Name: Phyllis Thornton
Job Title, department: Alumni Senior Secretary/University Advancement and External Relations
Employee of the month for what month/year: September 2021
Previous DSU awards: Founding member of the DSU LEADS program whose “OKRALinks” project was selected to be implemented to provide campus information for students and faculty.
What does this award mean to you?
This award is meaningful because it came shows how much my DSU family cares about the job that I do. I have been at Delta State for 11 years, and in that time, I have enjoyed each position I have held. I have learned so much and working with the wonderful people here on campus has been very rewarding.
What do you like best about your job?
What I most enjoy is the comradery; working alongside others who enjoy their work as well; tackling challenges; making lasting impressions; and connecting with not only the current students but also our wonderful alumni that we have worldwide.
What do you like best about Delta State?
It seems like anywhere I go, I am going to meet someone that has attended Delta State or worked here, and the stories they tell are usually all the same—They love DSU. Delta State has a special place in my heart and always will. I love my DSU family.