Two people in the Department of Entomology received early Christmas gifts in December as the department announced its annual awards during the last week in December.
Senior Administrative Coordinator Teresa Gold received the Department of Entomology Staff Meritorious Service Award during a special staff meeting on December 21. Gold has been working with the Department for 17 years as an administrative assistant to the Department Head.
As assistant to the department head, Gold works with the Department Head by providing long-range planning and scheduling of activities and events, coordinating logistical and administrative support for meetings, events, and department functions. She also is responsible for providing the department head important information for decision making.
“As department head I’d simply not be able to function if Teresa didn’t organize my calendar, keep me abreast of tasks or reports that are due and the million deadlines that I must simply respond to,” Ragsdale said. “This is one of her responsibilities, but she goes far beyond what is necessary and executes it flawlessly.”
The Department also recognized Alice Ramsey Jeanes earlier this month with the Lifetime Achievement Recognition award during its annual Holiday in the Heep celebration on December 14. Jeanes was awarded for serving 25 years as an administrative assistant.
Jeanes began her career in 1972 as a clerk typist II in the Entomology Research Laboratory for Drs. Tom Payne, Winfield Sterling, Bill Plapp, Brad Vinson, and Larry Keeley. She worked with 20+ faculty members over her 25 years from Drs. Adkisson and Maxwell as an assistant and secretary to the Dept. Head to graduate students affiliated with several busy labs.
Her outstanding service was recognized when Jeanes was nominated for the 1996 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence Program and in 1997 when she received the Department of Entomology’s Staff Meritorious Service Award. She retired on February 28, 1997.