Shorter University employee Bob Bagley named staff member of the year
May 11, 2011 -
Shorter University facilities management employee Bob Bagley was named Staff Member of the Year at the university’s annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Dinner.
The award, based on nominations from staff and faculty, is given to employees who have displayed helpfulness and encouragement to students, loyalty to the university, and effectiveness in the fulfillment of job responsibilities and cooperation in relationships with fellow employees.
Bob Bagley accepts his award from President Dr. Harold Newman.
“There are many unsung heroes on campus who quietly do their jobs without the need for recognition,” said Shorter University’s Vice President of Finance and CFO Stephanie Owens. “They just do a remarkable job and make Shorter University the place we all love. Our very own ‘good’ Bob Bagley is one of those. He is an excellent employee and has contributed greatly to Shorter University.”
Bagley has been an employee of Shorter for two years.
Shorter University President Dr. Harold E. Newman, who will retire from his presidency on June 1, was honored at the dinner by members of the faculty and staff. Dr. Newman’s wife, Brenda, was also recognized for her retirement from Shorter, which includes 22 years of service, as was faculty member Dr. Martine Cremers-Pearson with 23 years of service.
Employees who have reached years of service milestones were recognized at the dinner as well. Danny Davis and Jennifer Davis were recognized for 35 years of service, and Marcia Slade was recognized for 25 years of service. Jeff Agan and John Rivest were honored for 20 years of service and Matt Larry and Brian Taylor were recognized for 15 years of service. Those recognized for 10 years of service included Carol Bynum, David Fillingim, James Hall, Barbara Cothran and Kenneth McClure.
Those recognized for five years of service included Tracy Batchelor, Scott Byrd, Teresa Cushing, Dawn Garrett, Stephanie Graves, Eric Hall, Andy Henderson, Melissa Hickman, Alan Hix, Matthew Hoch, Sandra Leslie, Sabrena Parton, Richard Pirkle, Wayne Sanders, Joshua Severns, Jay Stephenson, Wanda Taylor, Dennis Waddell and Susan Zeird.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.