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Lander honors top staff during annual awards breakfast

March 30, 2010

Staff Excellence Award Recipients

Lander University President Dr. Daniel Ball, center, congratulates the recipients of the university's tenth annual staff excellence awards: Joyce Shelton, left, administrative assistant to the dean of Lander's College of Business and Public Affairs; and Ray Manley, Lander's University Police chief. 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. Shelton has been with Lander for 21 years, serving three deans and countless faculty. One nominator described her by saying, "If she were the Chief of Staff at the White House, there would be a lot less rancor and much more civility in politics, and a lot more would be accomplished while spending a lot less." Chief Manley has 22 years of service as a state employee. According to one nominator, Manley "is always ready to assist, whether it is to unlock a room for a student who lost their keys, or to react to a potentially dangerous situation."