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Monthly Employee Spotlight

Meet Becky Hester

Becky Hester Ms. Becky Hester has been employed with the University of Southern Mississippi for over 10 years. She is the Card Access Security Specialist for Housing and Residence Life. In her day-to-day job she oversees the card access to campus housing facilities and manages conference housing guest access during the summer.

Her nominator describes her as efficient, dedicated and extremely organized. She is a valuable piece in the operations of Housing and Residence Life.

Becky is extremely welcoming to everyone. She reminds you of the best friend you have had for years. Becky is adventurous as her love for the water takes her on scuba diving excursions at least twice a year abroad. When visiting her office, you will find souvenirs from her trips; each one has a story. When talking with her about her love for scuba diving, her radiates with excitement and the peace of connecting to creation beneath the sea.

Becky takes pride in her job. As this was instilled into her from her parents. She recalls her transition from manually entering in information to the use of technology. In her job duties, she places great value on the safety of our students in campus housing. Being organized helps with efficiency. Becky states, “I am already working on conference housing for May 2020”.

She loves connecting with students and is privileged to hear of their journey to Southern Miss when they visit her.  

Favorite Quote:
"Change fixes the past. Transformation creates the future."

Becky is connected to Southern Miss in more ways than one. In her words, “There is no place like Southern Miss. It’s a family.”

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