11/3/2009 - Employees recognized for service
By Michael J. Brooks
Judson College held its annual Employee Recognition Convocation on Nov. 3. President David Potts presided and presented gifts to honorees.
'This is always a special time for me," Potts said. "We have 83 full time employees at the college, and all of them demonstrate devotion, service and commitment."
Potts noted that ours is a world with a 24 hours news cycle, and that two themes dominate cable news: conflict and celebrity.
"The news we make here is different," he said. "Here we try to make a difference in the lives of people through Christian higher education."
Potts suggested a good thematic scriptural reference is Ecclesiastes 9:10 which reads, "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might . . . ."
"This has been a difficult financial year for us," Potts noted. "This year may be called 'the great recession' in posterity. But our employees have carried on with the same enthusiasm, service and commitment in a year that we lived with less. Our students have not had any disruption in their education or care."
Five years honorees included Susie Allison, Amber Ellis, Dani Gunter, Tammy Hobson, Betty Ann Middlebrooks, Brett Stiefel, Latonia Bates and Brian Clements. Ten year honorees included Lesia Hightower, Leigh Hobson, Beth Stoudenmier, John Weber and Ralph Young. Donna Huey was recognized for 15 years, Charlotte Clements and Sandra Fowler for 20 years and Dr. Dan Thornton for 40 years of service.
Following the convocation Potts hosted a luncheon for honorees and their families.
* Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.