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Staff Council’s Employee of the Month for 2011

 

Staff Council’s Incentives and Recognition Committee is proud to announce Stella Woods as January’s Employee of the Month.  Stella currently works as a Senior Secretary for the Social Work Department and previously served as a Secretary in the Mathematics Department and Human Resources Department.  Stella is a native of Cleveland, MS and graduated from Cleveland High School.  She’s been married Kenny Woods, Sr. for twenty three years.  Stella is proud of all her children: Cynthia Saxon and Stephen Van Namen, and step-children: Ken Ray Woods, Chuck Woods, Jason Woods, and Cody Woods.  In her spare time Stella likes to play Bunko, and spend time with her family, friends, and grandchildren.  She would like to express her thanks to the Incentives and Recognition Committee for selecting her and to James Robinson for his appreciation/recognition of staff employees at DSU.  Congratulations Stella! 

 

  February 2011

Staff Council’s Incentives and Recognition Committee is pleased to announce that Sharon Smith is February’s Employee of the Month.  Sharon currently works as a custodian in the College of Business and has worked at Delta State for almost 5 years.  She came to Delta State from Duo-Fast Corporation where she was employed for over 15 years.  She is a Cleveland native and a graduate of East Side High School . Sharon also attended Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale.  She has been married to Earnest Smith for 15 years.  Sharon has 4 children and is so proud of all of them: Brittany, Brandon, and Brianna, and her deceased son Brian.  In her spare time she loves to cook, read her Bible, keep children in her home, and spend time with her 83 year old father, T. G. Scurlark of Cleveland, and spend time with her husband and children.  Congratulations, Sharon!

 

  

March 2011

The Incentives and Recognition Committee of Staff Council is pleased to announce Dicky Taylor as the Employee of the Month for March.  Dicky is a native of Drew, Mississippi where he attended Drew High School.  In July 1999, he came to Delta State Physical Plant (now known as Facilities Management) as a bus driver.  Since that time, Dicky has worked on the receiving dock and in accounts payable.  In July of this fiscal year, Dicky was moved into the purchasing agents position as well as continuing the responsibilities for accounts payable.  He resides in the Cleveland area with his lovely wife, Nina.  Dicky enjoys camping and working in his yard in his spare time.  Congratulations, Dicky and thanks for all you do at Delta State.

 

  

April 2011

Staff Council wishes to congratulate Teresa Yarbrough, Employment and Benefits Administrator for being selected Employee of the Month for April 2011.  Teresa is a native of Drew, MS and graduated from North Sunflower Academy.  Before joining Delta State, Teresa was Sales Coordinator for a seafood corporation for 14 years. She joined the DSU staff in August 2009 as Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration. In December of 2009 she took the role of not only Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President but also the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Finance and Administration. In October of 2010 she moved to her current position. Teresa is married to Scott Yarbrough and together they have 5 grown children, Brandon, Jamie, Kimberly, Kasandra and Krislee, and 4 precious grandchildren, Brody, Cade, Maddox, and Aubree Ann.  Away from work Teresa enjoys reading, sewing, and yard work. She is most at ease when she is outdoors playing with her grandchildren.

 

 

 

 May 2011

DSU’s Administrative Staff Council is proud to announce Don Smith as May’s Employee of the Month. He came to Facilities Management as the campus locksmith about 7 1/2 years ago. Don’s a registered locksmith and has undergone special training in master key systems. He graduated from Delta State in 1985 with a degree in music. Don has been married to Janita for 25 years and has five great children; one of whom just graduated from Delta State and another will graduate next year. Don enjoys being with family, hanging out, swimming with his girls, and teaching guitar to his son. He is also a member of Delta State Master’s Swimming program. Congratulations, Don and thanks for everything you do for Delta Sate.

 
 

 

 

June 2011

 Susan was born and raised in Cleveland – the youngest in a family with one sister and three brothers. She is a graduate of Cleveland High School and DSU. In June 2009 she accepted a position as the administrative assistant for the Title III grant that was awarded to the Division of Biological and Physical Sciences.  Prior to DSU, Susan worked for 29 years at Methodist Hospital in Memphis as a medical technologist and laboratory manager, and then at Baxter’s for 2 years.  Away from work Susan enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, baking, and spending time with friends and family.  Her return to Cleveland and to DSU is a journey that is almost full circle… good to be home again.  Susan would like to thank DSU Staff Council for the recognition; she greatly appreciates it.  An interesting tie to DSU is that Susan’s family owned the business where the Center for Community and Economic Development is located.  Her family thought it was fitting that the business following us has continued to provide a beneficial service to the community, as we have seen with the type of projects and services offered by the Center.  Susan thanked DSU Staff Council for the recognition; she greatly appreciated the honor. Congratulations, Susan.

 

  

July 2011

Delta State University Staff Council honors Bert Herbison as Employee of the Month for July 2011.   Bert has been employed at DSU since August 1990. She started in the Art Department as Senior Secretary and worked there for 20 years.  In July 2010,  she became Administrative Secretary to the Dean of Arts and Sciences. She serves on various university committees including Staff Council, the Special Programs Committee, and the Attendance Appeals Committee. 

Born and raised in Louisiana, Bert and her husband, Joey (from MS), and three children, Spring, Billy, and Adam moved to Cleveland in 1987.  They have two wonderful grandchildren, Cody,12 and Riley, 19 months, who are the light of their lives.  Congratulations! Bert and thank you for all you do for Delta State

 

 

August 2011

Delta State University Staff Council honors Sheryl Stephens as Employee of the Month for August 2011.   Sheryl has worked at DSU for over 15 years. Over the years she has worked in various offices such as Data Processing, Union Office, Foundation and she now works as a Senior Secretary to the Chair of the Division of Social Sciences and History, Dr. Paulette Meikle.

Sheryl was born and raised in Cleveland, and has two wonderful children, Ginger Naron (37), John Ray (31), a wonderful daughter-in-law Holly Ray. She also has two beautiful granddaughters, Lyndsi Naron (13) and Lanie Naron (7) who she loves very much!  Congratulations! Sheryl and thank you for all you do for Delta State.

 

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