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.

Congratulations to Our Employee of the Month

David Branham

David Branham​ 
Trades Specialist
Grounds/Physical Plant

David’s vast knowledge regarding many different aspects of the campus including irrigation, mechanics, and equipment operations makes him invaluable to the Grounds and Physical Plant team. His length of service and his dedication to keeping Lander University a premiere facility is why he is our January employee of the month.



Honorable Mentions

The employees below were also nominated for the January 2020 award and deserve honorable mention.

  • Taylor Johnston – Academic Affairs

  • Heather Pilgrim – Athletics


Past Recipients

Donna Knight

Robbie Martin

Grounds Specialist III
Physical Plant 

Matthew Gilstrap

Matthew Gilstrap​​
Director of Campus Rec & Intramural Sports
Campus Recreation

Melissa Thompson

MARCH 2019
Administrative Assistant to the Provost/VP
Academic Affairs

Keith McCaslan

APRIL 2019
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Information Technology Services

Laura Brown

MAY 2019
Public Information Coordinator
University Relations

Terry Urban

JUNE 2019
Trade Specialist IV
Physical Plant

Elizabeth McCune

JULY 2019
Elizabeth McCune​ 

Administrative Assistant
Facilities Scheduling

Gavin Bethea

Gavin Bethea​ 

Academic Advising Coordinator
Academic Advising

Pam Bartley

Pam Bartley​ 

Administrative Coordinator
Student Affairs

Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore 

IT Technician
Information Technology Service

Dena Gossett

Madena Gossett​ 

University Police

Rebecca Reeder

Rebecca Reeder​ 

Administrative Assistant
Student Affairs

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