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Feb. 3 , 2006
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EMU honors Washtenaw legislative delegation with inaugural STAR awards

YPSILANTI - The six members of the Washtenaw County state legislative delegation have been selected to receive the inaugural Public Service STAR awards from Eastern Michigan University.

“One of the core components of EMU’s mission is a commitment to improving the region and state through service initiatives. The Public Service STAR Award program provides us the opportunity to recognize others whose efforts exemplify that core value,” said John A. Fallon, Eastern Michigan University president.

STAR awardees share key characteristics, Fallon said. “They are:

  • Servant leaders who exhibit strength of character and sound judgment,
  • Tenacious in their commitment to service,
  • Accessible to those they serve, and
  • Respectful and responsive in their dealings with people and organizations.”

Receiving the EMU 2006 STAR awards are: Sen. Beverly Hammerstrom, (R-17); Sen. Liz Brater, (D-18); Rep. Pam Byrnes, (D-52); Rep. Chris Kolb, (D-53); Rep. Alma Smith, (D-54); and Rep. Kathy Angerer, (D-55).

“These six individuals have provided exceptional service to Eastern Michigan University and the people of Washtenaw County. We couldn’t think of a group of people more deserving to help us inaugurate this program. I’m looking forward to being able to recognize them publicly for the great work that they have done and how important they are to EMU,” Fallon said.

The STAR Awards will be presented at a luncheon today.

            Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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