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Michelle Grant Receives Governor's Award

Plant Sciences senior accounting specialist Michelle Grant received a Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service. The award is given in recognition of an employee's dedication and contributions to the people of North Dakota.
Michelle Grant Receives Governor's Award

Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley (center) presented the Governor's Award to Michelle Grant (far left) and five other state employees. (Photo by the Governor's Office)

Michelle Grant, senior accounting specialist in NDSU Plant Sciences, was among six state employees selected to receive a Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service.  The award is given in recognition of an employee’s dedication and contributions to the people of North Dakota.  Nominations are accepted in six categories.  Grant was recognized in the Technical/Paraprofessional category.  The awards were presented by Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley during a luncheon at the State Capitol in Bismarck, ND, as part of State Employee Recognition Week.

In a news release, Governor Jack Dalrymple congratulated the six award recipients, saying, “North Dakota’s state employees are the best in the nation, and these six individuals recognized today represent the outstanding work that is performed by state employees every day across our state.  We applaud them for their exemplary service and faithful dedication to North Dakota and its citizens.”

The award recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of judges who reviewed and scored the nominations.  Nominees were rated on their overall job performance, contributions to their department, commitment to customer service, working relationship with fellow workers and involvement in their community.

Dr. Richard Horsley, Plant Sciences department head, said, “Plant Sciences is fortunate to have someone as professional, dedicated, and caring as Michelle working for us.  The accounting group would not be succeeding at such a high level without her service.”

“This award really belongs to everyone in my department, “Grant said. “My co-workers make my job easy, fun and exciting. It’s a team effort in our office and I was just the lucky one who got to accept it.”

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