Rachel Becker, secretary for the Division of Teacher Education, Leadership and Research, was recently honored as Delta State’s February 2014 Employee of the Month.
Becker and her husband, Brian, moved to Cleveland in 2011 after he was hired as an assistant professor of medieval history. She began working in her current role shortly thereafter. She previously worked at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., where she taught European and world history after earning her master’s in medieval history from Western Michigan University.
Although Becker has lived all over the country, she considers Grand Forks, N.D. her hometown, since much of her family still lives there.
Employee of the Month distinction is given to a staff member who has provided service at Delta State that is considered over and beyond those duties outlined in his or her job description. Nominations are submitted by colleagues on campus.
Each winner receives a plaque, monetary award, WalMart gift card from the Student Government Association, an engraved insulated coffee mug, a free parking decal courtesy of the Campus Police Department, a box of treats from The Sweetery, a parking spot of their choice, two Okra gift cards (one from Athletics and one from a private donor), marquee announcement and website recognition.
For an archived list of previous Employee of the Month winners, visit http://www.deltastate.edu/about-dsu/administration/staff-council/staff-council-employee-of-the-month/employee-of-the-month-archives/
Delta State’s Staff Council serves as a liaison between the administration and the staff to provide a formal process for staff to discuss issues involving university policies and procedures and to forward ideas, recommendations and opinions to the president.