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Three employees honored with annual staff award

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Amy Blue

Amy Blue, 1943-1988

BY MICHAEL PENA

Now in its 18th year, the Amy J. Blue Award honors members of the university staff who are exceptionally dedicated, supportive of their colleagues and passionate about their work. The award's namesake was a much-loved staff member who last served as associate vice president for administrative services and facilities before she died in 1988.

This year's honorees are Deana Fabbro-Johnston, associate director of the Earth Systems Program; Mary Morrison, director of funds management in the Financial Aid Office; and Mary Nolan, grounds supervisor in Grounds Services.

A committee comprising past Amy Blue winners, faculty and other staff received more than 300 nominations for 132 individuals. Fabbro-Johnston, Morrison and Nolan will be honored at an awards ceremony today in Lagunita Court's central courtyard from 3:30 to 5 p.m. All of this year's nominees and nominators are invited to the event.

The award includes a $3,000 prize and an "A" parking sticker for the following year.