North Carolina Sea Grant officer wins award

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Mary Beth Barrow, fiscal officer for North Carolina Sea Grant, received an Award of Excellence from the North Carolina State University Office of Research and Innovation.

Barrow, who also is business manager for the Water Resources Research Institute, now moves to the university-level competition, along with Robert Foyle, associate director of the Institute for Transportation Research and Education.

Sea Grant also nominated Gloria Putnam, water quality planning specialist.

"We value Mary Beth's experience, her attention to detail and her levelheaded nature in the face of what others would call adversity," said Michael Voiland, who directs the Sea Grant and Water Resources Research Institute programs and nominated Barrow on behalf of both programs.

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