To the EOM committee:
I would like to nominate Heather Beaner in the President's Office for Employee of the Month for May. For the past 4 months, Heather has truly went above and beyond in her efforts for the President's Office. This spring she accepted a lead role in certain campus event preparations and has taken on various other additional duties due to a great deal of transition happening in our office. And she did all of this additional work while serving as the CSA representative for the Presidential Search, a position that her peers nominated her for and entrusted her with (which speaks further to her character and leadership abilities), and also a position that required a great deal of extra time. We have had five events in the last three weeks and she has worked nights, weekends, and overtime to ensure they were a success. She never complains and is a positive force in our office and throughout the university.
Employees throughout campus recognize that her work ethic is exceptional and that she is always willing to help where she is most needed. She maintains a positive and friendly attitude, even in the most stressful of situations. In short, I can't imagine a more deserving employee, especially this month. Heather has been an invaluable member of the President's Office staff and a great asset to Dakota State University.
I will soon be transitioning to another office on campus and truly one of the most difficult parts will be not having the opportunity to work with Heather on a daily basis. She is a team player - dedicated, reliable, and responsible. I am proud to call her my colleague and my friend.
Thank you for your consideration. If I can provide any additional details (there are a great many more reasons Heather is deserving of this honor), please don't hesitate to contact me.
- Kacie Fodness
Please welcome Heather Gillespie to DSU. Heather has been hired as the Bookstore Director. She started with DSU on Monday. Welcome to DSU Heather
Kudos to Renae Spohn on leading a free education session to learn about identity theft that was held on May 11th at 7 pm at the McCook Central High School. Presenters with Renae were Janine VanEmmerik, First Dakota National Bank; Kris Larson, Service First Federal Credit Union; and Rachel Brown, South Dakota Health Information Management Association. This presentation was sponsored by grant funding provided by the Salem Area Foundation. Snacks were provided for attendees and prizes were awarded during the presentation.
Deb's commitment and extraordinary efforts are not news to any of us but especially evident during the hectic, busy times of the semester for honors recognition events, commencement, end of semester activities, and on and on!!! Deb's role in making these great events is very much appreciated!!!!
Jacquelyn joined the Physical Plant as a Facility Worker in the Science Center on April 27th. Welcome to DSU Jacquelyn!!