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Amy Hruska Receives MnSCU 2016 Outstanding Service Award

Amy Hruska, safety administrator at MCTCAmy Hruska, safety administrator at MCTC, was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Service Award for Facilities Excellence at a recent MnSCU Facilities Conference. Amy, who has been with the College for more than 13 years, provides leadership and management of the comprehensive health and safety program at MCTC.

The Outstanding Service Award for Facilities Excellence is given annually to individuals or teams who provide outstanding service at the campus or institution level. Recipients are recognized for their contributions to college and university facility planning and operations; design and construction project execution and management; energy management and sustainability; safety and environmental compliance planning, training and programs; and security and emergency management planning, training and operations.  Amy was one of eight recipients, selected from across the MnSCU system, to be honored with the award this year.

Amy’s excellent work habits create relationships built on trust and loyalty,” said Curt Schmidt, director of Public Safety at MCTC, who nominated Amy for the award. “Through these positive relationships, Amy is able to provide service to MCTC and others with outstanding success.”

Employees who are eligible for the Outstanding Service Award include facilities officers, safety and environmental compliance officers, or security and emergency managers as well as other MnSCU employees who have made significant contributions that warrant recognition. Amy’s nomination was endorsed by Interim MCTC President, Avelino Mills-Novoa,.

“It’s an honor to be acknowledged and see MCTC recognized as a leader in safety compliance in the MnSCU system,” said Amy, who is challenged to keep up with new and changing safety regulations. “This award would not be possible without the outstanding faculty and staff that work here. They are committed to safety compliance and it shows.”

Amy holds a master’s degree in Environmental Health and Safety, a bachelor’s degree in Community Health and a minor in Psychology, from the University of Minnesota Duluth.