Rebecca Joyce, CSPDC’s Community Program Manager for over 20 years, received the James Madison University (JMU) John B. Noftsinger Alumni Award for Public Service Excellence. The John B. Noftsinger award recognizes those who actively engage with the community, strengthen social equality, demonstrate personal integrity, promote ethical standards of performance and stewardship, and advance professional excellence in the Shenandoah Valley. JMU held a virtual awards ceremony on May 7, where honorees were celebrated for their public service at JMU, in the JMU alumni community, and throughout the Shenandoah Valley region.
Ms. Joyce was raised in Staunton and is a graduate of JMU, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Public Administration degree. With compassion and a light-hearted and witty personality, Ms. Joyce goes above and beyond in her efforts to achieve positive results within the community. Whether it is a project to assist the entire region, one locality, or even one individual- Ms. Joyce is dedicated to her work and assists every citizen with a smile on her face.