Tamra Jones, administrative secretary senior for the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development/Leadership Studies, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for July, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.
She was nominated by Dr. Michael Cunningham, program director of Leadership Studies, Dr. Teresa Eagle, dean of the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development, and faculty members Dr. Dennis Anderson, Dr. Michael Galbraith, Dr. Mary Harris-John, Dr. Cynthia Kolsun, Dr. Bobbi Nicholson, and Dr. Louis Watts.
Collectively they wrote, “Employed by the GSEPD in 2009, Tamra 'Tammy' Jones has in those two years had a noticeable and remarkably positive impact on the Leadership Studies program. She is a team player who not only contributes through the efficient execution of her assigned duties but through creative and insightful ideas designed to smooth the workflow, expand information systems to enhance data collection, and ultimately improve the program’s service to students.”
The nominators praised her organizational skills, which enable her to accomplish tasks in a timely and professional manner, as well as her creativity. As she takes on tasks, “Tammy not only keeps track and shares all the information being gathered, she often develops ideas that will make the process more efficient. She makes it a point to learn and understand the task so she can assure that each element is being completed and will contribute to the whole in a logical fashion.”
In addition, they note, “Tammy is exceptionally well-organized, communicates effectively, recognizes potential problems before they arise, and works well under pressure. She has developed an outstanding knowledge of MU systems that allows her to support the faculty in complying with institutional obligations by providing timely and accurate information and assisting with their submissions. An exemplary employee, she works hard on students’ behalf, not only going the extra mile but doing so in a cheerful manner. She is an essential member of the Leadership Studies team and her contributions are recognized and highly valued by all of the faculty members in the program.”
Jones was presented with a plaque and a check for $100 by Chief of Staff Matt Turner.
Photo: Tammy Jones (center) receives her Employee of the Month award from Dr. Teresa Eagle, dean of the Graduate School of Education and Professional Development (left), and Matt Turner, chief of staff.
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