OCTSA Presents Outstanding Staff Awards

  • May 29th, 2019

The Office, Clerical and Technical Staff Assembly has named Susan Noble and Brenda Parsons as 2019 Outstanding Staff.

Headshot of Susan Noble, engineering student services
Susan Noble
Headshot of Brenda Parsons, department of criminal justice
Brenda Parsons

The award recipients were announced at OCTSA’s May meeting, with Lynn Brooks, WVUA 23 news director and anchor, as presenter.

Noble, administrative secretary in the department of engineering student services, was recognized for her generosity and efforts in going far beyond the important administrative aspects of her job to show personal warmth, understanding and concern for staff and students alike. Whether she is making phone calls for anxious students or handling last-minute meeting details, Noble does so with grace and patience, according to the nomination materials.

Parsons, administrative secretary in the department of criminal justice, was nominated in part due to her compassion, humor, efficiency and wide knowledge of what her department and faculty need, according to recommendation letters. In addition to her administrative skill set, Parsons knows how to be diplomatic and forward-thinking, always anticipating what would be best for her department and co-workers.

OCTSA parliamentarian Allyson Holliday (pictured below) received a special award for service and dedication to the organization. A library assistant, she works with rare books and published materials in the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library.

Three women and two men have been elected to lead the Office, Clerical and Technical Staff Assembly.
The Office, Clerical and Technical Staff Assembly functions as an advisory and policy referral organization to the administration and to the staff employees of the University. Officers (left to right) are Angel Narvaez-Lugo, president; Leslie Davis, treasurer; Todd Hester, past president; Allyson Holliday, parliamentarian; and Darlene Smith, secretary.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.