of Education and Student Life recognized the fourth quarter service
award winners and the Employee of the Year at the division’s recent
As part of the divisionwide commitment to MUSC Excellence, Education
and Student Life initiated an Employee Recognition Program at the
beginning of the 2008-2009 academic year. Staff and employees from
throughout the MUSC community could nominate employees for
consideration each quarter. A peer committee evaluated the
accomplishments of the nominees each quarter and also considered a
single individual for recognition as Employee of the Year.
Janis Newton, MUSC Wellness Center, was recognized for her
outstanding contributions as the Division of Education and Student
Life’s Employee of the Year.
In the fourth quarter, Kyle Connelly, Educational Technology Services,
Alicia Lockard, Student Programs, Dorothea Gadsden, Student Programs,
Martha Lipton, MUSC Wellness Center, and Sandra Morris, Enrollment
Management, were recognized.
Janis Newton was selected as Education and Student Life's Employee of the Year.
addition to recognition by her peers at the quarterly meeting, Newton
received a $1,000 check presented by Darlene Shaw, Ph.D., associate
provost for education and student life.
Newton has championed highly effective and financially successful
programs at the Harper Student Wellness Center, including four sessions
of the MUSC Healthy Charleston Challenge, Tae-bo and Boot Camp. She has
organized events and programs that highlight a variety of sports and
exercise interests, including racquetball and squash, triathlon and
running. She personally provided nutritional education and
inspired healthy eating habits to more than 400 children in the Low
country attending the MUSC Kids Camp this past year. She also is
directly involved with the Junior Doctors of Health Program helping to
bring fitness awareness to downtown elementary schools. Newton’s
selfless drive to help and inspire others, while promoting physical
fitness through the Wellness Center, continues to have a lasting impact
around the Tri-county community.
Friday, Oct. 2, 2009