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Employees of the Month
university’s Finance & Administration (F&A) Division
celebrated May's Employees of the Month at its monthly event June 18.
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, the F&A division honors employees from
the Engineering & Facilities, Finance, and Operations departments
who were nominated for Applause awards for their commitment to
Employees of the Month for
Brown and Dwight Hudson, Electric Shop (Engineering & Facilities).
Summary of the nomination: “DeOnatrae and Dwight went above and beyond
their duties in installing emergency outlets in our nursery and
emergency power for our breast milk refrigerator, medicine
refrigerator, and pixis machine. These gentlemen were friendly and hard
working in our nursery all day long. They were respectful of the
staff’s needs and went out of their way to do extra work in the
nursery. I enjoyed having them in our nursery and know that their work
was exceptional.” Employees of the
Month for May DeOnatrae Brown and Dwight Hudson along with Engineering
& Facilities chief facility officer John Malmrose.
“Butch” O’Brien and Francina Dantzler, Parking Management (Operations).
Summary of the nomination: “I just wanted to take a minute to recognize
Butch O’Brien and Francina Dantzler of Parking Management. This morning
there was a near disaster in the trauma lot. A crane dropped some
material it was lifting and almost hit a hospital security employee who
was in the lot. After this happened, Butch and Francina began to
restrict access to the area. Butch closed the pedestrian area between
the hospital and trauma and Francina began restricting the trauma lot
to emergency vehicles only. Their actions proved very beneficial in
reducing the chance of an injury to a passing vehicle or pedestrian.
Butch and Francina did a great job!” Francina Dantzler
accepts her award from Melinda Anderson, director of parking
management, and Stewart Mixon, chief operations officer.
All nominees for the month are presented with an MUSC Excellence mug.
Applause recipients for the month of May were LaDeidra Berry, Human
Resources Management Benefits Office; DeOnatrae Brown, Engineering
& Facilities Electric Shop; Francina Dantzler, Parking Management;
Dwight Hudson, Engineering & Facilities Electric Shop;
Raynard James, Purchasing Services; Edwin “Butch” O’Brien,
Parking Management; John Pigott, University Transportation Services;
and Nora Williams, Human Resources Management.
James, Purchasing Services (Finance). Summary of the nomination:
“Raynard is one of those rare individuals who goes above and beyond the
call every day. On more than one occasion he has helped with expediting
requisitions; even when he had to go on a search to find them. He has
taken the initiative to research specific needs for a purchase order
and then sent the information and necessary forms so that I could go
forward. He’s a true blessing. Can we clone him?” Betty Sandifer,
accountant/fiscal manager, and Patrick Wamsley, chief financial
officer, presents Raynard James, center, with his Employee of the Month
PEER Postcard recipient awards for May were Charlie Adams, Karim
McFadden, Dionne Bennett, Alex McGillivray, Mike Bouissey, Sheryl
Meier, Siobhan Buckley, Emily Mills, Diane Campbell, Margaret
Myrick, William Cochran III, Ivy Picquet, Matthew Cordwell,
Denise Reddrick Spann, Peggy Cunningham, Jerry Redman, Miriam Gibson,
Allison Reece, Richard Gilbert, Andrew Rider, Thomas Giza, Gloria
Rivera, Joe Hartwell, Guillerno Santiago, Dwight Hudson, Vertelle
Seabrook, Marilyn Jenness, Wade Seigler, Allen (AJ) Johnson, Sylvia
Strickland, Anna Marie Jones, Tarsha Williams-Smalls, Ken Lester, and
The postcard is an employee thank you card used to recognize fellow
employees observed practicing standards of behaviors consistent with
MUSC Excellence in service, finance, people, quality, and growth.
F&A sponsors the Employee Appreciation Event, generally held on the
third Wednesday of each month, to recognize Applause Award nominees,
Employee of the Month winners, as well as recipients of PEER Postcard
milestones for service excellence.
Because of the changes to the Rewards and Recognition Program which
will take effect July 1, all postcards and nominations must be received
by June 30.
Postcards received after June 30 will go toward the new fiscal year and
will be eligible for the Cindy Garmon PEER of the Year Award.
The F&A Applause Program will revert back to its original Applause
program and the new Employee Recognition Program will be initiated. The
Rewards and Recognition Program is for F&A Division employees only
and will be continued in the new fiscal year.
Friday, June 27, 2008
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