2010 Meritorious Award recipients: James L. Harlin, Inez Y. Kaiser and Paula F. Baker.

Three alumni who have shown outstanding leadership and achievement in their fields were awarded the 2010 Meritorious Achievement Award during commencement activities May 14-15.

The PSU Alumni Association established the award in 1958 as the highest award given to graduates based on career achievement. Candidates for the award have demonstrated substantial professional growth and advancement over an extended period of time. The candidate’s activities, including participation and leadership in civic and professional organizations at the local, state and national levels, are also considered by the awards committee in selecting the recipients.

This year’s recipients were Inez Y. Kaiser of Overland Park, Kan., a speaker, consultant, and founder and CEO of the public relations firm Inez Kaiser and Associates; Paula F. Baker of Joplin, Mo., the CEO of Ozark Center and CCO for Freeman Health System; and James L. Harlin of Edmond, Okla., the founder and president of FiSource, Inc., an actuarial and financial consulting firm.

For complete biographies of the three winners, visit the alumni website.