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The University of Mississippi

Staff Appreciation Week: May 31 – June 3, 2022

Each year, the university celebrates staff members and recognizes their contributions to the community during Staff Appreciation Week. Throughout the week, events and activities are planned for staff members to thank them for their dedication to advancing the university’s mission. We invite our hard-working staff members to participate in Staff Appreciation Week 2022. Be sure to print your ticket (PDF) for the staff luncheon to be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Circle, Friday, June 3rd.

We honored and recognized staff members who celebrated milestone years of service, our team service award winners, Equal Opportunity category winners, and the overall staff member of the year, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center.

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Tues: 9:30am – 10am @ Ford Center

Tues: 12pm – 1pm @ JC Ballroom

Wed: 9am – 10am @ Paris – Yates Chapel

Thurs: 3pm – 4pm @ Turner Center Lobby

Fri: 9:30am – 11am @ Lyceum/Circle


Tuesday, May 31

10-11 a.m.Staff Awards CeremonyFord Center
12-1 p.m.Line Dancing 101 w/Rod Wilson of Facilities MgmtJC Ballroom
12-1 p.m.Bike the Rail Trails w/Ole Miss Outdoors*SCRC
2-3 p.m.Appreciation at WorkGarland 102
3-4 p.m.Snack Break-Sweet Treats at Rebel MarketRebel Market

Wednesday, June 1

9-10a.m.Music and Meditation Paris-Yates Chapel
11a.m-3p.m.Blood Drive-Blood BusGrove Circle
Noon-1p.m.Bike the Rail Trails w/Ole Miss OutdoorsSCRC
Noon-1 p.m.Studio Whimzy PaintingJohnson Commons Ballroom
2-3p.m.Stretch & Flex Garland 102

Thursday, June 2

9 a.m.-10 a.m. p.m.BingoJohnson Commons Ballroom
11 a.m.-3 p.m.Blood Drive- Blood BusGrove Circle
11 a.m. -12 p.m.Hands-On Cooking Class*SCRC Demo Kitchen
Noon-1 p.m.Studio Whimzy Painting* Johnson Commons Ballroom
5-7 p.m.Family Pool NightTurner Center

Friday, June 3

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Staff Appreciation LunchThe Circle
12:30-2 p.m.Plant SwapChapel/Library Courtyard
1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.Table Tennis TournamentFacilities Management Breakroom
1-3:30 p.m.CornholeFacilities Management Break Area
1-3:30 p.m.PickleballTurner Center Court 1
2-3:30 p.m.BingoJohnson Commons Ballroom

Event Descriptions

*Staff Awards Ceremony

Please join us in recognizing employees who have served the university from 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 years up to 53 years. 20, 25 and 30 year plus will receive a token of our appreciation as well as a lapel pin and certificate. Those 31-53 years of service will be asked to sit on stage for the ceremony. The university will also recognize outstanding staff members. Please join the Staff Council as we honor our employees at the Gertrude C. Ford Center.

Ice Cream & Sweets

Meet our newest Vice Chancellor: a Wheeler MS native and Ole Miss alum Mr. Steven Holley, VC for Administration & Finance and enjoy soft serve ice cream & warm cookies!  Rebel Market

Ole Miss Creative Painting

Studio Whimzy will instruct the painting of something Ole Miss & you get to take it home or put it in your office! No art experience or skill required. Space is limited. Johnson Commons Ballroom

Music & Meditation

Join us for inspirational messages and music from some of our most talented staff members & music favorites. Paris-Yates Chapel

Blood Drive

A Day for Giving Life: Mississippi Blood  Services will be parked at the Circle.

Bike & Explore The South Campus Rail Trail

Join Ole Miss Outdoors on a bike ride through the rail trails.  Sign up by emailing or calling 915-6735 to reserve your bike. Limit 9 per session. South Campus Recreation Center.


Bingo time again! 2 opportunities this year, lead by Staff Council’s own Aretha Nabors! (Space is limited so be sure to come early for a spot). Johnson Commons Ballroom

Line Dancing 101 w/Rod Wilson

Join Facilities Management’s own Mr. Rod Wilson, aka DJ Smack, for instructional line dancing at the Johnson Commons Ballroom. 

Family Pool Night

Bring the family for a dip in the Turner Center pool on Thursday evening! Extra lifeguards will be on staff and the water obstacle course will be set up! Please enter through the rear doors of the Turner Center.

Staff Picnic Lunch

Join Staff Council for lunch in the Circle. We will be doing a “cook out” theme with various menu options. .  Bring your ticket for your free t-shirt and lunch.

Table Tennis Tournament

It’s GAME time! Come to the facilities management break room and participate in the 2nd annual table tennis tournament!  Sign up on site at 12:30pm and tourney begins at 1:00 pm!


Grab a partner and play cornhole in the Facilities Management Breakroom The boards will be set up for open play.


The Turner Center will have 1 court of Pickleball ready to go!  12:30-1:15p will be open play & practice and 1:15-2:30 will be a tournament format.

Plant Swap

Bring a plant or two or some seeds and swap them with your friends. A limited number will be supplied by Staff Council. This year, Ann O’Dell & other Master Gardeners will be around for any questions & assistance. Chapel/Library Courtyard

Appreciation at Work

Originally based on the popular book The 5 Love Languages, these concepts have been adapted to the work setting. This workshop will help you learn to better communicate authentic appreciation to others in the workplace. 2:00 – 3:00, Garland 102.

Hand-On Cooking Class

Mariana, RebelWell’s Registered Dietitian, leads this hand-on cooking class which will guide participants through preparing a healthy meal. (Limited to 24 participants). Registration is required at: Quintin and Ginger Whitwell Family Wellness Classroom and Demonstration Kitchen in the South Campus Recreation Center

Stretch and Flex Breaks

An opportunity for employees to engage in some light stretching exercises focusing both on upper body and hands/wrists. Since these breaks are meant to be informal, no specialized
training is needed. Come stretch and learn more about how to bring these breaks to your workspace! Registration is encouraged at: Garland 102


All Staff and faculty may use the Campus Recreation facilities (Turner Center and South Campus Recreation Center) this week. Staff and faculty will be required to show their University of Mississippi ID at the access control stations in order to enter the facilities. A release form will need to be signed by those who are not current facility members. Please review this link for facility usage policies:

Years of Service

Five Years

Award YearsName
5John Christopher Adrian
5Elisabeth Patton Alexander
5Gregory Kent Allen
5Callie Welch everett Anglin
5Seth Alan Austin
5Ashley Smith Baker
5Suresh Bandari
5James Michael Barbee
5Tami Juanita Barger
5Vickie Jeannette Barksdale
5William Thomas Barry JR
5Elizabeth Aldridge Beard
5Marsha Anne Beasley
5Matthew Thomas Becker
5James Corey Blount
5Julie Lynn Bogue
5Cecilia Elena Botero
5Elise Dauzat Brown
5Drenett A Burchfield
5Anna Katherine Busby
5Paul Joseph Caffera
5Cody Howell Cobb
5Stella G Connell
5Phyllis Ann Cooney
5John Howard Cooper
5Lindsey Nell Cooper
5Sophie Anne Coy
5Michael J Crow
5Flavia Decarlo
5Bobby Joe Dooley
5Sydney Cristabel slotkin Dupri
5Nathan Bailey Dye
5Robyn Ann Dye
5Adrienne V Edney
5Cindy L Fields
5James Roland Flanders
5Kathryn Barnett Forster
5Leslie K Foust
5Katie Lauren Franklin
5Jeffery Thomas Frederick
5Angela Elaine Galloway
5Janine Marie Gray
5Shelby-rae Cole Hamel
5Stacy Wamble Hargett
5Patricia Annette Harmon
5Katie Dunnagan Harrison
5Kerri A Harrison
5Gary Michael Hash
5Chadwick Mark Hathcock
5Anna Lauren Heavener
5Marlene P Henderson
5Paul Henderson
5Armintie Price Herrington
5Richard Travis Hickman
5Nikki A Hunt
5Kelli Elaine Hutchens
5Donald Drummond Jones JR
5Loretta Joyce Jones
5Tasha Lasha Jones
5Sriram Kanakamedala
5Kevin Erlander Kee
5Franklin Benard Kemp
5Laura N Kessinger
5Tessa Ann Kilpatrick
5Chasity Nicole Kim
5Andrew Benson King
5Amanda Marie Klenke
5William Burdette Kneip
5David Alan Lang
5Steven Brock Langham
5William Sammy Lanier
5Cassandra Ann Latimer
5Jack Cooper Lawton
5Melissa A Leach
5Allison Lester
5Sandra Kay Levick
5Christopher M Little
5Sloan Strange Little
5Michael Ray Littrell
5Foster Lawrence Logan
5Kimberly A MacIntosh
5Jordan Keeley dillon Maginnis
5Samuel Robert kelly Manning
5Jessica Posey Marshall
5Elizabeth Tettleton Mason
5Tanjanikia McKinney
5Adreanna Hope McKnight
5Danielle L Meyer
5Harry C Meyer
5Katie Elizabeth Mink
5Miguel Moreno torres
5Michael Edward Mullins
5Tracy Earl Murry
5Barbara Karen Neyses
5Pamela Demetra Norwood
5Lakyrea Janae Owens
5Erin Elizabeth Parker
5Geary Jamaal Pegues
5Marina Calloway Phelps
5Gena Rae Puckett
5Catherine Marie Robinson
5Christie Currie Rogers
5Jonathon Cannon Roy
5Karen Camille Rushing
5Meredith Miller Sessums
5Jeremiah Tristen Sicks
5Tyre Kershon Slack
5Darius Darrell Smith
5Michael Anthony Smith
5Stacey Elizabeth brown Smith
5Denita Joy Sneed
5Earnest Stephens
5Luci Rouse Strickland
5Rhonda Carol Swider
5Amber Jasinee Thomas
5Norman Tillman JR
5Brenteria Travis
5Marygrace Schneider Vasilyev
5Jennifer Lea Vaughn
5Katherine Ann Waldon
5Mary Ann Walsh
5Chelsea Brooke Walters
5Isabella Watt
5Kathleen Webb
Douglas J White
Lavon Doster White JR
Linda Kay Whitten
Charles H Wicker
Suzanne Adinolfi Wilkin
Christopher Lloyd Williams
Sasha Antoinette Williams
Tamika Ann Williams
Kevin D Wilson
Brian W Wiseman
Nadia Renea Wiseman
Leti Teklu Wodajo

Ten Years

Award YearsName
10Stephen Blake Adams
10Linda Diane Arrington
10Barry Denell Barnes
10Elise D Campbell
10Crystal Coleman Chancellor
10Frances E Clarkson
10Andrew Dean Davis
10Nikki Neely Davis
10Anne Leslie Freeman
10Marti Funke
10Bradley T Goodwiller
10Stefanie Goodwiller
10Pamela P Gordon
10Gabriel P Grissett
10Jennifer Dawn Holloway
10Emily Hartwell Howorth
10Mohamed Ali mohamed Ibrahim
10Jamie Scott Irby
10Julie Stephens James
10William Johnson
10Christy Lynn bray Jones
10Rex Allan Jones
10Robert Christan Leblanc
10Emanuel Lowe
10Chandrani Gon Majumdar
10Renetta Mangrum
10Samuel Kyle Matkins
10Jennifer Lea McClure
10Christopher L Melton
10Michael J Misita
10Joanne Smith Mitchell
10Hannah Miller Moseley
10Steven Thomas Mullen
10Josephine Cooke Nicholson
10Mary Jennifer anne Painter
10Angela Lee Palmer
10Jennifer Lynn Parsons
10Iffat Parveen
10Benjamin Pharr
10Latonya Shree Pittman
10Anne Buntin Pringle
10Linda Quarles
10Junaid Ur Rehman
10Hunter Richardson
10Steven Wayne Ridout
10Candace Brown Roberts
10Lisa L Roberts
10Clara Mabus Rock
10Cole R Russell
10Elizabeth Lea Sanders
10Shane M Sanford
10Amy Marie Saxton
10Bradly Hugh Sheeks
10Joy Tatum Shideler
10Jeanette W Stokes
10April Diane Thompson
10Larry D Webb
10Sara M Whitney
10Ryan M Whittington
10Christopher R Westmoreland
10Connie C Whitt
10Mary Beth Whittington
10Edna Fay Williams
10Jin Zhang

Fifteen Years

Award YearsName
15Charles Anthony Bowen
15Terra Hargett Bowling
15Robert L Bradford
15Annie Meaghin Burke
15Shirley Ann Carter
15Freddy Cotto
15Thomas D Dickerson
15Michelle Cole Dickson
15Deborah Lea Dykes
15Tiffany Lynn Gray
15Tobias Leif Hansson
15Jonathan Travis Hitchcock
15Chad M Hunter
15Andrea Maria Jekabsons
15Kelley James Jenkins
15Matthew S Jennings
15Shane Lee Kesler
15Annie Lee
15Erin Mcmahon Levidiotis
15Heather M Lewis
15Candace G Lowstuter
15Katherine Anne Martin
15Anna Thomson McElroy
15Ashley Jones McGee
15Gregory Lee Moore
15Retha M Morgan
15Michael B Moseley
15George Bradley Noel
15Orlando Derek Orange
15Ethan Seabrook Peterson
15Edward Cavett Ratliff IV
15Shirley Ann Russell
15Patrick Scott Rutledge
15Lena Pearl Schnider
15Christopher A Slate
15Tanya Lasandra Smith
15Jennifer Sue Taylor
15Cammi Eileen Thornton
15Susan Carol Tyler
15Catherine D Tyson
15John R Wall
15Ruth Ann Welshans
15Robin T Yekaitis
15Edwin B Smith
15Christopher Thomas Thornton
15Rhonda Dayton Tompkins
15Zachary Glenn Tutor
15Eric Herman Vela
15Laura Rawson Webb
15Michael Anthony Wohlwend

Twenty Years

Award YearsName
20Ameeta K Agarwal
20Toni Denise Avant
20Bharathi Avula
20Pam S Barefield
20Sandra Irene Bentley
20Stephanie Brown
20Xiaobo Chao
20Virginia Rougon Chavis
20Karen Annette Childers
20Amar Gopal Chittiboyina
20Bessie Marie Clayton
20Paul Darden Dakin
20Darian C Dye
20Maria Filippi
20Rama sarma V s Gadepalli
20Candace Kilpatrick Garrett
20Deborah Jean Gochfeld
20Norma Edith Guerra
20Jerry M Hodge
20Gwenerve Lenae Hutchins
20Senora Miller Logan
20John Franklin Morse
20Charles Scott Noss
20Derek W Oglesby
20Norma Jean Petty
20Nirmal D Pugh
20Raymus E Purnell
20Darcy Alicia Rhynes
20Donald Forrest Rogers II
20Valeria Beasley Ross
20Derrick L Southern
20Elizabeth D Stidham
20Lance Davis Sullivan
20Alicia Carol Vanlandeghem
20Benita Shari Whitehorn
20William R Woods

Twenty-Five Years

Award YearsName 
25Pamela S Abbott
25David E Adkisson
25Julia A Aubrey
25James Dennis Bullard
25Randy L Burt
25Tammy L Diggs
25Carol Bennett Forsythe
25William E Herron
25Sam L Johnson
25Shabana I Khan
25Mary W Leach
25Xing Cong Li
25Jody P Lowe
25Mike W McLaurin JR
25Debra Cole Patterson
25Michele Dayton Patton
25Tricia Vanita Pierre
25Johnny L Price
25Stacey A Reycraft
25David A Sanders
25Ethel Young Scurlock
25Leslie A White
25Noel E Wilkin

Thirty Years

Award YearsName
30Stephanie Y Cockrell
30Cynthia Evans
30Mae H Johnson
30Penny D Leeton
30Ramey S Smith
30Karen R Tuttle
30Jacquline A Vinson

Thirty-One Years

Award YearsName
31Thomas R Billings
31Elizabeth A Dorris
31Ginger L Dykes
31Lisa Harrison
31Cynthia J Jeffries
31Joseph M Norman
31Celest T Parker
31Leherman Payton
31Arlin C Ruthven

Thirty-Two Years

Award YearsName
32Donna M McAnllay

Thirty-Three Years

Award YearsNames
33Linda J Bailey
33John C Cavett
33Robert L Frierson III
33Doris E Hodge

Thirty-Four Years

Award YearsName
34Earnie M Harrison

Thirty-Five Years

Award YearsName
35Vicki Lee Wortham

Thirty-Six Years

Award YearsName
36Larry T Agostinelli

Thirty-Eight Years

Award YearsName
38Sharon Denise Knighton

Thirty-Nine Years

Award YearsName
39Jerry F Tuttle

Forty-One Years

Awards YearsNames
41Kay S Tyler

Forty-Three Years

Award YearsName
43Penni Bolton

Fifty-Three Years

Award YearsName
53Katherine M Tidwell

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