PSA Presents Outstanding Professional Awards

  • June 7th, 2019

The Professional Staff Assembly has named Greg Gaddis and Whitney Sewell as 2019 Outstanding Professionals.

The award recipients were announced at PSA’s May meeting, with Dr. Robert Hayes, interim associate dean and director of academic outreach for the College of Continuing Studies, as presenter.

Gaddis, a human resources information system administrator for the Office of Information Technology, has worked for more than 17 years providing innovative ideas and creative processes as a member of the business information and technology team. According to his nomination, he not only provides the outline and thought processes necessary for the project but also provides historical information for other processes that may be affected. He goes above and beyond in completing the goals of the project and meets the timeline deliverables.

Sewell, a program manager in the division of Community Affairs, has demonstrated a strong work ethic and has tirelessly fulfilled not only her current role as program manager but other roles as well. According to nomination materials, she never complains and is always willing to go the extra mile no matter what her day looks like.

Greg Gaddis is holding the Outstanding Professional Award surrounded by his wife and others.
Greg Gaddis, second from right, who was unable to attend the awards reception on May 16, was presented with the 2019 Outstanding Professional Award in a surprise ceremony at his office. On hand were, from left, PSA professional development committee co-chairs Stephanie Lowe and Carleen Johnson, Gaddis’ wife Ruth, and PSA president Ben Bickerstaff.
Sewell is holding the Outstanding Professional Award while standing next to her husband and Dr. Robert Hayes.
Whitney Sewell, pictured here with Dr. Robert Hayes, left, and her husband Chris, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Professional Award.

 

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