Joe Wortham, Assistant for Business and Facilities, Athletics, has been named the 2013 Marshall University Employee of the Year. The announcement was made by President Stephen J. Kopp at the annual classified staff Service Awards Luncheon June 26.
Employed since January 1971, Wortham was the Employee of the Month for June and 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 co-worker.”
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 said,, “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.”
Wortham was presented with a plaque and a check for $300 by the president. In addition, he received gift cards from Sodexo Dining Services and the Marshall University Bookstore.