JONESBORO — Six individuals and a team of essential personnel at Arkansas State University received 2021 Distinguished Performance Awards at the 28th annual DPA and Service Recognition ceremony held May 24 in the Reng Student Union auditorium.

Award recipients include Laura Cremeens in enrollment management, Unsung Hero Award; Angela Gibson, payroll services, Team Player Award; JaeKur Lockhart, diversity and community engagement

Rookie of the Year; Kathleen Ruth, military science, STAR (Service, Teamwork, Attitude, Reliability); Jennifer Salo, College of Liberal Arts and Communication, Enhancing the Student Experience Award; and Bryan Carmer, access and accommodation services, Outstanding Part-Time Award.

Essential personnel in custodial services, facilities management, university police department, Sodexo and university housing were recognized for Team Achievement.