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Staff Council’s Employees of the Month for 2004

Beverly Lindsey

January 2004

Delta State University honors Beverly Lindsey as Employee of the Month for the month of January, 2004.  Beverly has been employed as Accountant I in the University Accounting office since December of 2002.  She was previously employed at UAP Midsouth, where she was office manager.  Beverly is a native of Cleveland, graduating from Cleveland High School.  She received a BBA degree in Accounting from Delta State University in 1989.  She and her husband John have two daughters, Kayleigh and Kressie.

Bert Herbison

February 2004

Delta State University honors Bert Herbison as Employee of the Month for February 2004.   Bert has been employed as Senior Secretary in the Art Department since August 1990. She serves on various university committees including Staff Council, the Driving Team, and the Attendance Appeals Committee.  Bert is currently working toward a BBA in Office Administration here at DSU.  She and her husband, Joey, reside in Cleveland.

Loretta Holmes

March 2004

Loretta Holmes, Library Assistant II Catalog for the Roberts-LaForge Library, has been chosen as the March Staff Employee of the Month. Loretta is a native of Shaw, Mississippi. She graduated from Sumner High School in Kansas City, Kansas and received an Associate Art degree in 1975 from Donnelly College in Kansas. Loretta began working at Delta State University on July 1, 1978 in the W. B. Roberts Library. She is married to Peter Holmes and they have two children, a son Maurice and a daughter Catrina.

Marie Beckham

April 2004

Marie Beckham, Senior Secretary in the department of Field Experiences, has been chosen as the April Staff Employee of the Month. Marie came to work at Delta State in August 1994 and will be retiring from that same position June 30, 2004. She is a native of Pascagoula, Ms and a 1956 graduate of Pascagoula High School and went on to graduate from Mississippi State College for Women. Marie is married to Buck Beckham and they have three children; the youngest one is a graduate of DSU. Marie said her years at Delta State have been wonderful and she will miss working with the administration, faculty, staff, and students.

Virginia Foley

May 2004

Virginia Foley, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs, has been chosen as the May Staff Employee of the Month. Virginia began working at Delta State in January, 1988 as Secretary to the Dean of Nursing and in June, 1992 transferred to her current position. She is a native of Cleveland and a graduate of Cleveland High School. Virginia received a BSE degree in Social Studies and Art from DSU. She is married to Tim Foley and they reside in Cleveland.

Kathy Givens

June 2004

Kathy Givens, Accounts/Payable Administrative Clerk, has been chosen as the June Staff Employee of the Month. Kathy graduated from Austin High School in Decatur, Al and attended Mississippi Delta Community College. Kathy worked as a bookkeeper at Cleveland State Bank and Lowery’s Jewelry before coming to Delta State. In January, 1994 she became senior secretary in the Human Resource Office and transferred to the Accounts Payable Office in April, 1997. She has enjoyed her 9 1/2 years here and loves her DSU family. Kathy is married to Galen Givens and they reside in Cleveland.

Johnny Kimbrough

July 2004

Johnny Kimbrough, Assistant Director of Arts Education at the Bologna Performing Arts Center, has been chosen as the July Staff Employee of the Month. Johnny graduated from Alabama Southern College with degrees in Communication and the Liberal Arts. He decided to further his education here at DSU and received his BME. Johnny said he is honored to be a part of the family oriented environment of Delta State University.

Deleslyn Dakin

August 2004

Deleslyn Dakin, Administrative Secretary to the Dean of the College of Education, has been chosen as the August Staff Employee of the Month. Deleslyn has a Bachelor of Science in Business Education degree from Mississippi State University. She also has a Library Science certification from Delta State University. Deleslyn started to work for DSU in July 1982 as Secretary for the Office of Field Experiences. In July of 1986, she transferred to the Dean of Education Office. She has served as secretary to three consecutive deans in the College of Education. Delelsyn is married to Cameron Dakin, and they have one daughter.

Lucille McCool

September 2004

Lucille McCool, Senior Secretary in the Department of Social Work, has been chosen as the September Staff Employee of the Month. Lucille began working at DSU in March of 1987 as the secretary in the Social Work department and is still there today. She is married to Perry McCool. They have two sons and six grandchildren.

Dianne Schattner

October 2004

Dianne Schattner, Library Technology Associate, has been chosen as the October Staff Employee of the Month. Dianne began working at Delta State in 1994 at the Roberts LaForge Library in the Circulation Department and holds her current position at the library. She is an at-large member of staff council representing technology staff. Dianne is also on the Technology Across Campus committee. She is married to Ralph Schattner and they have one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Caroline. Even though Dianne is not a native of Mississippi, she still calls Cleveland home.

Rosetta Todd

November 2004

Rosetta Todd Scott was chosen as Employee of the Month for the month of November, 2004.  Rosetta has been employed as a custodian at DSU since August of 1998, presently serving in Kent Wyatt Hall.  She is a native of Cleveland and attended school in Rosedale.  Rosetta was married on November 27, 2004, to Lewis Scott, a paramedic.  She has four children and one grandchild.  Rosetta always has a warm, pleasant attitude and takes great pride in her work.

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