Melissa R. Hyatt, vice president for security for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, recently received a Governor's Citation in recognition of her career in local law enforcement.
The award acknowledges the many personal and professional contributions Hyatt made during her more than 20 years with the Baltimore Police Department. She retired with the rank of colonel before joining Johns Hopkins on April 9.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Stephen Moyer, secretary of public safety and correctional services, presented the citation in gratitude for Hyatt's leadership and dedication to the people of Baltimore City. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and Maryland State Police Superintendent Col. William Pallozzi also took part in the ceremony.
In remarks during the award presentation, Moyer noted that in 2013 Hyatt was selected by The Sun Magazine as one of its 50 Women to Watch and by Baltimore magazine as one of its 40 under 40. In 2016, Hyatt received the Mayor's Medallion for Meritorious Service.
The citation was presented to Hyatt on June 14 during Hogan's regional cabinet meeting at the Shake & Bake Family Fun Center in Baltimore City.
Hyatt earned a Master of Science in Management from Johns Hopkins in 2009 and last year received the university's Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service.
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In the 2018 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards, the university's Office of Communications was recognized in two categories.
A team headed by Kenny Carter won a Grand Gold in the category Design-Specialty Pieces for a two-color interactive printed piece with perforated props such as big glasses and a Blue Jays bowtie that prospective students could punch out, wear, and photograph to share through social media platforms. The piece, created for the Undergraduate Admissions Office, was intended to keep Hopkins top-of-mind with students who had received multiple acceptance letters and were considering their choices. The judges called the design "really genius to get all those pieces in the space with the folds, other text pieces, and everything not overlapping on one another." Other members of the team were Amy Lunday, who wrote the copy, and Meg Magagna, who handled production.
Holiday Science, produced by Jill Rosen, of Media Relations, and Len Turner and Dave Schmelick, of the Video and Audio Studio, won a Silver in the Media Relations Programs and Projects category. The entry was a series of video and press releases that gained media attention from many sources, including The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, CNN, NPR, and CBC. The coverage inspired more than 400,000 impressions and 77,000 video views of the series, which consisted of three videos: a biologist explaining how Rudolph's nose may have glowed, a cardiologist discussing the Grinch's heart condition, and a theoretical physicist talking about Scrooge's time travel.
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