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2021 Staff Salutes


January

Larry Hignite
"Larry responds promptly to our calls about wasps and other insects. He is always concerned for our health and safety when he treats our offices. We greatly appreciate his work.” 


February

Scott McGlone
“Scott is always willing to help even when it isn't part of his job. He goes above and beyond to help everyone. So thankful we have him at MSU! “


March

Patty White
 “Patty is a business Cashier in the Office of A & FS. During the pandemic she has done an exceptional job keeping our office going and ensuring deposits are completed timely as well as many other things. It has been challenging during this time for everyone and she really jumped in to assist with other processes with a great attitude and provides great customer service to our students and staff always. Her dedication to MSU is that to be commended. “
Sandra Hunter
“Sandy is a business Cashier in the Office of A & FS. During the pandemic she has done an exceptional job keeping our office going and ensuring deposits are completed timely while also assisting the Provost Office. It has been challenging during this time for everyone and she is always there and doing anything asked of her. She provides great customer service to our students and staff. Her dedication to MSU is that to be commended.”
Tim Sloan
 “On Tuesday, Feb. 23, a virus attached to my computer at the end of the workday. Tim was contacted and eliminated the virus, so I could get online with multiple student groups through WebEx for hours that night. Because Tim was willing to go beyond the normal work time to help me, I was able to work into the night (continuing to teach and advise groups). His efforts for going above and beyond in a time of need on the part of someone else was greatly appreciated.”- Submitted-3/9/2021 Debbie Cooper “Debbie is a wonderful asset to the Facilities department. She always goes above and beyond of all the Facilities employees. Always making sure information is shared and communicated across the department in a timely manner.”
Shannon Colvin
 “Shannon will be retiring in May 2021. She has been an asset to Morehead State University for over 30 years. She has always cared about students and has worked tirelessly to help them be successful. She will be greatly missed.”
Eric McCarty, Tony Glover, and Jason Stepp
“I am wanting to nominate Eric McCarty, Tony Glover, and Jason Stepp for a staff salute. These three dedicated individuals are responsible for MSU’s ability to livestream/WebEx from classrooms on campus. They are the ones who installed and now maintain all equipment such as mics, cameras, and software in over 100 classrooms that enable our faculty to live broadcast their classes.”


April

No Staff Salutes


May

No Staff Salutes


June

Xavier Scott
“Xavier really did a wonderful job with his work on the Staff Regent election. As a committee member who was placed in a leadership role, he really worked to conduct a regent forum and election. These events simply do not happen, it takes lots of work behind the scenes. Xavier stepped up and did a wonderful job with his team.”
Helisha Tuerk
“Helisha really did a wonderful job with her work on the Staff Regent election. As a committee member who was placed in a leadership role, she really worked to conduct a regent forum and election. These events simply do not happen, it takes lots of work behind the scenes. Helisha stepped up and did a wonderful job with her team.”
Mary Fister Tucker
“Through VP Fister Tucker's work, additional outdoor seating has been obtained toallow employees to spend time outside and enjoy our campus for breaks or lunch. These areas will be used by students as well. Her commitment to shared governance and ability to partner with Staff Congress is appreciated.” 
Lora Pace
“Lora's timeless work with FYS as well as SOAR has allowed our service to incoming students to be recognized and appreciated by parents across the region. Her mentoring of student employees is key to on campus leadership development as well.”
Rita Watkins
“Rita Watkins works so hard for the Camden-Carroll Library that she deserves a Staff Congress Staff Salute. She has been doing the workload that previously was done by three, and sometimes 4 people. She does ordering, renews subscriptions, contacts vendors, receives materials, and effectively single-handedly oversees all library acquisitions. On top of all that, she always has a great attitude. Rita truly goes above and beyond to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.”
Shanna Savard Hogge
“Shana is a true leader & incredible advocate for staff. She inspires others & has long advocated for things like process efficiencies & picnic tables, and other initiatives like supervisor evals. She’s strengthened shared governance by growing the relationship between Staff & Faculty. She works tirelessly to make MSU better. While none of these initiatives can be accomplished by one person, Shana helps move them forward by being a strong voice & inspiring others to work toward a shared vision.”