FLORENCE---Allen Eaddy and Rebecca Culbertson, both of Florence, have been named outstanding staff employees of the year at Francis Marion University.
The awards were presented July 26 during the staff awards luncheon, which also honored FMU employees for length of state service.
Eaddy is a custodian in Leatherman Science Building and Culbertson is coordinator of benefits in human resources. Eaddy has been employed at FMU for 24 years and Culbertson for 13 years. Both were cited for their dedication to their jobs and for service above and beyond the call of duty.
President Fred Carter and Florence Mayor Frank Willis presented Eaddy and Culbertson with plaques and $1,000 checks in recognition of winning this annual award for FMU employees. Willis was guest speaker for the awards presentation.
Eight employees who are retiring from FMU were also recognized. They are Sandra C. Irvin, 30 years; James R. Rinehart, 29 years; Ronald L. Hall, 28 years; Ross A. Fleming, 25 years; T. Graham Edwards, 24 years; Thomas M. Whiteley, 24 years; R. Taylor Scott, 15 years; and Robert N. Sawyer, four years.
Employees cited for 30 years of service are Owen M. Martin, James E. Potterfield, Virginia B. Ridgill and Eleanor K. Rogers.
Recognized for 20 years of service were: T. Lang Beaty, Dorothy M. Davis, Brinda A. Jones, Joseph W. Sallenger, David J. Stroup and Barbara M. Thayer.
Honored for 10 years of service were: Shirley G. Becoate, Sammie Chandler, Richard N. Chapman, Clarence Coleman Jr., Barbara B. Frinks, Brunson Gibbs Jr., Robert E. Jones, James McLeod, R. Michael Parrott, LeRoy Peterson Jr., Robert E. Pugh, Neil F. Riley, Brenda G. Short, Jon W. Tuttle and Lela B. Windham.
Also recognized was custodian Melissa Miller 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.
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