Inside Clemson

Congratulations to Staff Development Program graduates

Date Published: June 9, 2011

Staff Development Program graduatesCongratulations to the 25 Clemson University staff members who have completed the first year of the university’s Staff Development Program (SDP). The peer-reviewed, performance-based program is designed to create more engaged staff members who have a broader view of the role they play at the university.

The program accepted 25 participants in its first year and all 25 successfully completed the program, which required 150 hours of personal and professional development and university-related service. Four peer review committees, made up of faculty and staff, oversaw the process and helped participants stay on track with their goals.

The staff members who completed the program for the 2010-2011 year are:

  • Rebecca Ackerman, research specialist I for the department of biological sciences;
  • Vivian Ashworth, custodian for university facilities custodial and recycling services;
  • Della Baker, extension associate for Clemson Extension staff development;
  • Carleathea Benson, student services program coordinator I for the School of Computing;
  • Roxanne Bernard, student services manager I for the department of animal and veterinary sciences;
  • Gale Black, administrative assistant for the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering;
  • Claralita “Lita” Davis, library specialist for university libraries;
  • Carol Foster-Mosley, agricultural/animal associate II for the Charles Lee Morgan Poultry Center;
  • Ronald Hall, equipment operator III for university facilities landscape services;
  • William “Hal” Hanvey Jr., agricultural/animal associate II for the Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston;
  • Geraldine Hunter, administrative assistant for CCIT learning technologies;
  • Deborah Jones, grants coordinator II for the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences business center;
  • Winnie “Elaine” Jones, administrative assistant for the department of management;
  • Stanley Justice, lab specialist II for the School of Materials Science and Engineering;
  • Esther Kauffman, accountant/fiscal analyst I for the School of Archtecture;
  • Reba Kay-Purdessy, information resource consultant II for CCIT learning technologies;
  • Linda Kelly, administrative specialist II at the Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia;
  • Sandra McCurry, engineer/associate engineer I for university facilities maintenance services;
  • Fredda Owens, library manger for university libraries;
  • David Sharpe, information resource consultant II for creative services;
  • Teresa Sharpe, administrative assistant for the department of psychology;
  • Wanda Smith, building/grounds supervisor I for university facilities custodial and recycling services;
  • Deborah Whitfield, accountant/fiscal analyst III for the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences business center;
  • Mary Whitner, building/grounds specialist II for university facilities custodial and recycling services;
  • Margaret Williamson, agricultural/animal associate I for the Department of Plant Industry in Pendleton.

The SDP has been approved for a second year, and the steering committee is in the process of selecting the 25 participants for the 2011-2012 year.