The Patriot Award from the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense was recently presented to Dr. Kathy Harrell at Carl Albert State College (CASC) in Sallisaw. The award is one in a series of awards by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
Larry Laney, a U.S. Air Force staff master sergeant, nominated Harrell for CASC's support to him as an employee who serves in the National Guard or Reserve. Laney is an adjunct instructor at the CASC Sallisaw campus where Harrell serves as vice president of the campus. The Patriot Award is for a supervisor's support provided directly to the nominating service member in reflecting the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, etc. Harrell was presented a certificate and pin along with a certificate for the college.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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