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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! 

May 21
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December Employee of the Month

Daniel Lightfoot, Technology Support Analyst, has received the Student Affairs Employee of the Month for December. He has been with the University and the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership for almost 15 years. His nominator stated "Daniel is constantly going above and beyond the call of duty but especially during the Board of Trustees meetings. He ensures that he is in the building at all times during their visit to make sure if anything does go wrong he is there to fix it. December was a busy month for events and Daniel was right there going above and beyond his responsibilities to ensure that things ran smoothly with a smile on his face."

Daniel we cannot thank you enough for your hard work and dedication to our students, faculty, staff and community! Congratulations!   

Jan 24
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October Employee of the Month

Alan Rasmussen, Assistant Dean of Students, has received the Student Affairs Employee of the Month for October. Alan has been with the University and the Office of the Dean of Students for 6.5 years. His nominator stated "Alan Approaches all aspects of his work from a student-centered perspective. He navigates student crises on a regular basis, and consults and guides faculty/staff in supporting/responding to students all while keeping the best interest of the student at the forefront of his decisions. He recognizes that the act of being resilient takes time and energy, and Alan stays alongside students to support them in a variety of ways while they navigate this process."

Alan you are amazing and we are so thankful for all you do for our students and community! Congratulations!   

Dec 19, 18
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September Employee of the Month

Joyce Moretz Young, Director of Nursing, at M.S. Shook Student Health Services has received the Student Affairs Employee of the Month for September.  Joyce has been with the University and Student Health Services for 7 years.  Her nominator stated "Joyce was instrumental in student health service's response to the public health response needed when a student on campus was diagnosed with meningococcemia. Her organization and leadership have shined many times before when there is an infectious disease crisis on campus. She plays an integral role to the response health services and the university have to these crises. She is a tireless advocate for students."


Oct 23, 18
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