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Photos: Staff Council Presents Spring Service Award, Inducts New Members PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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The University of Southern Mississippi Staff Council recently honored a member of the Southern Miss staff with its top service award, while recognizing incoming and outgoing members/officers at a meeting held recently at the university’s Thad Cochran Center.

Gayle Anderson, administrative assistant in the university’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, was chosen for the Spring Staff Council Service Award. An 11-year employee at Southern Miss, Anderson was nominated by department chair Leah Fonder-Solano.

The purpose of the Staff Council Service Award, which is given once in the fall and spring semesters, is to recognize employee dedication, services and unselfish contribution of time and effort in the promotion of the mission and goals of the university. Any part-time or full-time employee with at least one year of continuous service is eligible for nomination.

Gayle Anderson, center, administrative assistant in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, accepts the Spring Staff Council Service Award and a gift from outgoing Staff Council President Mandy Nace, right and outgoing Staff Council Secretary Tina Griffin.

Newly elected Southern Miss Staff Council members, seated left to right, include: Brad Ward, Bobbie Payton, James Daniel, Valerie Craig, Candice Carter, Michelle Templeton, Jami King. Standing, left to right: April Woodall, Michael Chancellor, Melissa Ravencraft, Tim Laird, Chris McGee, Corrie Thompson. Not Pictured: Ruth Brooks, Dorothy Mobley.

Outgoing Southern Miss Staff Council members include, standing, left to right: Amy Thornton, April Jordan, Tina Griffin, Cory Smith. Seated, left to right: J.J. Crawley, Mandy Nace, John Hayman, Mary Virgil Not pictured: Lou Ellen Williams

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