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2018 Staff Excellence Award - Community Involvement and Public Service - Carla Krogh

Colleagues say Carla Krogh’s commitment to the local community is an inspiration to all who know her. A founding staff member, Carla goes out of her way to welcome new staff members from outside the greater Merced area and introduce them to local people and events.

For the past eight years, she’s served as an advisor to UC Merced’s Omega Delta Phi fraternity and has taken on the role of being a surrogate mom to students. She routinely encourages students and staff members to organize and/or participate in a host of community service projects including the city of Gustine’s annual Veterans Day parade and singing holiday carols to seniors at local assisted living centers.

But Krogh is most known for her passionate community work with the Merced Special Olympics. For years, she’s coached Special Olympics athletes in basketball, track and golf, taught them technical movements and cheered them on during competition.

Her nominator wrote: “Carla’s generosity is boundless, and she does so much to make our community a better place to live and work.”

Original article- Staff Excellence Award Winners Honored for Exceptional Service