mosher, Lynch Nominated for Excellence Awards


E-Ching Lee, 919/515-9098,

Posted Thursday, April 18, 2013

Katie Mosher, North Carolina Sea Grant communications director, received North Carolina State University's Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development's 2013 Award for Excellence.

Pictured left to right: Jack Thigpen, Sea Grant extension director; Debra Lynch; Katie Mosher; and Susan N. White, Sea Grant executive director.

The award recognizes employees who make a significant contribution to their department, division, the university community or the lives of others. Nominees are selected based on their outstanding service, innovations, public service, safety/heroism and human relations.

Mosher was cited for her dedication in leading communications in one of the top Sea Grant programs in the nation. In addition, she also has made national impacts through her work on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Task Force on Rip Current Safety and coordinating a team that developed a program to raise awareness of invasive aquatic species. She also is the editor for NC State's Results magazine.

Mosher will join Christie Vann, ORIED's other candidate, and other NC State nominees at the University Awards for Excellence program on June 12 at the Hunt Library. Five university-level winners will be entered in the Governor's Award for Excellence selection process later this year.

Debra Lynch, administrative support specialist, was Sea Grant's other nominee for this annual recognition. She was noted for being the point person for the administrative side of Sea Grant research, organizing events and helping create an efficient organization.


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