Congratulations to Alex Walters, recipient of the 2018 Staff of the Year Award. This award was presented on April 25 during the CON Administrative Professionals Day breakfast hosted by the faculty. Walters moved to Charleston from West Virginia and has been with the College of Nursing since 2015. As an educational technology specialist, he has become an invaluable team member, assisting faculty with online education platforms. While teaching fifth grade in W.V., Walters’ patient demeanor was shaped. Today, his poise and troubleshooting abilities shine through in his interactions with faculty and staff.

A few of the many accolades he received from faculty and staff include: “Alex does more than his job, he excels at facilitating learning and creates an environment that almost always results in success.” “Alex brings novel ideas with a positive attitude.” “Because he is quiet, he sometimes doesn’t get the recognition he deserves, but we couldn’t do [our job] without him!”

Each April we celebrate the accomplishments of all of our staff with an administrative professionals breakfast and announce the award winner. Other staff members nominated include: Tonya Hazelton goes above and beyond the call in her representation and dedication to the CON. / Moby Madisetti is always cheerful, optimistic, and never gets rattled. / Carolyn Page shows love and support to her staff on a daily basis. / Jessica Williams is very patient and always keeps a smile on her face no matter how stressful her job gets. / Jo Smith writes thoughtful pieces’ for Lifelines and I appreciate her willingness to help with issues large and small. / Kathy Williams is always friendly, with a prompt response and happy to help attitude. / Sonya Smalls is a true pleasure to work with. / Toni Fancy-Denton is persistent in troubleshooting and see a problem through to a solution. / Shelly Drake‘s door is always open to discuss student needs and is quick to respond to problems. / Adriana McKenna is a dream to work with. She is dependable, proactive and helpful. / Virginia Vedilago is strongly committed to the college and university’ vision of providing care to diverse individuals.