March Student Affairs Employee of the Month - Ms. Sue Reese
Sue currently serves as the Administrative Assistant in charge of the departmental budget and payroll for University Recreation. Sue has been with University Recreation for 14 years and the University for almost 16 years. Her nominator stated "One of my favorite things about Ms. Sue is her dedication to ensure her work is correct. She is always willing to spend time with each student who comes in that has questions or need assistance. Sue is always willing to stop what she is working on to assist the student with their question or gaining access to computer, copier, office supplies, finding the right staff person, etc. Her spirit and work ethic is Appalachian through and through!"
Congratulations Sue for all you do for the Appalachian Family! Your hard work and dedication to students, staff, faculty and the community have not gone unnoticed!
The App State Community is partnering with Watauga County Habitat on a project called App Builds A Home, where we are helping design, fund, and build a Habitat home for a local family in need! Affordable housing is a pressing issue in Watauga County. For a minimum wage worker to be able to afford Fair Market Rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Watauga County ($803), they must work 86 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. That is a little over 12 hours EVERY day. This partnership is a great way to help those in our community who work hard every day but can't keep up with the high cost of housing in Watauga County.