Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
CARLISLE - The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility honored its 595 staffers yesterday in conjunction with Employee Recognition Day festivities at the maximum -security facility located in Sullivan County.
Department of Correction facilities across Indiana dedicate one week per year to thank men and women who work in the demanding field of corrections.
They go about their jobs every day -- quietly, professionally, often stressfully, but usually with very little recognition, while providing rehabilitative services to offenders for a successful return home.
WVCF staff members receiving special recognition for their outstanding achievements over the past year include:
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR: Adam Glenn, of Lawrence County, Illinois
SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR: Nancy Miller, of Edwards County, Illinois
OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Austin Vansickle, of Clay County, Indiana
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Andrew Chambers, of Clay County, Indiana
Forty-three employees received five-year service pins, 25 staff members earned 10-year service awards and 16 marked 15 years of service. Another 22 were honored for 20 years of service and 20 were cited for 25. Mark Mackey, of Knox County, received special recognition, marking 30 years of public safety service and WVCF Lt. Robert Lundy, of Greene County, celebrated 35 years on the job.
Superintendent Richard Brown offered his congratulations to the employees.
"You put yourself in harm's way to keep the public safe, in an environment many people would never even consider as a job choice. You understand the meaning of 'team,' dealing with challenging individuals, sometimes in dangerous situations. You strive to help rebuild the broken, giving them the tools and skills needed to make it on the outside. You have my deepest respect and thanks," Brown said.
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