FLORENCE---Carlton Sellers of Effingham and Carolyn Austin of Florence have been named outstanding staff employees of the year at Francis Marion University.
The awards were presented July 27 during the staff awards luncheon, which also honored 12 FMU employees for length of state service and five employees who are retiring.
Sellers is supervisor of groundskeeping with the physical plant, and Austin was administrative assistant in the School of Business until her retirement in May.
Sellers has been employed at FMU for 25 years, and Austin had 18 years service at FMU. Both were cited for their dedication to their jobs and for service above and beyond the call of duty.
President Carter presented Sellers and Austin with plaques and $1,000 checks in recognition of winning this annual award for FMU employees.
Six employees were honored for 20 years of service. They were: Richard J. Floyd of Quinby, craftsman supervisor, plumbing; Kathy C. Johnson of Florence, senior administrative associate in community relations; Dorothy E. King of Florence, chief cook in dining services; Nick McKithen of Timmonsville, motor pool supervisor; Ted Nettles of Florence, lead custodian; and Benita Y. Woodbury of Latta, senior administrative assistant in student life.
Employees recognized with 10 years of service were: Murray Hartzler of Florence, director of athletics; Violet L. Lloyd of Florence, lead custodian; H. Elizabeth McLean of Clio, registrar; Benjamin A. Strickland of Nichols, craftsman, electrician; Marcella Y. Turner of Effingham, senior library technical assistant in acquisitions, Rogers Library; and Ann M. Williams of Hemingway, student services counselor in the Registrar’s Office.
Retirement awards were also presented to Austin, Rebecca Lunn of Timmonsville, coordinator of provisional programs, 29 years of state service; Julia Reede of Florence, police corporal, 17 years of service; Pamela Saverance of Timmonsville, administrative associate, School of Business, six years of service; and Janie Mae Sims of Florence, custodian, 16 years of service.