Name: Cecil Barnett
Job title and department: Grounds manager, Facilities Management
Employee of the month for: January 2020
What does this award mean to you? I want to salute and express my gratitude and compassionate honor to receive this award among all the great employees across the university. This was truly a surprise! I applaud the people who have nominated me, but I want to thank the guidance of my director, Gerald Finley, for his patience, and all my subordinates for their unconditional loyalty to Delta State University. I could not have accomplished this recognition without them.
What do you like best about your job? I absolutely love working at DSU for reasons greater than myself. I get to see young adults turn into professionals and listen to professors pass their knowledge and experiences to those willing to bend an ear.
What do you like best about Delta State? I can’t explain how great this family has been to me! I cherish every moment I get to inspire my employees. I’m honored!
The award is sponsored by the Incentives & Recognition Committee and Dr. James Robinson. Each prize package includes a complimentary campus parking decal, box of sweet treats, gift card, a tote provided by Graduate & Continuing Studies, and a certificate signed by Delta State University President William N. LaForge. Each January, a luncheon is held to celebrate the previous year’s Employees of the Month as well as to recognize Robinson on the occasion of his birthday.