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EMD employee recognized as 'rising star' by college

Linda Crerar, director of Center of Excellence - Homeland Security Emergency Management,
with Shane Moore of the Washington Emergency Management Division.

Shane Moore, the emergency planning program coordinator for Washington Emergency Management Division, has been recognized with a statewide “Rising Star” award by the Center of Excellence - Homeland Security Emergency Management.

The “Rising Star” award recognizes individuals in the all-hazard emergency management profession who have assisted his or her community and positively change members of the community’s lives. These individuals have also contributed to his or her profession through demonstrating leadership and responsibility.

Linda Crerar, director of the center at Pierce College, joined WA EMD Deputy Director Jason Marquiss in recognizing Moore for his efforts in front of his peers in the state Emergency Operations Center.

“We spend a long time to make sure we’re training our students to help make sure they get jobs after college and Shane is one of our success stories,” Crerar said.

Moore has been with the Washington Emergency Management Division for about a year. He was with the center for two years before that. During his time, he updated and published the center’s Internship Guidebook, which is used to distribute to other organizations on how to run a proper internship program. He was instrumental in helping the center with its employee engagement outreach project when he served as the southwest Washington regional coordinator. He graduated from Pierce College with a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Homeland-Security Emergency Management.

Crerar with Moore and WA EMD Deputy Director Jason Marquiss.

In addition to Moore, the Center of Excellence - Homeland Security Emergency Management also recognized Kellie Hale and Jasmine May, who both currently work at the center.

"It is an honor to recognize three outstanding people with our Rising Star Award this year for their accomplishments and contributions to the center,” Crerar said. “Kellie Hale, Shane Moore and Jasmine May are being recognized as emerging leaders on their way to reaching senior-level positions in their careers. They have gone above and beyond in their service this past year.”

The Center of Excellence for Homeland Security Emergency Management is focused on student success and helping people positively change the trajectory of their lives and who have demonstrated excellence in their professional endeavors working for the advancement of people in education and public service. The “Rising Star Award” recognizes these emerging leaders and their contribution to their profession and organizations.