Kristi Castanzo named Central Penn's Above and Beyond Staff Excellence Award recipient

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Kristi Castanzo, graphics specialist at Central Penn College, received the Above and Beyond Staff Excellence Award.

SUMMERDALE, PA (12/18/2012)(readMedia)-- Graphics Specialist Kristi Castanzo, of Harrisburg, Pa., and an '87 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School, was awarded the Above and Beyond Staff Excellence Award at Central Penn College's recent Years of Service and Recognition event.

"Kristi continually goes the extra mile with respect to all of the projects she designs and the deadlines she juggles," says Marketing Services Director Mary Wetzel. "She looks at every project that comes across her desk as an opportunity to create a quality piece that more than fills the needs of the requester."

The honor is awarded to a Central Penn staff member who demonstrates the college's brand promise through work ethic and one or more of the following actions:

promotes a work environment that is collegial and supportive,

positively influences others through their actions,

consistently goes above and beyond without fanfare,

takes initiative to solve problems and improve work situations without being prompted, and

demonstrates reliability and perseverance, and focuses on results.

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Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, offering bachelor's and associate degrees in the fields of accounting, business administration, criminal justice, information technology, communications, healthcare, homeland security, legal studies and organizational leadership. The College, currently serving students at its Harrisburg, Lancaster and Lehigh Valley locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn's most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 82.9 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.