FLORENCE---Flora James and Rannie Gamble, both of Florence, have been named the outstanding staff employees of the year at Francis Marion University.
The awards were presented July 7 during the staff awards luncheon which also honored FMU employees for length of state service.
James is catering supervisor in the university’s dining service, while Gamble is senior administrative associate in the provost’s office. James has been employed at FMU for 27 years, and Gamble for 17 years. Both were cited for their dedication to their jobs and for service above and beyond the call of duty.
President Fred Carter and retired State Comptroller General Earle E. Morris Jr. presented James and Gamble with plaques and $1,000 checks in recognition of winning this annual award for FMU employees. Morris was guest speaker at the awards presentation.
Three employees who’re retiring from FMU were also recognized. They are Elizabeth G. Pittman of purchasing, 23 years; Johnnie Frinks of office services, 23 years; and Marvin McCray of custodial services, 12 years.
Employees cited for 30 years of service to FMU are Alice C. Baker, director of human resources, and Casey Frederick, senior vice president for administration and finance.
Recognized for 20 years of service were: Sheron G. Jacobs of information resource management; Howard G. Lundy, university auditor; Janet S. McLeod of Rogers Library; Carlton Sellers of grounds maintenance; and Cleybianne C. White of Rogers Library.
Honored for 10 years of service were: Bonnie B. Barr, custodial services; Elenor C. Boardwine, custodial services; Shala F. Boston, registrar’s office; H. Scott Brown, financial assistance office; Catherine W. Davis, computer center; Wanda G. Lane, computer center; Thomas W. Lewis, building maintenance; Teresa McDuffie, computer center; Elizabeth R. McKenzie, finance and administrative services; David B. Richardson, building maintenance; Randolph A. Scott, grounds maintenance; David Short, dining services; and H. Richard Thomas, public safety.
Also recognized was groundskeeper Timothy P. Holloway for completing the Quality University Employee Skills Training (QUEST) program by taking classes at Poynor Adult Education Center. This program is designed to assist employees in continuing their education.