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

Candice Rodgers

Candice Rodgers 
Administrative Specialist
College of Education

Candice possesses all of the attributes of an exemplary staff member! Her main focus is always on the students and making sure that they have the best possible experience. She is always willing to go above and beyond for her fellow staff and faculty members. Her dedication and her desire to do her best makes her this month’s Employee of the Month.

 

Honorable Mentions

The employees below were also nominated for the January 2022 award and deserve honorable mention.

  • Austin Gregory – University Advancement

 

Past Recipients

Vivian Gaylord

JANUARY 2021
Vivian Gaylord  

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid 

Dawn Lewis

FEBRUARY 2021
Bubba Davis  

Master Craftsman
Physical Plant

Susan Russo

MARCH 2021
Susan Russo 

Class Schedule and VA Coordinator
Registrar’s Office

Sarah Grant

APRIL 2021
Sarah Grant  

Director of Health Services
Wellness Center

Caroline Jenkins

MAY 2021
Caroline Jenkins  

Access Services Specialist
Jackson Library

Mary Jo Carpenter

JUNE 2021
Mary Jo Carpenter  

Administrative Specialist
William Preston Turner School of Nursing

Karen Hammond

JULY 2021
Karen Hammond  

Administrative Assistant
College of Arts & Humanities

Justin Brewer

AUGUST 2021
Justin Brewer 

Director of Counseling Services
Wellness Center

Kenneth Roach

SEPTEMBER 2021
Kenneth Roach  

Associate Director for Freshman
& Transfer Admissions

Admissions

Demario Watts

OCTOBER 2021
Demario Watts  

Director of Student Life & Orientations
Student Life

LaPorsiha Crawfor

NOVEMBER 2021
LaPorsiha Crawford  

Nurse
Wellness Center

Mary Kate Leggeri

DECEMBER 2021
MaryKate Leggieri  

Associate Registrar
Registrar's Office

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.