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The University of South Alabama employee service recognition program recently nominated exceptional employees for the 2017 Christie Miree USA National Alumni Association Outstanding Employee award.
USA Physicians Group and USA College of Medicine employees were among those honored.
Employees who were nominated are a part of the USA-Team and meet the following criteria: “performs beyond the call of duty to improve service, quality and the image of the university, division or department; exemplifies professionalism and dedication to the excellent service and works as a team player; makes outstanding contributes to the university, division or department by developing a better way to execute the job by saving time, space or money.”
Each member was recognized by USA President Dr. Tony Waldrop and presented a USA-Team certificate.
Charlene Jordan, associate director of health systems grant administration and development at the USA College of Medicine, is one of the Christie Miree award winners and has been working at USA for 27 years. “I am truly humbled and honored that my colleagues went the extra mile to write recommendations on my behalf,” she said.
As research administrator, Jordan helps investigators at USA in all aspects of pre- and post-award grant submissions. “It is exciting to see them succeed in obtaining external funding and very rewarding to know that their research benefits not only our local area, but also has an impact nationwide,” she said.
Rodger Smith, a pedorthist for USA Health, is also one of the Christie Miree Award winners. He has been at USA for 14 years and was pleasantly surprised by his nomination. “I see many people who work very hard and go out of their way for others,” he said. “I am very honored to have been nominated and even more honored to have been selected.”
Smith said working in the orthotics lab is his favorite place to be. “I enjoy using my skills to help people walk better and with less pain,” he said. “I told both of my kids that one of the most important things in life is to pick a career that you love and it will never seem like work. I am fortunate enough to have done just that.”
The Christie Miree Award represents dedicated employees who go above and beyond in the work force. Christie Miree is an alumna of USA and a former member of the board of trustees.
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