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Staff earn top awards from The Arc of Craven County

Two from Monarch received top honors from The Arc of Craven County for their extraordinary service, advocacy and hard work during the organization’s annual awards banquet and ceremony held in New Bern last month.

Shonna Isaacs (pictured far right), lead developmental specialist at Brookside Apartments and Spencers Place who has been with Monarch since 1999, received the Employee of the Year Award. A Monarch employee since 2007, Darlene Ward, developmental specialist at Hoke Street, was Shonna Isaacs2named Caregiver of the Year.
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Both women were nominated by people we support and their supervisor Jamie Watson, operations manager, said they are both very deserving of their respective honors.

“Shonna has the upmost respect from her coworkers and she is very dedicated to Monarch and the people we support. She holds a special place in her heart for all, but mostly for individuals with mental illness,” Watson said. “Darlene has worked in several of our homes. Because of the many sites where she has worked, Darlene has been able to meet many of the people we support. She is very friendly and kind; and because of this, she is very well loved. We are very, very proud of both of these ladies.” 

Isaacs and Ward were among approximately 20 people who received prestigious honors from The Arc of Craven County during their Distinguished Awards Banquet on March 14.

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