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. Each year after nominations are received, a committee of faculty and staff select the award recipient. This person is recognized during the May Day Picnic each spring semester. Beginning in 2014, two awards will be 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.

Past Recipients

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