Former Extension staff member receives Jack Breslin Award

Earlier this week, Lynn Vecziedins was honored with the 38th annual Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award. The award is given annually to six Michigan State University staff members and includes a cash prize. Selections are made based on “overall excellence in job performance, supportive attitude, and contributions to the unit or University that lead to improved efficiency or effectiveness, and valuable service to the University.”

With more than 20 years of service at Michigan State University Extension, Lynn has had experience with the organization that has spanned many transitory periods. She has continued to be a strong asset through those times. She worked as an administrative assistant II/S for MSU Extension, providing support and helping the 10 counties in districts 7 and 8 to run smoothly and efficiently.

Some of her noted accomplishments included learning new technologies and training MSU Extension staff to use them as well as functioning as a liaison with MSU Extension business office staff to relay local questions and concerns to their attention. However, it wasn’t just her effective work ethic that earned her this award – her co-workers and supervisors, when interviewed, talked about her amazing attitude and her great communications skills with everyone she interacted with.

MSU interviewed Lynn about the work that got her nominated. They also interviewed her peers about why she deserved the award. You can see the interviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-eAMxMATl0

Congratulations, Lynn!

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