Alcornites recognized for their years of service at the University

Alcorn State University faculty and staff members who have dedicated years of service to the University were celebrated with a recognition program.

Alcorn’s Division of Finance and Administration in the Department of Human Resources held the 5th Anniversary Recognition Program Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility Gold Room. The Reverend C. Edward Rhodes II, who is the University's director of Student Religious Life, was the motivational speaker for the event.

Rhodes applauded the honorees for their dedication and assured them of their value to the University.

“Your appreciation has gone through the roof,” said Rhodes. “You have value beyond your wildest estimation. You have value that no one else can determine. People may look at you and say that you have a lot of miles on you, but just tell them that that adds to your value.”

Rhodes used an analogy about filling up a car’s gas tank before driving it to encourage the honorees to always stay in high spirits when coming to work at Alcorn.

“Never let it be said of you that you are driving on empty. Just like the automobile, we need to be filled over and over again. Make sure that before you come to Alcorn, make sure that you are filled with a positive attitude.”

Director of the James L. Bolden Campus Union Willie Moses, who was honored for serving 40 years at Alcorn, spoke about interacting with people on campus as the highlight of his long career.

“It’s been an honor to serve this University for so many years,” said Moses. “It’s been a pleasure to work with faculty, staff, students and the community.”

Director of Admissions in the Office of Admissions and Recruiting Katangelia Tenner, who has been employed at Alcorn for 20 years, credits the University for allowing her to be a light in the lives of others.

“Working for Alcorn State University has been rewarding,” said Tenner. “It has allowed me to touch the lives of many. It has given me the opportunity to do what I love, which is helping others.”

Director of Property Management in the Department of Fiscal Affairs Torrey Turner, who’s celebrating his 10th year at Alcorn, said that he appreciates the opportunities that the University has provided for him.

“I’ve enjoyed my time at Alcorn,” said Turner. “This is a great institution that has allowed me to matriculate in my career while being in a great working environment.”

Director of Human Resources Carla Williams ended the ceremony by thanking everyone for their service.

“This program is our opportunity to say thank you,” said Williams. “We want you all to know that you are appreciated. It is important to give people credit while they are here.”

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