Employee of the Month 

The President’s Cabinet, in collaboration with Staff Senate, the Business Office, the Office of Human Resources, and Aramark Food Services is pleased to share with you the Employee of the Month program.  This program is designed to recognize those employees who go above and beyond the call of duty by exhibiting excellence and dedication to one or more of Lander’s Core Values as we strive to become an employer of choice.

Any Lander employee may nominate any full-time staff member by completing the online Nomination Form located on the HR Forms website.  The person completing the form does not have to work in the same department as the staff member being nominated. All nominations will be submitted to the Office of Human Resources for acknowledgement that the employee is in good standing, then forwarded to Staff Senate for discussion and voting. Decisions will be based on which nominee best represents Lander’s Core Values.  

Nominations received by the last Friday of each month will be considered for the following month’s award.



Kim WilsonKim Williams

Kim received two separate nominations for her commitment and dedication to providing the students and staff of Lander University with exceptional health care and a welcoming environment.  In addition to her exemplary nursing skills, she uses compassion and kindness to positively impact the University’s population daily. Her determination to improve the students’ care and find solutions in difficult situations is outstanding.  One nomination states, “Our students’ lives are very deeply enriched by having Kim Williams on our team.”

 The employees below were also nominated for the March award and deserve honorable mention.

  • Greg Allen – LUPD 
  • Jill Franklin – Student Activities
  • Debra Joe Franks – Student Affairs
  • Sydney Crawford Hoyle – Admissions
  • Bonner Hozey – Printing Services
  • Taylor Johnston – Registrar’s Office
  • Anissa Lawrence – Academic Success Center
  • Jalysa O’Conner – Residence Life Administration
  • Kirsten Stewart – Admissions



Donna KnightDonna Knight

Donna was nominated by two co-workers for performing her job duties in an outstanding manner.  She plays a vital role in records management in her current position, just as she did previously in the English Department.  She goes out of her way to successfully execute the functions of her position while striving to provide assistance in a friendly manner to all faculty, staff and students who need help.  “We would not be able to operate as smoothly as we have without Donna.”

The employees below were also nominated for the February award and deserve honorable mention.

  • Erin Garland – Admissions
  • Ben Hawthorne – Printing Office
  • Mike Henderson – ITS
  • Taylor Johnston – Registrar’s Office
  • Robin McMurtury – Registrar’s Office




Nomination Forms are located on the HR Forms site and should be delivered to Human Resources or e-mailed to Angie Allen no later than the last Friday of the month for consideration for the following month’s award.