More than 248 staff members from all nine YMCA of the Capital Area branch locations gathered Dec. 7 for the Y’s annual staff recognition dinner.

During the dinner, Bob Jacobs, YMCA president/CEO, distributed awards to staff members who embodied the Y’s core principles of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility throughout the past year, according to a news release.

Anthony Richardson and Terrell Jordan each received the Fred McCord Scholarship award, a $1,000 scholarship for continuing education.

Barbara Dalcourt, Carol Falgout, Corey Rodney and Brittany Royal were recognized as Tammie Taylor Service Ambassadors of the Year.

Courtney Guillen was awarded Staff Associate of the Year, and Kevin Broussard and Jonathan Lee were named Directors of the Year.

The Y bestowed service pins to 40 employees for a combined total of 340 years of service to the YMCA.

Receiving service pins were Don Clark, 35 years; Connie David, 20 years; Develyn Holden and Eddrick Martin, 15 years; Martha Beckwith, McKinley Breckenridge, Adrian Brumfield, Joe Capece, Rebecca Decoteau, Susan Kocke, Nancy Kuhlmeier and Harry Smith, 10 years; and Chiwani Davis, Joshua Franklin, Angela Greenman, Jessica Huckaby, Angela LeBlanc, Sara Ryle, Heather Shaw, Al Smith and Cory Sperier, five years.

Clark, a Zachary resident, is the group executive director of the Americana YMCA in Zachary, which opened in August 2013, as well as the A.C. Lewis YMCA.

Additional Y locations include Baranco-Clark, C.B. Pennington Jr., Charles W. Lamar Jr., Dow-Westside, ExxonMobil, Paula G. Manship and Southside.

Learn more by visiting www.ymcabr.org.