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University F&A

Employees recognized for commitment

Employees of the Quarter
Robert Rentz and Ping Yan, Grants & Contracts Accounting
“This nomination is to recognize Bobby and Ping for the development of a process to automate our journal entries when we have to correct the distribution of facilities and administrative costs to sponsored projects.”
—Velma Stamp, Director, Grants & Accounting

Patti Kelly, Human Resources Management
“As many of you know, most salary changes across the university are now submitted online, through a new e-program called TeamWorks. A committee was formed to work through all of the issues involved in implementing this program. While there were many people involved in its implementation, I would like to give special recognition to Patti Kelly, HRM’s IT manager, who spearheaded this incredibly complex and time-consuming project. The hours, weeks, and months that Patti put into this project helped make it a success. The entire university will benefit from these efforts for years to come.”—K. Gale O'Neal, Human Resources Managemeni

David Blick, Engineering & Facilities
“During a routine physical, Dr. Keith noticed my fingernails and ordered a chest X-ray, which led to a diagnosis of lung cancer. As a result of Dr. Keith’s astute observational and assessment skills, my cancer was diagnosed very early, which meant that I only had to have part of a lung removed without any further treatment. Today, I am cancer free. Had Dr. Keith not suggested the chest X-ray, I’m sure my cancer would not have been found until much later when the treatment and outcome surely would have been much worse. I will forever be indebted.”—Sheryl Weathers, patient

Employee of the Quareter Nominees
David Blick, Engineering & Facilities (October)—winner
Gary Covington, Engineering & Facilities (November)
Sharon Ford, University Purchasing (October)
Patti Kelly, Human Resources (October)— winner
Robert Rentz, Grants & Contracts Accounting (November)—winner
Ping Yan, Grants & Contracts Accounting (November)—winner

PEER Milestone Recipients

From left: Matthew Cordwell, Parking Management, Eula Wise, Accounts Payable; Mike Bouissey, Parking Management.
Not pictured is Miriam Gibson, Human Resources.
The PEER Postcard is an employee thank you card used to recognize fellow F&A coworkers observed practicing standards of behaviors consistent with MUSC Excellence in the areas of service, finance, people, quality and growth.

Appreciation Event
The next Finance & Administration Employee Appreciation event will be held Feb. 18. All are welcome.
If you have questions about the programs, contact
Joyce Oltmann (
RRC Coordinator
Chief Operations Office
701-B Harborview Tower, 792-0888

Monique C. Robinson (
P.E.E.R. Coordinator
Human Resources Management
105-H Harborview Tower, 792-7225

Anthony Dunbar (
RRC Chair
Public Safety, 792-6879

Mellie Klinger (
RRC Co-Chair
Accounts Payable, 792-3219

You may also contact other members of the Rewards & Recognition Committee
Joseph Avant,; Robert Branson,;
Tina Chapman,; Mitzi Fetner,; Andrew Nelson,; K. Gale O’Neal,

Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

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