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F&A announces Employees of the Month

The university’s Finance & Administration (F&A) division celebrated March’s Employees of the Month at its monthly event April 16. Employees of the Month are selected by the Rewards & Recognition Committee (RRC) from a list of all F&A Applause Award nominations for the month.
Each month, F&A honors employees from the Engineering & Facilities, Finance, and Operations departments who were nominated for Applause awards for their commitment to excellent service.

Employees of the Month for March
Gloria Rhodes, Engineering & Facilities
Summary of the nomination:  “Gloria Rhodes was cleaning a classroom when she found a student’s wallet. The wallet contained at least $150. Without hesitation, she turned the wallet in to its rightful owner.”

Francina Dantzler, Parking Management (Operations)
Summary of the nomination: “In early March, I  brought my brother to the emergency room with chest pains. Francina was so kind and showed excellent professionalism when helping her to get her parked vehicle and by assisting her in getting her brother into the hospital.”

Paula White, Grants & Contracts Accounting (Finance)
Summary of the nomination: “During the last few months preparing for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) site review, Paula worked extremely hard requesting information from five selected departments, verifying information from the fixed assets system and preparing various reports and documentation required by the auditors in a timely and efficient manner (this information was used to help the departments prepare for their site visit from DHHS). As a result of her efforts in gathering the data, the departments were better prepared for their on-site visit. This was reflected in the success of our recent F&A rate negotiation. Paula also demonstrated that she is a great team player by taking the initiative to step in and help out on several occasions when schedules were tight and certain tasks needed to be completed within a specified time frame. She continues to provide great customer service and is a valuable member of the Cost Accounting staff.”

Applause Nominations for March
Betty Bryant, University Transportation Services; Dee Crawford, Human Resources Management; Toni Jackson, University Transportation Services; Willie McDaniel, Engineering & Facilities AC Shop; Lindsey McMurray, Engineering & Facilities; and Julie Paschal, Parking Management.
The nominations received by RRC, which do not meet the Applause criteria, are turned into PEER Postcards and presented to the employee in lieu of an Applause. They also receive an MUSC Excellence mug.
PEER Postcard Recipient awards for March were Barbara Bell, Parking Management; Angelin Brown, Parking Management; Tonia Brown, Human Resources Management; Betty Craven, Finance; Kevin Drayton, Engineering & Facilities; Miriam Gibson, Human Resources Management; Patrice Gordon, Human Resources Management; Raynard James, University Purchasing Services; Andrew Rider, Controller’s Office/Accounting Operations; Gloria Rivera, University Purchasing Services; Vertelle Seabrook, University Purchasing Services; Mark Seprish, Engineering & Facilities; Carl Southard, University Purchasing Services; Chris Summers, University Risk Management; Jennifer R. Taylor, University Risk Management; Anthony Whaley, Engineering & Facilities; and Tarsha Williams-Smalls, Human Resources Management.
The PEER Postcard is an employee thank you card used to recognize fellow F&A employees observed practicing standards of behaviors consistent with MUSC Excellence in the areas of service, finance, people, quality, and growth.
Finance & Administration sponsors the Employee Appreciation Event, generally held on the third Wednesday of each month, to recognize Applause Award nominees and winners, as well as PEER Postcard milestones for service excellence.
The next F&A Employee Appreciation event will be held May 21. Nominations for Applause awards are due by April 30.


Friday, April 25, 2008
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