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December 19, 2003
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The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
College of Medicine Presents Outstanding Staff, Service Awards in College Station
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine honored faculty and staff members at its College Station campus at an awards ceremony recognizing years of service recipients and outstanding staff members on December 18, 2003. Christopher C. Colenda, M.D., M.P.H., dean of the College of Medicine, opened the program and presented the awards, while Roderick McCallum, Ph.D., the college’s executive associate dean, served as master of ceremonies.
Years of Service Certificates were presented to employees who have reached five, 10, 15, 20 and 25-year milestones with the College of Medicine. Receiving service recognition for 20 and 25 years of service at the ceremony were:
25 Years: George Chiou, Ph.D.
20 Years: Gerald Frye, Ph.D., Donald W. Loftin, Donnie Self, Ph.D. and Van Wilson, Ph.D.
Two Outstanding Staff Awards were also presented at the ceremony. Receiving the awards were Rebecca Baker, administrative assistant in the college’s office of academic affairs, and Lansa Stevens, staff accountant in the office of business affairs. One of the statements nominating Ms. Baker read in part: “Though the quality and quantity of her work more than justifies recognition, it is her consistent dedication, good humor and support of both students and faculty that distinguishes her.” Ms. Stevens was lauded as well in one of several nomination statements: “Her dedication and her cheerful disposition, no matter what the workload is, and her can-do attitude are hallmarks of her character and professionalism.”
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.

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