Patsy Burchfield, assistant to Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs at Delta State, was recently honored as Delta State’s December 2013 Employee of the Month.
Originally from French Camp, Miss., Burchfield graduated from French Camp Academy, Holmes Junior College and Mississippi State University with a degree in business education before moving to the Delta.
“I started working at Delta State in 1988 and I just completed my 25th year of service,” she said. “My husband, Mike, and I have two sons, John and Jay, who graduated from Delta State. We also enjoy visiting and spending time with our three grandchildren.”
Outside of her job, she is active at First Baptist Church-Cleveland, and enjoys shopping with her twin sister, working in her flower garden, collecting cook books and cooking new recipes.
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.