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Lander honors top staff at awards breakfast

April 01, 2011

Staff Excellence Award Winners

Lander University President Dr. Daniel Ball, center, congratulates the recipients of the university's 11th annual staff excellence awards: Jeff Beaver, left, Lander physical plant director; and Tom Covar, Lander’s budget director and controller. The awards are presented annually to staff members who show outstanding dedication to their work and exemplify the family spirit at Lander, and recipients are selected based on nominations by fellow colleagues. Beaver has been with Lander for seven years. Nominators described him by saying, “Jeff has a high moral character … he has mutual respect for his job, his co-workers and for himself … watching Lander grow and improve is a source of pride for him.” Covar has seven and a half years of service with Lander. According to his nominators, Covar “not only pays attention to detail, but memorizes them all … his patience exceeds all professional guidelines.”