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Businesses featured this week: Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, Consolidated Scrap Resources, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Nancy Dering Inc., Pennsylvania Department of Aging, University of Scranton


Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration gave Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch its Excellence in Public Service Award for accomplishing significant projects and programs benefitting the public. Nancy Dering Mock of Nancy Dering Inc. received a Lifetime Achievement Award for 25 years of public service, and Phil Wolgemuth, a Shippensburg University graduate student, received the American Society for Public Administration Award for study and work devoted to a career in public service.


Washington, D.C.-based Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries gave Consolidated Scrap Resources of York County its second-place Best Fleet safety award for the intermediate class category. Intermediate class recyclers are those whose fleets travel between half a million and a million miles each year.


The University of Scranton gave Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging Brian Duke its Award for Outstanding Contributions in recognition of his tireless advocacy for Pennsylvania elders, as well as his compassion and care for the most vulnerable. Prior to becoming secretary in 2011, he was director of Bucks County Area Agency on Aging and executive director of the New Jersey Foundation for Aging. He has a BS in business administration from Scranton, a master of health administration degree from George Washington University and a master's degree in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging recognized six Apprise program coordinators for exceptional work. Apprise is a free Medicare counseling program in which specially trained volunteer counselors spend dozens of hours counseling older Pennsylvanians on their health insurance options. Trudy Kessler of Perry County received a Performance Award for exceeding Apprise community service goals and successfully collaborating with local programs. Bev Via of Lancaster County received a Client Service Award for consistently providing consumers with accurate, comprehensive information in a warm, caring and empathetic manner. Elizabeth D'Angelo of Chester County received an Innovation Award for promoting the Apprise program through radio shows, newspaper ads and a marketing team. Steve Rosatone of Beaver County received a Collaboration Award for exceptional rapport with partner programs and agencies and for hosting more than 120 Apprise counseling events during 2012. Jerri Wilson of Lawrence County received a Delta Award for diligence and hard work that resulted in marked performance improvement for the program. Dorothy Hartman of Berks County received the prestigious Secretary's Award for overall performance in all five categories.

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