The North Carolina Aquarium Society recently honored two employees at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for outstanding performance. The two were selected from nominations by their fellow Aquarium employees.
Business Manager Cathy Piner was recognized with the 2013 Award of Excellence. She has worked for the Aquarium for 29 years. The nominations cited her experience, integrity, enthusiasm, sense of fun and dedication. They also described her as a hard worker, a team player and someone who encourages others.
Tia Reigner was chosen for the 2013 Customer Service Award. A cashier in the Visitor Services department, she has worked for the Aquarium since it reopened after remodeling in 2006. Nominations praised her for continually going above and beyond to make the Aquarium a better place to work and visit, being always willing to help and giving 110 percent to her job every day.
The membership-based North Carolina Aquarium Society supports programs and activities at the three North Carolina Aquariums – at Pine Knoll Shores, at Fort Fisher and on Roanoke Island.