Joe Wortham, business and facilities assistant in athletics, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for June, according to Michelle Brown Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.
Employed since January 1971, he was nominated by Catherine Donchatz, Ruth Patton, and David Steele.
In her nomination Donchatz wrote, “It is a pleasure to work with Joe. He is dependable and consistent. If there is an opportunity or need to go the extra mile, Joe will be right there doing all he can to complete a task or offer to help. Along with his excellent work ethic, Joe has a pleasant disposition and a positive attitude that combine to make him an exemplary coworker.”
Patton commented, “You can always depend on Joe Wortham. When you ask Joe for help, he goes above and beyond anything you need. He has the best attitude, and is appreciated by everyone in the Athletic Department and by many, many other people on campus. He is completely devoted to Marshall University.”
Steele noted, “Joe Wortham is the most dedicated employee I have known at Marshall. He is always willing to help on any project. He has served Marshall in many areas. You can always count on Joe Wortham.”
He was presented with a plaque and a check for $100 by President Stephen J. Kopp.
Photo: Joe Wortham, left, receives his Employee of the Month award from President Stephen J. Kopp.