Faculty, Staff Volunteers Recognized For Successful Campaign
Feb. 24, 2012
SHSU Media Contact: Julia May
|The results of this year's Faculty/Staff Annual Fund Campaign were announced at a recognition luncheon recently. Among those on hand to celebrate the campaign's success were (from left): Frank Holmes, vice president of university advancement; Rosanne Keathley, faculty chair; Jim Bexley, general chair; SHSU President Dana Gibson; Sherry Henke, staff chair; Cindy Truax, director of annual giving and campaign coordinator; and Meggan Thompson, assistant director of annual giving. -- Photo by Rhonda Ellisor.|
Volunteers for the Sam Houston Sate University Faculty/Staff Annual Fund Campaign were applauded for their record-breaking efforts during a recognition luncheon held Feb. 9 in the Peabody Library.
During the active phase of the campaign, which ran from mid-October through mid-December, a total of 1,320 donors gave or pledged over $211,000. The dollar amount as of early February was over $231,000.
SHSU President Dana Gibson recognized the campaign volunteers, during which awards were presented to divisions that had 100 percent participation, the one with the highest participation increase, and one award to a volunteer.
Gibson commended the committee for their efforts in maintaining an extremely high giving rate over the past few years.
“The results of your hard work make it easier for me when I talk to the legislature about funding, because I’m able to demonstrate the commitment of our faculty and staff to supporting Sam Houston State University with their own money,” she said.
Jim Bexley, campaign general chairman, announced some of the figures.
“We had five areas reach 100 percent participation in giving and an additional two areas reached over 90 percent participation,” he said.
“We now have approximately 33 percent of the donors on payroll deduction,” he said. “In addition, many people increased their monthly giving. In dollars, it is over $9,100 per month.”
Sherry Henke, campaign staff chair, and Rosanne Keathley, campaign faculty chair, joined Bexley in handing out the awards. Bexley also encouraged contributions from faculty and staff for FY2011-2012 to continue through Aug. 31.
Units with 100 percent participation included Newton Gresham Library, Student Services, the College of Education, College of Criminal Justice and University Advancement.
The unit with the highest participation increase over the previous year, going from 44.6 percent to 80.6 percent participation, was Information Technology Services.
A new award was given this year to honor a committee member. The “Outstanding Volunteer” award was presented to Noelle Thompson of the Physical Plant. Noelle worked with departments within the Physical Plant to increase participation and her efforts paid off. There was an increase from 33% last year to 83% this year within three departments including Custodial Services, Facilities Management and Grounds Maintenance.
A listing of employees who have contributed and details on how to participate is available online.
The College of Business Administration was chaired by Bill Green with members Joe Kavanaugh, Jan Morris, Carol Shaw and Laura Sullivan.
Amanda Burris chaired the College of Criminal Justice committee with members Ann Broussard, Nancy Durham and Kate Fox.
The College of Education committee was chaired by Sherry Hirsh with members Debbie Allen, Susan Hayes, Randi Clower and Matt Wagner.
Julie Schwab chaired the College of Fine Arts & Mass Communication with members David Cole, LeeAn Muns, Katie Stefaniak, Becky Finley, Andy Noble and Nicole Sullivan.
Rosanne Barker, Tracy Bilsing and Lee Miller worked on the committee for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.
The College of Arts and Sciences campaign committee was chaired by Tami Cook with members David Burris, Jessica Gillette, Bill Jasper, John Strait, Hui Fang, Donovan Haines, Bobby Lane and Justin Williams.
The Academic Affairs committee was chaired by Dorothy Roberson with members Cathi Gillette, Carol Simpson and Trina Strange.
Jesse Bernal chaired the committee for Enrollment Management with members Patsy Collins, Lindsay Moore and Katy Pelton.
The Finance & Operations committee was co-chaired by Noelle Thompson and Aaron LeMay with members Heather Bagby, Cynthia Bennett, Bob Chapa, Ivanette Lofton, Kevin Morris, Lori Proctor and Michele Mitchell Thorn.
Jacob Chandler chaired Information Technology Services committee with members Stephanie Brim and Norma Vazquez.
Marsha Dickens and Cheryl Spencer were on the committee for the Newton Gresham Library.
The President's Office committee was co-chaired by Kathy Gilcrease and Jason Chandler.
Leah Mulligan chaired the Student Services committee with members Cindy Allbright and Donna Artho.
|Student Services had 100 percent participation. From left, Jim Bexley, Frank Parker, Cindy Allbright, Donna Artho and Leah Mulligan.|
|The College of Education had 100 percent participation. From left, Susan Hayes, Jim Bexley, Sherry Hirsch, Genevieve Brown and Rosanne Keathley.|
|University Advancement had 100 percent participation. From left, Frank Holmes, Jim Bexley, Cindy Truax and Meggan Thompson.|
|Information Technology Services had the highest participation increase. From left, Mark Adams, Jim Bexley, Norma Vazquez and Jacob Chandler.|
|An Outstanding Volunteer Award went to Noelle Thompson of the Physical Plant, who is pictured with Jim Bexley and Al Hooten.|
|The Newton Gresham Library had 100 percent participation. From left, Cheryl Spencer, Ann Holder and Marsha Dickens.|
|The College of Criminal Justice reached 100 percent participation for the first time. From left, Amanda Burris, Kate Fox, Nancy Durhan, Ann Broussard, Doug Dretke and Vincent Webb.|
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