Hillary Brown, Student Support Specialist in the Autism Training Center’s College Program for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome, has been named the Marshall University Employee of the Month for April, according to Michelle Brown-Douglas, chair of the Employee of the Month Committee.
Employed at Marshall for almost two years, she was nominated by Jackie Clark, Rebecca Hansen, Kerrie Harris, and Bianca Hynes.
Clark wrote in her nomination that since her employment Brown has done an outstanding job in her role of Student Support Specialist. “Hillary always goes the ‘extra mile’ and has an extreme work ethic. She has built amazing relationships with students involved in the college program and the staff of the Autism Training Center.”
Hanson noted that “Hillary defines ‘above and beyond.’ She is an employee who cares so much for her students. She is a natural counselor [who] provides academic, social and emotional support to 12 individuals with autism spectrum disorder.”
Harris said, “Hillary is dependable, has a strong work ethic and often is the last one to leave the office. She does a great job managing stress in a highly stressful job and cares so much for the students. Her caring attitude makes her very helpful in assisting us.”
Hynes also has high praise for Brown’s work ethic and her dedication to her job. “In my short time here, Hillary has acted as a mentor to me in my similar role of Student Support Specialist. She goes above and beyond to help co-workers and students….her personality brings positivity to the workplace!”
Brown was presented with a plaque and a check for $100 by President Stephen J. Kopp.
Photo: Hillary Brown (left) receives her Employee of the Month plaque from President Kopp.