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PCC Employees of the Year Honored at Elks Banquet

Photo of Nurse II Kim Hardin, Sgt. Kenneth Snowdeal, Correctional Officer Mark Cornejo

Nurse II Kim Hardin, Sgt. Kenneth Snowdeal, Correctional Officer Mark Cornejo

Nurse II Kim Hardin, CO II Mark Cornejo and Sgt. Kenneth Snowdeal have been named Palmer Correctional Center Employees of the Year. The three PCC staff members were honored at the annual Palmer Elks Lodge 1842 Law, Order and Safety Banquet. “The recognition is for their outstanding dedication,” said Superintendent Tomi Anderson. “Each award recipient exemplifies integrity, professionalism and a dedication to get the job done.”

Nurse Hardin began her career with the department in April 1996, transferring to PCC in November 2003. Nurse Hardin has been a valuable and respected staff member who mentors medical staff, promotes team work, and is a positive role model while assisting prisoners with their healthcare challenges, Anderson said. Sergeant Snowdeal began his career with the department in 2001, transferred to PCC in 2003 and promoted in 2012. Sergeant Snowdeal has taken on a leadership role; however, he is also PTO, FI, RO, PREA Coordinator, and volunteered to be the Acting Lieutenant during September 2013. Sergeant Snowdeal trained new recruits, assisted the Academy with training, and managed numerous prisoner community programs. Officer Cornejo began his career with the department in December 1998, and transferred to PCC in December 2007. Officer Cornejo has taken on a leadership role as an Acting Shift Sergeant numerous times while mentoring prisoners, training new recruits, promoting team work and assisting our various prisoner programs.