Melissa B. Miller, PhD, director of the Clinical Molecular Microbiology Laboratory at UNC Medical Center receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in the category of public service.
Melissa B. Miller, PhD, professor in the UNC Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine in the UNC School of Medicine and director of the Clinical Molecular Microbiology Laboratory at UNC Medical Center, was named today as a recipient of the 2021 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the category of public service. Thirty-nine state employees from 10 state agencies and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were recipients this year. The 2021 Governor’s Awards for Excellence is the highest honor a state employee may receive for dedicated service to the state and the people of North Carolina. The commendations were announced during a virtual online ceremony on Tuesday, October 26.
“The selfless achievements of this year’s group absolutely merit this high honor,” said State Human Resources Director, Barbara Gibson, who joined Governor Roy Cooper in commending recipients for excellent work and personal contributions amid the challenges of the ongoing pandemic. “They represent our highest aspirations in meeting the needs of people across our state.”
The Governor’s Awards for Excellence recognize accomplishments and actions that are outside of the usual scope of their job duties. Awards were presented in six categories: Customer Service, Efficiency and Innovation, Human Relations, Outstanding Government Serve, Public Service, and Safety and Heroism.