Sharon King, administrative assistant in The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was named recipient of the Staff Council Service Award June 4 during the organization’s annual recognition luncheon.
King, a 2003 graduate of the university, began her career at Southern Miss in 2005 as administrative assistant to the development officer for the College of Science and Technology. She joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2007, where her duties include responsibility for tracking budget expenditures, inventory control, and graduate student records, among others.
“I’m thrilled,” King said. “It’s truly an honor to be chosen for this award.”
Dr. Sabine Heinhorst, chair of the department, said King provides exemplary service and is very deserving of the award. “Her work ethic is a model for everyone,” Heinhorst said. “I couldn’t do my job without her.”
Incoming members of the Staff Council were also announced at the luncheon. They include:
*Jean A. Jovonovich: Coastal Sciences – Gulf Coast Research Laboratory
*Kelly Dunn: Photo Services
*Dennis Duplessy - Procurement and Contract Services
*Maria Englert - University Libraries
*Dorothy Mobley - Housing
*Sheri Rawls - Learning Enhancement Center
*Cissy Robertson - iTech Administration
Staff Council was established in 1989 as a means for university personnel to have representation for their interests within the institution. For more information about the organization, visit http://www.usm.edu/staff-council.