Just over 200 guests attended Kent-Sussex Industries (KSI)’s awards dinner to celebrate the 2017 Employees of the Quarter as Louise Smith, of Dover, was named Employee of the Second Quarter 2017. Each person was brought on stage where they were presented a plaque from KSI, a State of Delaware Senate Tribute sponsored by Senator Gary Simpson, and a House of Representatives Tribute co-sponsored by Representatives Charles Postles, Harvey Kenton, Dave Wilson and Bobby Outten.
KSI named Regina Bumbrey, of Dover, Outstanding Staff Person of the Year 2017 with its Clifford T. Crouch Excellence in Service Award. A KSI Case Manager, Ms. Bumbrey believes in teamwork and appreciates input from other people. Staff and program participants can be sure Ms. Bumbrey will be attentive to their conversation. She values loyalty, hard work, and family. She takes on additional tasks at work, and volunteers for projects. Her calm, relaxed demeanor is reflected in her leadership skills as she respectfully considers what others have to say.
Steve Monz, a local radio celebrity for Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC), was named a KSI Champion during the dinner. A KSI Champion is someone who fully believes in KSI’s mission and the abilities of people with disabilities. A Champion willingly shares their experiences with others, and conducts business with a spirit of partnership, always seeking the win/ win outcome.
“Steve doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk. He helps share KSI events on the air and on DBC’s Face book pages. He has provided amazing gift baskets for KSI fundraisers, and has been caught unexpectedly sharing fun DBC goodies along the course during KSI’s 3 Club Golf Tournament,” said Alicia Hollis, Director of Community Relations at Kent-Sussex Industries, Inc.in a recent press release” He has participated for the last ten years in the “Lewes Polar Bear Plunge” and has gone “Over the Edge” to raise funds for Special Olympics. Steve is extremely supportive of his community, especially people with special needs.”
KSI is a not for profit agency, providing vocational training, employment, supported employment, community integration, transportation, day habilitation, and nutritional services to individuals with disabilities throughout Kent and Sussex Counties. KSI is committed to making all reasonable accommodations in order to ensure that our programs and services are as accessible as possible to as many people as possible.
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