Brittney Emerson named Employee of the Month


BrittneyEmerson_May2013EOMBrittney  Emerson, Administrative Secretary in the Weisberg Division of Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for May, according to Michelle Brown-Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.

She was nominated by Dr. William E. Pierson, professor of engineering, and Cammy Holley, Administrative Assistant Senior.

In his nomination, Pierson wrote that in the nearly three-and-a-half years Emerson has been with the division she has become an integral part, effectively monitoring the division’s budget. In addition to her usual duties, he says she has assisted in the search and hiring of six tenure-track positions, managed two summer camps, two winter technical conferences, two assessment day activities and two senior recognition ceremonies.  “In some cases, she had to stay later or come in on a weekend to ensure the success of the event … she managed these responsibilities brilliantly and her organization is impeccable.”  Students have been particularly appreciative of her help in a  variety of ways and have found her to be a very friendly and caring person, he said.

Emerson always acts  professionally as  she  assists faculty members with complex international travel, processes paperwork, orders supplies for courses and does a variety of last minute things, he notes, efficiently helping  faculty in dealing with everything from p-card problems to finding them classrooms that better suit their needs.

Although the division split into two divisions earlier this year, but with one budget from the same source, “Brittney serves as division secretary for both divisions.” the nomination concluded. “Once again Brittney is given a very tough task and she has risen to the occasion by skillfully coordinating with both chairpersons and their requests while monitoring the budget closely … Brittney has the work ethic that I often try to infuse on my students when they enter the workforce for the first time.  She is a dedicated and hardworking individual.”

In her nomination Holley wrote, “Brittney Emerson is one of the hardest working and dedicated employees that I have ever worked with. Since her employment … she has been a quick learner and has developed procedures on her own to better organize and maintain the budget she has to work with as well as all other aspects of her job.  She is a pleasure to work with and has a great sense of humor that brightens the office.  Brittney has continually taken on more work duties as the Division of Engineering and Computer Science has grown, without complaining. The division recently split, which created even more duties, but she has maintained an excellent attitude and poise as the transition continues.  Brittney is willing to go the extra mile to be of assistance to everyone in the office.  She is a Marshall alumna and strives to do what’s best for her division, college and the university … Brittney exemplifies the meaning of a great employee.”

She was presented with a plaque and a check for $100 by President Stephen J. Kopp.

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Photo: Brittney Emerson (right) receives her Employee of the Month plaque from President Stephen J. Kopp.