Sharon Booth, Administrative Associate, Housing and Residence Life, 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.
Employed for more than 17 years, she was nominated by John F. Yaun, director of Housing and Residence Life.
Having worked with her for more than three years, Yaun said that through that time he has come to know her as a “talented, intelligent and sensitive individual committed to her responsibilities, her colleagues and peers, and especially the services we provide to students.”
“I have come to see Sharon’s commitment ... to providing student services, customer services, professionalism, and [in] wanting to make a difference in the lives of her colleagues and Marshall University,” he wrote. “She is able to handle a number of complex tasks simultaneously with efficiency and effectiveness. She is a detailed person who completes projects in a professional and timely manner. She is committed to diversity and takes initiative in all areas of her responsibilities, and I have also seen Sharon examine issues from all angles and explore alternatives in a comprehensive manner. She keeps my schedule for me, completes payroll weekly for over 150 employees, assists in department search processes, supervises several staff, and works constantly to improve the services we provide to students, staff, and our peers across campus. She is at work early every day and is always making suggestions for how we as a department can improve.”
In addition, Yaun noted, “Sharon is able to interact with a variety of people in a positive and effective manner. She is hardworking and dedicated to her work, and is someone who takes initiative to make things happen and does not settle for mediocrity in her work in managing our large office nor her role in working towards our strategic plan. She is a very well respected member of the Marshall community and is respected and looked up to by her peers because of her aforementioned qualities and through the commitment she espouses in all aspects of her work with students and staff.”
He said he has high praise for her level of service, initiative, excellence and leadership, and concluded by writing, “I have the highest regard for her work and utmost confidence and belief in her abilities, determination and drive, and leadership as a member of Marshall University and Housing and Residence Life.”
Booth was presented with a plaque and a check for $100 by President Stephen J.
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