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Released: 05/13/1998

<p> This year LSUA presented Staff Outstanding Service awards to two individuals. </p><p> Mrs. Susan Eversull, administrative secretary in the Division of Sciences, and Mr. Kevin Sampson, maintenance repairer 1 for Operations and Maintenance, were chosen as this year&acute;s recipients. The awards were presented at a luncheon held Tuesday, May 5, 1998 attended by approximately 100 LSUA faculty and staff. Dr. Cavanaugh presented a plaque and cash award to the recipients. </p><p> As the highest honor given to LSUA staff members, the Staff Outstanding Service Award recognizes and rewards superior work performance and outstanding contributions. There were two categories with a total of 11 nominees. The nominations were judged on the following criteria: loyalty, contributions to employee morale, public relations, contributions towards efficiency of the department, contributions above the job requirement, and public service. </p><p> Mrs. Susan Eversull has been employed at LSUA for 12 and ½ years, serving the majority of that time in the Division of Sciences. During the presentation, excerpts were read from her nomination form. "Susan is always warm and supportive of students. She is loyal, trustworthy, devoted and considerate. Susan is a true team player." "She takes advantage of courses and workshops to learn new skills and then applies this education to improve efficiency," Dr. Fred Beckerdite, head of the division, said. "Often I just notice that certain tasks go more smoothly before I know exactly why." </p><p> Mrs. Eversull lives in Alexandria with her husband, Walter, and son, Alex, who is 8 years old. She is pursuing a baccalaureate in general business administration through the LSU Senior College program at LSUA. She volunteers for The Red Cross and recently became a member of the Louisiana Notary Association. She also participates with her husband at Lions Club activities. </p><p> Kevin Sampson was the recipient from the skilled crafts and service maintenance category. Sampson is from Marksville and has worked at LSUA for 7 ½ years. </p><p> Some remarks read from Sampson&acute;s nomination included "Kevin is a great ambassador for LSUA. Kevin always has a smile...he has a way of making his co-workers feel good about themselves. Kevin works hard, but his attitude is what sets him above all others." </p><p> Sampson and his wife, JoAnn, have two children, Travis,15 and Erica, 10. He participates in Little League softball in Avoyelles parish and is a certified umpire for the adult softball league. </p><p> All of the nominees for the Staff Outstanding Service Award were recognized during the luncheon. The other nominees were Patricia Hoyt, Shelly Kieffer, Clenard Simmons, Lisa Smith, Laurie Tanner, Fred Thomas, Cherry White, April Whittington and Louis Wisniewski. </p><p> "I am proud of all of the nominees," Chancellor Robert Cavanaugh said. "As far as I am concerned, they are all winners." </p><p> The fifth annual Boss of the Year Award sponsored by the LSUA Staff Senate was awarded to Dr. Carol Corbat at the lunchoen. Nominations are open to full-time employees in unclassified supervisory positions. </p><p> Dr. Corbat is the director of institutional effectiveness and institutional research. She has been with the University since August 1991 and also is an associate professor of biology. </p><p> "She gives concise directions, is willing to assist with any task, and relates to people on many different levels," wrote secretary Karen Norman. "Carol epitomizes what I think an ideal boss should be." </p><p> Other nominees for Boss of the Year were Annette Graser, James Reynold, and Cathy Statham. </p>