Jenny Robinson, fiscal technician in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, was recently recognized for her contributions to the hospital during the 2009 awards ceremony in the College Center.

After opening remarks by Dr. Bill Pierson, hospital director, and presentation of certificates of completion for outgoing residents and interns, Rick Hiller, hospital administrator, announced the nominations for the 2009 Veterinary Teaching Hospital Staff Recognition Award.

Individuals are nominated for this award by their peers based upon criteria that include a professional attitude, excellent skills and performance, a willingness to help and cooperate with coworkers, and superior efficiency and organization. The faculty, staff, and students working in the hospital then vote on the nominees to determine the winner.

According to her co-workers, Robinson was a natural choice for the award.

"She is very detail orientated [and] always willing to help find a solution," wrote one in her nomination letter.

"She is very knowledgeable and understands the inner workings of university systems,” wrote another co-worker. “She is a valuable member of the [Veterinary Teaching Hospital] team."

Robinson received a plaque and monetary award in appreciation of her dedication to the hospital and to the college.


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