Sarah Garcia (left), secretary to the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at East Central University, poses with the Dr. Kate Lang, dean of the college, after Garcia won the Saundra Mace Award from the Oklahoma Political Science Association.

Sarah Garcia, secretary to the dean in East Central University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, is the recipient of the Saundra Mace Award from the Oklahoma Political Science Association.

Garcia, who has worked at ECU for more than 30 years and is a graduate of the university, recently accepted the award at the OPSA’s Awards Banquet at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur

“Sarah Garcia supports the faculty of our college so well,” said Dr. Christine Pappas, professor and department chair of the ECU Department of Political Science and Legal Studies. “Her carefulness and precision makes us look good every single day and she never takes credit for her important work. We couldn’t do most of the things we do without her support.”

The Saundra Mace Award was named in honor of the founding OPSA secretary. It recognizes support staff persons for excellent job performance, attitude and commitment.

The OPSA Banquet featured keynote speaker Lisa Billy, former Oklahoma Representative and current member of the Chickasaw Legislature.


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