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Gail Sheets Recognized with Special Service Award for AFC Masks for the River Project

Gail Sheets Recognized with Special Service Award for AFC Masks for the River Project

August 28, 2020 Robert Lane

Members of the Indian River State College community often go above and beyond their day-to-day responsibilities in support of student success and to further the College’s mission. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many exceptional examples of service that reflect a deep commitment to the College.

Gail Sheets awarded special service award

At the August 25 District Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Edwin Massey, IRSC President, recognized Gail Sheets, Graphic Production Specialist II, with the IRSC Special Service Award for her work to organize and lead a crew of more than 20 volunteers through the “AFC Masks for the River” project. Since the project's start, more than 970 masks have been made and the IRSC Association of Florida Colleges Chapter has raised $3,402.55 for student scholarships. The IRSC Special Service Award pays tribute to Gail and her team, whose efforts have helped keep IRSC masked and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Always humble and appreciative of others, Gail acknowledged the work of all of the project volunteers—IRSC faculty, staff, students and employee’s family members—who assisted to make so many of face masks now matched to smiling eyes seen across campus today: Corine Anderson, Jodi Anderson, Kendra Auberry, Kaylee Cendejas, Maria Chavez, Renee Halle, Donna Ingram, Vicky Lucas, Susan O’Brien, Rochelle and C.J. Popp-Finch, Jodi Robson, Emily and Sandy Sampson, Justin Sanchez, Robbie Sheets (Gail’s husband), Rose Taylor, Angelita & Al Tyner, Mary Walker and Brett Williams.

Gail and her team continue to sew around the clock for both the health and safety of the IRSC community and in support of AFC student scholarships. IRSC is grateful to Gail for her extraordinary commitment to the College.

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