Stephanie Hurley, Residence Life Specialist in the Department of Housing and Residence Life, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for October, according to Michelle Brown-Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.
Employed at Marshall for more than two years, she was nominated by John F. Yaun, director of Housing and Residence Life.
In his nomination, he wrote, “She is an extremely valuable part and team member of our department. First, she is responsible for all of the academic initiatives in HRL such as LLCs, FIGs assessment, programming, faculty collaboration, student learning outcomes, supervision, and numerous other activities. She understands the importance of best practices, faculty involvement in students’ lives, and benchmarking against MU peer institutions in order to make our services better for the students we serve.”
Yaun says Hurley exhibits the qualities of a role model for her staff through her commitment to her work, the students and Marshall. “Her work has had numerous positive impacts on the university–increased enrollments, increased staff morale and support, a sense of pride among her staff, and getting more faculty involvement in our FIGs and LLCs. She has a wonderful attitude, always wearing a wonderful smile, and [I] have never heard a negative comment come from her ever!”
Yaun goes on to say that he is very proud of the work and leadership Hurley provides in HRL “She is a dedicated member of my staff who cares deeply about the work she does and the students she serves.” In closing, he writes, he has “…the highest regard for her work and utmost confidence and belief in her abilities in working with students, leadership, determination, and commitment to student learning, development and academic success.”
Hurley was presented with a plaque and a check for $100 by Matt Turner, Chief of Staff.
Photo: Matt Turner (right) presents the Employee of the Month Award to Stephanie Hurley.