Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Dec 06 2009

CONTACT: Greg Quick


Concord University
Interim Vice President for Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
Office: (304) 384-5318 - advancement@concord.edu

Parsons Named Concord University Star Student Employee of the Month

ATHENS - Jennifer Parsons of Peytona was named Concord University STAR Student Employee of the Month for October 2009. She is the first student selected for the honor which recognizes exemplary student employees and is sponsored by Concord’s Office of Advancement/Career Services.

Parsons, a junior at Concord majoring in Education, works in the Division of Natural Sciences office. She is the daughter of Joseph and Patricia Parsons.

Parsons was nominated by her supervisor, Janet Heaton, Concord administrative secretary senior for the Division of Natural Sciences. In her nomination letter, Heaton shared that Parsons is dependable, conscientious, focused on task, and is a quick learner who takes initiative and is willing to go beyond what is expected. She has worked in the Division of Natural Sciences for three semesters. In addition to her job in the Natural Sciences office, Parsons has observation hours at area schools and a job off campus.

Concord University President Gregory F. Aloia and Tammy Monk, director of Advancement/Career Services, presented a plaque to Parsons in a surprise ceremony in the Natural Sciences office on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.

“We are proud of you…you are setting an example for other student workers,” Aloia said. “The things you do, people really, really appreciate.”
“I just think it’s a big honor. It’s wonderful that somebody thought of me the way Janet thinks of me. This is an awesome, awesome, present,” Parsons said.
“I feel privileged that I have someone like Jennifer to nominate,” Heaton said. “She deserves it.”

Twenty-one Concord students were nominated for the first STAR Student Employee of the Month award. Each received a certificate. In the spring the STAR Student Employee of the Year will be selected from the monthly honorees. This individual will receive a plaque and a savings bond.

In addition to Parsons, the other nominees are: Greg Weaver, Financial Aid Office, nominated by Sherry Brogan; Kimberly Harman, Registrars Office, nominated by Carolyn Cox; Rebecca Easton, CAT, nominated by Katherine Shook; Takeshi Yamamoto, CAT, nominated by Steven Meadows; Shannon Rhodes, Career Services/Advancement, nominated by Tammy Monk; Vanessa Keaton, Maintenance, nominated by Loran Morgan; Honei Long, Athletic Training Program, nominated by Dr. Joe Beckett; Keith Morrisroe, Athletics, nominated by Coach Sabrina McCullough; Emily Wilson, Education Department, nominated by Patty Harris; David Burnside, CAT, nominated by William Bailey; Kayla Lockhart, Student Center, nominated by Sherrie McMillan and Lynnis Hill; Lauren Phillips, Student Center, nominated by Sherrie McMillan and Lynnis Hill; Christine Fernandes, Student Center, nominated by Sherrie McMillan and Lynnis Hill; Eric Cox, Game Room, nominated by Bill Fraley; Casey Stanley, Fitness Center, nominated by Bill Fraley; Sarah Halton, Art Department, nominated by Dr. Lauri Reidmiller; Brandon Brewster, Mail Room, nominated by Deb Griffith; Holly Wilson, CAT, nominated by Robin Clevers; Natasha Cline, Student Support Services, nominated by Derrick Scott; and, Svilen Trifonov, Admissions Office, nominated by Christi Lamb.

Exemplary student…
Jennifer Parsons, right, is named the Concord University STAR Student Employee of the Month for October 2009. She is joined by Concord University President Gregory F. Aloia and her supervisor, Janet Heaton, Concord administrative secretary senior for the Division of Natural Sciences.

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