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February 2006

Release Date: February 9, 2006

Four ASU Staff Honored with Employee Excellence Awards

Four staff members have been named recipients of Employee Excellence Awards for their job performance at Angelo State University during the 2005 calendar year.

They are Nolen Mears, associate dean for student services, Office of Student Life; Shirley Morton, administrative assistant and coordinator of special activities, Office of Advancement and University Relations; Hal Peter, grounds and custodial supervisor, Facilities Management; and Carey Rodey, customer support specialist, Information Technology.

The Employee Excellence Awards are given each spring semester in recognition of outstanding job performance during the preceding calendar year. The awards recognize non-teaching staff members whose job performance exceeds the customary standards or who exhibit outstanding skills or dedication while performing special projects.

Each of the four recipients received a plaque and $300 honorarium. They were selected from 23 ASU staff members nominated by their fellow employees for outstanding overall job performance or outstanding performance on a special project.

An ASU employee since 1983, Mears was described as a “solid, hard-working and effective employee” who handles multiple responsibilities, including student disciplinary matters and coordination of such varied activities as summer student orientation, Family Day and logistics for campus visits by the Board of Regents for the Texas State University System.

Morton, who has worked at ASU for more than 35 years, was recognized for effective planning and implementation of numerous VIP events on campus as well as for her dedication to the university. She was described as “the consummate jack-of-all-trades when it comes to running an office smoothly and efficiently.”

Peter, an Angelo State employee since 1993, was cited for his supervisory responsibility in overseeing day-to-day management of the grounds maintenance and custodial operations. He was praised for his “willingness to participate in events that will promote ASU to the community and visitors” and for his overall commitment to the university both during and after business hours.

Rodey joined the ASU staff in 2003 to assist with the operation, availability and support of technology services throughout the campus. She was honored for her effectiveness in working with multiple departments with varying technological needs, ranging from website design to technical issues, and for her ability to handle those duties in a friendly and inspiring manner.

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