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Trio recognized for outstanding service to Queen's

[Distinguished Service Award winners]Principal Daniel Woolf and Chancellor David Dodge congratulate the recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Service Awards: John Pierce, Georgina Moore, and Bill Young. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

The annual Distinguished Service Awards were recently presented to three outstanding members of the Queen’s community.

“These three people have contributed in remarkable ways to the health and wellbeing of the entire university,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “They deserve special recognition for their long-standing, tireless commitments and for the extraordinary impacts they have had while at Queen’s.”

This year’s award winners have each spent nearly two decades in their service roles at the University. They are:

• Georgina Moore, member of the University Secretariat since 1992 and Secretary of the University for the last 12 years. Ms Moore is retiring this month after two decades of committed service to the main governance bodies at Queen’s: Senate, Board of Trustees, and University Council. She has earned deep respect among peers and colleagues for her knowledge of governance history and for providing valuable counsel to assist sound decision-making.

• John Pierce, long-serving Associate Dean of Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science and faculty member in the Department of English Language and Literature. Dr. Pierce has been instrumental in developing policies and sound practices in many areas of student experience, notably academic integrity. Last year, he served as interim Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Student Affairs where he facilitated a comprehensive approach to student health and wellness and demonstrated compassionate leadership during some trying times.

• Bill Young, member of Queen’s Board of Trustees for 16 years, including six years of service as chair. Mr. Young led the Board of Trustees during an exceptionally complex period in terms of financial challenges and governance restructuring. During his term as chair, the Board reached a historic decision to reorganize its membership, requiring Parliamentary approval to amend the University Charter.

The Distinguished Service Awards were presented to all three recipients at the University Council dinner earlier this month.

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