Aquarium Honors Employees

By / Life on the Island / Tuesday, 30 December 2014 05:00

Casey Radley.

Ryan Tomb.

Kure Beach, NC – The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher honored two employees, Casey Radley and Ryan Tomb, recently for making the Aquarium a better place to work and visit.
Radley, the Aquarium registrar, won the 2014 Sea Star Award for outstanding job performance. “Casey’s positive attitude and energy is evident to our customers and staff," wrote one co-worker."Aside from being a positive voice of the Education Department, Casey promotes our mission outside of work." Radley started working at the Aquarium as an outreach instructor in the Education Department in 2010. She also served as a special activities instructor, working with summer campers and giving behind-the-scenes tours. She became the registrar in August  2012. As registrar, Radley coordinates field trips, group visits and special event registration. Tomb won the 2014 Customer Service Award for his positive attitude and impact on co-workers and visitors. He joined the Aquarium team in 2013 as a security officer. "Ryan is an essential part of the customer service team," says Joanna Zazzali, Visitor Services Coordinator. "He has a unique way of making our visitors feel so special and important. He takes initiative and helps out each department wherever and whenever he can.” Permanent, temporary and seasonal state employees or N.C. Aquarium Society employees are eligible for the annual Sea Star and Customer Service awards. Employees are nominated by their peers, with winners recognized at an all staff meeting held each December. Award winners receive a plaque and $250 from the NC Aquarium Society.
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on US 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). Admission: $10.95 adults ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. General information: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher

 

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