Q4 Employee Recognition Awardees Named
Education and Student Life recognized the fourth quarter service award winners and the employee of the year at the recent all-staff meeting of the division.
As part of the division-wide commitment to MUSC Excellence, Education and Student Life initiated an Employee Recognition Program at the beginning of the 2008-2009 academic year. Staff and employees within the MUSC community have had the opportunity to nominate employees for consideration each quarter. A peer committee has evaluated the accomplishments of the nominees each quarter and also considered a single individual for recognition as Employee of the Year.
In the fourth quarter Kyle Connelly (Educational Technology Services), Alicia Lockard (Student Programs), Dorothea Gadsden (Student Programs), Martha Lipton (MUSC Wellness Center) and Sandra Morris (Enrollment Management) were recognized.
Janis Newton (MUSC Wellness Center) was recognized for her outstanding contribution as the Education and Student Life Employee of the Year.
In addition to recognition by her peers at the quarterly all staff meeting, Janis received a $1,000 check presented by Dr. Darlene Shaw, Associate Provost for Education and Student Life.
Ms. Newton has championed highly effective and financially successful programs in the Wellness Center, including the Healthy Charleston Challenge, Tae-bo and Boot Camp. She has organized events and programs that highlight a variety of sports and exercise interests, including racquetball and squash, triathlon and running. She personally provided nutritional education and inspired healthy eating habits to over 400 children in the low country attending the MUSC Kids Camp this past year. She also is directly involved with the Junior Doctors of Health Program helping to bring fitness awareness to downtown elementary schools. Ms. Newton’s selfless drive to help others and promote physical fitness through the Wellness Center will have a lasting impact on our community!