Sept. 2, 2003
More than 15 Maryville College employees were recognized during the College's annual Staff Recognition Luncheon. Held Aug. 8 in the dining room of Green Meadow Country Club, the luncheon and ceremony was attended by more than 100 employees and administrators.
Jennifer Hunt, director of Human Resources, read remarks from MC president, Dr. Gerald W. Gibson, who was unable to attend.
" ... I do want to make sure, through Jennifer Hunt, to express my deep and abiding gratitude for the work that you do through the year," Hunt read. "I take pride in the quality and commitment of the Maryville College staff, and am keenly aware that the kind of progress that the College is making traces directly to the kind of work that all of you do every day. Thank you for that."
Following the noon meal, each vice president introduced the new staff members working in his division. Staff Council Chairperson Leigh Sterling introduced those employees starting, completing and serving terms on Staff Council, and she recognized three employees, Andy McCall, Joe Everett and Kay Pritchett, who had been presented awards at Commencement 2003 for outstanding service during the 2002-2003 academic year.
Hunt presented pins, certificates and plaques to those who had reached milestone years of service as of Aug. 31, 2003.
Dean Tennant, Connie Overholt and Keith McBrayer
Receiving the five-year pin were: Heather Crawley, switchboard console operator; Dean Tennant, security officer; Keith McBrayer, security officer; Susan Greene, business office secretary; David Hicks, grounds coordinator; Connie Overholt, administrative assistant for the Humanities; and Burt Rosevear, music resource manager.
Cheryl Frow and Ellen Smyser
Ten-year certificates went to James Finley, boiler operator; Cheryl Frow, executive assistant of Admissions; and Ellen Smyser, financial aid secretary.
Becky Wilson, Jack Abbott, Andy McCall and Donna Holmes
Fifteen-year certificates were presented to Jack Abbott, mechanical trades manager; Andy McCall, physical plant director; Donna Holmes, housekeeper; and Rebecca "Becky" Wilson, director of telephone services.
Vice President and Dean of the College Dr. Robert Naylor was recognized with a 25-year plaque.
Howard Ferguson, who joined the MC staff in the early 1970s and currently works as boiler operator, was presented a cash award for 30 years of faithful service.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.