Employee of the Year

The Classified Employee of the Year is a prestigious award that recognizes classified employees who consistently serve the University of South Carolina Upstate with dedication, integrity, and professionalism. The employee must have been working at USC Upstate for three years as of January 1st of that nomination year. Each year after nominations are received, a committee of an Administration member, Faculty member, Staff Senate members, and SGA select the award recipients. These people are recognized during the May Day Picnic each spring semester. All nominees are recognized at the picnic and are given a certificate. The awards started in 2001. Beginning in 2014, two awards are presented: The Helen C. “Muffet” Sansbury Administrative Staff Employee of the Year and The Helen C. “Muffet” Sansbury Facilities Staff Employee of the Year. Each winner will receive a $1,000 check from the USC Upstate Foundation and their names are placed on a plaque that is located in the Administration Building.

Past Recipients

2021 Vickie Smith
Building and Grounds Specialist
Facilities Management

2021 Alyssa Dickerson
Administrative Coordinator
School of Education, Human Performance, and Health

2019 Bonnie Dillon
Custodial Services
Facilities Management

2019 Beth Amoroso
Administrative Assistant
Counseling Services

2018 Debra Godfrey
Custodial Services
Facilities Management

2018 Glynda Miller
Office Manager
Department of Public Safety

2017 Keith Campbell
Groundskeeper
Facilities Management

2017 Lisa Miller
Administrative Assistant
Natural Sciences and Engineering

2016 Elizabeth Morales
Custodial Services Lead Technician
Facilities Management

2016 Sonya Hall
Business Manager
Housing and Residential Life
Budget Director
Student Affairs

2015 Michael Bublitz
Help Desk Coordinator
Information Technology and Services

2015 James Cloud
Custodial Services Technician
Facilities Management

2014 Leah Clevenger
Assistant Director
Housing and Residential Life

2014 Stephen Howard
Grounds Maintenance Technician
Facilities Management

2013 Moe Eubanks
Carpenter
Facilities Management

2012 Sharon Woods
Director, Employee Relations
and Equal Opportunity

2011 April Nichols
Assistant Director
Financial Aid

2010 Lynne Rogers
Administrative Assistant
Psychology

2009 Fred Scott
Project Manager
Facilities Management

2008 Karen Thomas
Administrative Assistant
Student and Diversity Affairs

2007 Buddy Nance
Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Management

2006 Vicky Easler
Director
Postal Services

2005 Carly Shiano
Student Life

2004 Elaine Guest
Administrative Coordinator
Academic Affairs

2003 Nancy Callicott
Administrative Assistant
Dept. of Fine Arts and Communications Studies

2002 Genelle Whisenant
Administrative Assistant
Dept. of Languages Literature and Composition

2001 Renee O'Brien
Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs