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Ussery named Employee of the Month

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The Delta State University Staff Council recently honored Fawn Ussery as the August 2015 Employee of the Month. Ussery is the library assistant at the Roberts-LaForge Library.

The Delta State alumna and Rolling Fork, Miss. native began working for the university in July of 2012. In her role, she provides services and assistance to students and patrons of the library, and assists in the serials and circulation departments.

Ussery is a two-time graduate of Delta State, receiving her Bachelor’s of Arts in History in May of 2012 and her Master’s of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Delta Studies in December of 2014. She is currently working on her Master’s of Library and Information Sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi.

During her time as a student, Ussery worked in the Career Services office, history department, and as a resident assistant for the Kappa Delta Sorority hall. She also met her husband, Hunter, while attending Delta State, which only added to their love for everything green and white.

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, marquee announcement and website recognition.

Horne named Employee of the Month

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The Delta State University Staff Council recently honored Janet Horne as the April 2015 Employee of the Month. Horne is in charge of interlibrary loan services at the Roberts-LaForge Library.

She is a Delta native, is a graduate of Delta State and has worked in the library since 2010.

Horne and her husband have three children and four grandchildren, and they attend Benoit Union Church. She is very involved with the church’s youth and is the Sunday School superintendent. 

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, 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.

Delta Italians to be discussed at archives

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In celebration of National Library Week, the Roberts-LaForge Library at Delta State University is hosting “The Delta Italians” presented by Dr. Paul V. Canonici on April 13 at 7 p.m. in the Howorth Room of Capps Archives and Museum.

Canonici, a Mississippi Delta native and author, will read from his books “The Delta Italians” and “The Delta Italians Volume II.”

In his first book, Canonici tells the story of his people — Italians recruited for cotton plantations of the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta. Volume II supplements his first book but includes the immigration experiences of Italians other than those recruited for cotton plantations, especially Sicilian Italians.

“The Roberts-LaForge Library is delighted to have Dr. Canonici join us for National Library Week,” said Nacole Adams, reference librarian. “His books ‘The Delta Italians’ and ‘The Delta Italians Volume II’ lend insight into the rich history of the Delta by providing an in-depth account of the lives of the Italian immigrants, their children and grandchildren in the Delta regions of Arkansas and Mississippi.”

For more information on the Roberts-LaForge Library, visit http://www.deltastate.edu/about-dsu/maps-directions/campus-map/roberts-laforge-library.