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Delta State Mourns Former Longtime Staffer Mary Robbins, 87

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Former longtime Delta State University employee Mary Patridge Robbins, 87, died on Jan. 19, 2019, at the Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cleveland. She worked at Delta State’s Computer Information Systems Department, retiring after 28 years and holding emeritus status. Delta State will fly its flag at half-staff from Friday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 27. Read More

Staff Council begins DSU Toy Drive

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This Delta State holiday season has once again kicked into the spirit of giving. Help members contribute to this year’s annual DSU Toy Drive, running until Dec. 17.

Unwrapped gifts are sought for children from infancy to 10-years-old and will be donated to youth identified by the Bolivar County Family and Children’s Services. The collection will end at the annual staff holiday breakfast on Dec. 17.

The Delta State Administrative Council began the holiday gifting today by delivering a truckload of non-perishable food items to the BCFCS through its annual Feed-A-Family food drive held each year before Thanksgiving.

“Feed-A-Family is as a way to give back to the DSU family and community,” said Rhonda Loper, project coordinator for the Okra Scholars program. “A special thanks to each of the staff who donated food and/or time to make this years event a success.”

For more information the DSU Toy Drive, contact Loper at rloper@deltastate.edu or 662-846-4504. Or contact Whitney Delaney at wdelaney@deltastate.edu or 662-846-4113.

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 options to the president.

Staff Council leads charitable efforts

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The holiday season brings the Delta State family closer together through generosity and kindness.

Delta State’s Administrative Staff Council held a “Feed-A-Family” program before the Thanksgiving holiday to benefit staff and community members in need. Campus departments donated a record amount of non-perishable items to help complete almost 100 bags with ham or turkey for a Thanksgiving meal.

Along with 36 staff members receiving bags, the Bolivar County Division of Family and Children’s Services received 61 bags and 10 large boxes of canned and miscellaneous food. Campus volunteers helped sort, pack and deliver the items.

Staff Council has kicked off another charitable program to benefit the community this month.

“The annual Delta State Holiday Toy Drive for 2014 has begun with a great start,” said Rhonda Loper, special projects committee chair of Staff Council. “We are already seeing toys and books being donated.”

The Bologna Performing Arts Center and Bolivar Medical Center are partnering with the Administrative Staff Council in collecting toys. The BPAC will be collecting toys at their special Christmas performances, and Bolivar Medical Center will also be collecting toys to donate. Unwrapped gifts for boys and girls between the ages of birth to 12 years will be accepted through Dec. 15 at noon at Kent Wyatt Hall Office 239.

Gifts will be donated to children identified by the Bolivar County Family and Children’s Services. For more information on how to donate and items needed, please call Loper at 662-846-4053.

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.

 

Marchetta named Employee of the Month

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The Delta State University Staff Council recently honored Amber Marchetta, history secretary, as the August 2014 Employee of the Month.

Marchetta has served her secretary role at the university for the past five years. The 1994 Delta State graduate studied management and completed her MBA in 1998.

Her Hobbies include running, tennis, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

The Clarksdale native is married with two children — Abby, 11 and Ben, 8. They are members of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

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/employee-of-the-month-2014/

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.

Loper selected as Employee of the Month

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The Delta State University Staff Council recently honored Rhonda Loper as the May 2014 Employee of the Month. Loper began working at Delta State in October of 2012 as a research and information specialist in the office of Institutional Research & Planning.

In 2009, she enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at Delta State and graduated with magna cum laude honors in December of 2011. Loper is currently working on her master’s degree in community development at Delta State.

As a pastor’s wife and mother of two young adults, she leads a busy, yet fulfilled life. Her hobbies include reading, art and writing. She spends part of her time presenting her motivational speech “I Found my Voice” across the Delta State campus. The purpose of this presentation is to encourage students to become civically engaged both on and off campus. This project was birthed in the community development program, yet soon became part of her job responsibilities.

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.