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Misericordia University recently recognized four staff members for exceptional service to the university during the sixth annual presentation of the Jeff “Woody” Woodworth Awards for Exemplary Service. Among them was David Johndrow Jr., of Avoca, manager of user services in the university’s information technology department. Misericordia President Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., presented the awards at a staff and faculty assembly. In 2014, Misericordia named the annual award in honor of Jeff “Woody” Woodworth of Wilkes-Barre, a former member of the facilities staff. Throughout his employment as an HVAC mechanic, Woodworth used his skills as a mechanic to tend to the university’s needs as well as those of his co-workers. He passed away unexpectedly in 2014. The award recognizes those who best embody Woodworth’s willingness to go out of his way to help individuals and departments at Misericordia. Jeff’s wife, Lisa Woodworth, and their son, Saul, were at the ceremony. A 24-year employee of the university, Johndrow was recognized for his project management skills in providing computer technology services to the campus community. He was commended for helping spearhead the class-leading initiative to make Misericordia’s website more accessible for everyone, which he and a colleague shared at a national web technology conference. The alumnus earned a bachelor’s degree in 1989 in computer technology and a master’s degree in organizational management in 2014. First row, from left, are Joshua Woodworth, Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., president, Misericordia University, and Lisa Woodworth, Wilkes-Barre. Second row, award recipients David Johndrow Jr., information technology; Jesse Smith, lead grounds keeper; Dominick de Matteo, residence life area coordinator, and Christine Radvanyi, systems manager, admissions.