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Staff Council’s Employees of the Month for 2001

Gracie Harkins

January 2001

Delta State University is honoring Gracie Harkins, Senior Secretary for the Delta State University Foundation, as the Staff employee of the Month for January. She has served in this position since 1995. Harkins, a long time resident of Cleveland, has been a member of the Delta State staff since 1993. She joined the Delta State staff as a receptionist for the Alumni and Foundation House.

Jerry Taylor

February 2001

Delta State University is honoring Jerry Taylor, Senior Cashier and Loan Representative in the Office of the Bursar at the University, as the Staff Employee of the Month for February.  Taylor, a resident of Shaw, is a graduate of Cleveland High School and has been a member of the Delta State staff since 1971. Taylor joined the Delta State staff as a clerical secretary in the Business Office.

Odealier Morgan

March 2001

Delta State University is honoring Odealier Morgan, a Laundry employee at the University, as the Staff Employee of the Month for March. Mrs. Morgan began working at the Delta State University Laundry in 1958, retired for a brief period and quickly realized she missed her DSU family and returned to work. Even though she is only scheduled for 36 hours every two weeks, she prefers working 80 hours. She never complains, is always on time and everyday leaving work says, "Hope to see you in the morning". She has been featured in DELTA CURRENTS, as well as newspaper articles and television.

Sandy Pittman

April 2001

Delta State University is honoring Sandy Pittman, Bookkeeper for the Delta State Alumni/Foundation, as the Staff Employee of the Month for April. She joined the Delta State staff a year ago as the Alumni Secretary and transferred to the Bookkeeper position in March. Pittman, a native of Columbus who lives in Cleveland, received a BA degree in history from Delta State in May 1997.

Debbie Esch

May 2001

Delta State University is honoring Debbie Esch, an employee of the Physical Plant at the University, as the Staff Employee of the Month for May. Esch, a native of Cleveland, has been a member of then Delta State staff since 1998. She joined the Delta State family as Senior Clerk of the Physical Plant. She is a graduate of Cleveland High School and attended Delta State University prior to her employment. The Incentives and Recognition Committee of the Administrative Staff Council, recognizes a staff employee on a monthly basis.

Junior Miller

June 2001

Delta State University is honoring William R. Miller, Jr., an employee of the Physical Plant at the University, as the Staff Employee of the Month for June. Miller, a native of Cleveland and a graduate of Cleveland High School, has been a member of the Delta State staff since 1981. He joined the Delta State staff as a carpenter for the Physical Plant and continues to work in that capacity. The Incentives and Recognition Committee of the Administrative Staff Council recognizes a staff employee on a monthly basis.

Kaye Ware

July 2001

Delta State University honors Kaye Ware, an employee of University Accounting, as the Staff Employee of the Month for July.  Kaye, a native of Cleveland, graduated from Cleveland High School and Delta State College witha BSE degree. She was employed in 1966 and has served the University in several capacities, including Secretary to the Director of Alumni Affairs; Secretary to the Executive Assistant to the President; Secretary, Admissions Office; and Institutional Representative, NDL(later Perkins and CIOS Loans) Program. In October 2000, she was promoted to Payroll Administrator in University Accounting. The Incentives and Recognition Committee of the Administrative Staff Council recognizes a staff employee on a monthly basis.

Sandy Ray

December 2001

The Incentives and Recognition Committee of the Administrative Staff Council at Delta State University has selected Sandy Ray, Administrative Assistant for the Division of Continuing Education at the University, as the Staff Employee of the Month for December. Ray, a graduate of Cleveland High School, is completing requirements for her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management at Delta State. She has been a member of the Delta State staff since 1994 when she worked as the Coordinator of User Request and Data Entry in ITS. She left the campus briefly and returned as the Senior Secretary in Admissions. In 1998 she moved to the office of Continuing Education to become the Senior Secretary for the department.

 

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