staff members at The University of Southern Mississippi were
honored with presentation of the annual staff excellence awards
at a special luncheon today on the Hattiesburg campus.
recipients of Staff Excellence Awards and corresponding categories
are as follows: Susan King and Mary Sumrall, Office Personnel;
Timothy Higginbotham, Service Maintenance; Alex Schesny, Skilled
Craft; Russ Willis and Sue Pace, Administrative Support/Administrative
Head; and Lynn McLelland, Jessie Hagler Morrison Staff Award.
is administrative assistant in the Department of Psychology
and has been with the university since 1985. Sumrall is executive
secretary to Dr. Aubrey Lucas in the Office of President Emeritus
and joined the Southern Miss staff in 1981.
is a clerk in the Physical Plant storeroom and has been employed
by the university since 1984. Schesny, a Southern Miss employee since
1981, is senior aquarist with the College of Marine Science
at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs.
is director of Human Resources and has been a Southern Miss employee
since 1992. Pace is director of Continuing Education and Distributed
Learning and has been a Southern Miss employee since 1989.
an employee with the university since 1980, is executive secretary
to the athletic director.
of Staff Excellence Awards are selected by a six-member awards
committee that solicits nominees from across the university.