Justine Leonard Honored With NYSID Joslin Award

Arc Otsego’s Leonard Honored

With 13th NYSID Joslin Award

Sara Erickson, Accounting Representative for NYSID, left, presents Justine Leonard, right, with the NYSID Joslin Award at the ARC Vocational Training Center this afternoon. For 13 years the Joslin Award annually recognizes employment excellence and achievements of New Yorkers with disibilities working on NYSID Preferred Source contracts. Justine Leonard started working at The ARC Otsego's Vocational Training Center in 1979 at the age of 26. In her 37 year career she has worked as a packager, made gowns and worked on the brief line in various positions. In addition to earning a paycheck, Justine's work is important to her and has enabled her to learn a variety of skills, develop lasting friendships and have a sense of pride in her work. Her willingness to help others as well as her loving, supportive demeanor were just some of the reasons for her receiving the award. When asked if she has plans to retire, she said she plans to "keep working for a long, long time." Then, adding with her signature smile; "But not too long." (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
NYSID Account Representative Sara Erickson, left, this afternoon presents Justine Leonard, right, with the NYSID Joslin Award at the ARC Vocational Training Center. For 13 years, the Joslin Award recognizes employment excellence and achievements of New Yorkers with disabilities working on NYSID Preferred Source contracts.  Justine Leonard started working at The ARC Otsego’s Vocational Training Center in 1979 at age 26. In her 37-year career she has worked as a packager, made gowns and worked on the brief line. In addition to earning a paycheck, Justine’s work is important to her and has enabled her to learn a variety of skills, develop lasting friendships and have a sense of pride in her work. Her willingness to help others as well as her loving, supportive demeanor were some of the reasons for receiving the award. When asked if she has plans to retire, she said she plans to “keep working for a long, long time.” Then she added with a smile, “but not too long.” (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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