Human Resources Chief Receives Distinguished Service Award
May 15, 2003

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Macon— Diane Baca, associate vice president for Human Resources for Mercer University, was recently honored for her commitment to the human resources profession.
 
Baca was the recipient of the Southern Region Distinguished Service Award at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) regional conference in Clearwater, Fla. The award is given to one member in each of the four regions of the association who exemplifies distinguished service.
 
"I was shocked and humbled to share this award with people who I consider as my mentors from across the region," Baca, who has worked at Mercer for 25 years, said.
 
The Lizella resident has served on the CUPA-HR Regional Board of Directors for six years and the National CUPA-HR National Board of Directors for three years. She has also served on numerous CUPA-HR committees including the Relocation Task Force, the National Budget and Finance Committee and the National Professional Development Committee. Baca also helped plan regional conferences. She has been a member of the professional association for 15 years.
 
She said she's been able to do all of this thanks to the support of the Mercer administration and human resources staff. "It's a compliment to all of the human resources staff at Mercer. They've been extremely supportive. I'm blessed to be here."
 
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