Remembering the Spirit of Lauren

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017

Author: Becky White, PTP

It has been seven months since the death of our friend and co-worker Lauren Nickles, but her legacy lives on in our employees. Lauren had such a positive influence on our work culture at Sain that we wanted to celebrate and reinforce it for future generations.  For those reasons we created the Spirit of Lauren Award to recognize employees who exemplify the qualities we so loved in Lauren.  Sain Associates’ Spirit of Lauren Award will be given annually to recognize an employee who during the previous year exemplified hospitality, kindness, commitment, persistence, and a positive attitude. The award recipient is recognized as a leader among his/her peers and is a valued member of the Sain team who consistently works hard for the good of others.

Last week, on the day after Lauren’s birthday, we announced Justin Watson, an engineer in Sain’s Pulaski, TN office, is the inaugural recipient of the Spirit of Lauren Award. Justin was selected for this honor by a committee of Sain employees based on his cheerful and helpful attitude and numerous acts of service at work and in his community. Justin was presented with a plaque and a $500 gift card.  In addition Sain will make a $500 contribution to the healthcare or engineering charity of his choice.

The first Spirit of Lauren Award was presented at a company breakfast that included Lauren’s parents and aunt. It was a bittersweet time to remember our dear friend who we miss but to also celebrate the many fine qualities we see every day in Justin Watson.  We think Lauren would have been very pleased.

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