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PennDOT honors two Jefferson County employees with Star of Excellence awards

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HARRISBURG – Two Jefferson County PennDOT employees were honored this week with the Star of Excellence Award at a statewide ceremony.

Carla Studebaker of Punxsutawney and Matthew Burkett of Brookville were recognized for their outstanding performance for the department, and were given PennDOT’s highest recognition at an event at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Studebaker is the District Utility Administrator for District 10, and she works to keep projects on schedule and avoid delays in delivery to save money.

Burkett’s career spans 20 years, and he is currently the district’ Assistant District Executive of Maintenance.

PennDOT says that Burkett embraces innovation, and has been instrumental in trying new equipment and products to create safer working conditions.