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Classified Employee of the Year

The Classified Employee of the Year is a prestigious award that recognizes classified employees who consistently serve the University of South Carolina Upstate with dedication, integrity, and professionalism. Each year after nominations are received, a committee of faculty and staff select the award recipient. This person is recognized during the May Day Picnic each spring semester. Beginning in 2014, two awards will be presented: The Helen C. “Muffet” Sansbury Administrative Staff Employee of the Year and The Helen C. “Muffet” Sansbury Facilities Staff Employee of the Year. Each winner will receive a $1,000 check from the USC Upstate Foundation.

Past winners of the Classified Employee of the Year Award...

Keith Campbell2017 Keith Campbell
Grounds Maintenance Technician
Facilities Management
Lisa Miller2017 Lisa Miller
Administrative Assistant
Natural Sciences and Engineering
Elizabeth Morales2016 Elizabeth Morales 
Custodial Services Lead Technician
Facilities Management
Sonya Hall2016 Sonya Hall
Business Manager
Housing and Residential Life
Budget Director
Student Affairs
Michael Bublitz2015 Michael Bublitz
Help Desk Coordinator
Information Technology and Services
James Cloud2015 James Cloud
Custodial Services Technician
Facilities Management
Leah Clevenger2014 Leah Clevenger
Assistant Director
Housing and Residential Life
Stephen Howard2014 Stephen Howard
Grounds Maintenance Technician
Facilities Management
Moe Eubanks2013 Moe Eubanks
Facilities Management
Sharon Woods2012 Sharon Woods
Director, Employee Relations
and Equal Opportunity
April Nichols2011 April Nichols
Assistant Director
Financial Aid
Lynne Rogers2010 Lynne Rogers
Administrative Assistant
Fred Scott2009 Fred Scott
Project Manager
Facilities Management
Karen Thomas2008 Karen Thomas
Administrative Assistant
Student and Diversity Affairs
Buddy Nance2007 Buddy Nance
Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Management
Vicky Easler2006 Vicky Easler
Postal Services
carly_schiano2005 Carly Shiano
Student Life
Elaine Guest2004 Elaine Guest
Administrative Coordinator
Academic Affairs
Nancy Callicott2003 Nancy Callicott
Administrative Assistant
Dept. of Fine Arts and Communications Studies
genelle_whisenant22002 Genelle Whisenant
Administrative Assistant
Dept. of Languages Literature and Composition
Renee O'Brien2001 Renee O'Brien
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs


Staff Resources

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Event Calendar
Human Resources
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Staff Council Executive Board
Kirsten White

Past Chair
Ron Patane

Vice Chair
Ellen Towler

Tina Hughes

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