Staff Council Spotlights Employees
The Sam Houston State University's Staff Council's "Spotlight on Staff" award is given monthly to a university employee as a way to learn about other staff members and to recognize and show appreciation for the work he/she does for the university. Staff members are randomly selected by the council's public relations committee and are surprised with a certificate of appreciation and a basket of SHSU items, gift certificates and homemade goods.
Staff Council PR committee members include Julie Schwab, Trisha Allen, Kelli Leaf, Ann Broussard, Lori Proctor, Gayle Bullard, Jennifer Skains, Susan Hayes, Sherry Hirsch, Norma Vasquez and Joe Hyde. To learn more about the SHSU Staff Council, visit http://www.shsu.edu/~staffcouncil/.
Previous staff spotlights:
Bentsen, a programmer/analyst for Computer Services, has worked for SHSU for eight and a half years. She has lived in the Huntsville area for 13 years with her husband of 17 years. Bentsen enjoys travel and spending time with family and friends. She currently participates as part of the Banner migration team and graduated Summa Cum Laude this May from SHSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.
Gustafson has worked for SHSU for nine years, starting out with the University Police Department as a clerk I and moving up to the office manager (her official title is clerk III). She has been married for 24 years and has two children. Gustafson enjoys being outside, working in her yard, fishing or taking care of her cows. She is also the chairman of membership committee for the Walker County Fair Association.
Davis has worked for SHSU for three and a half years, starting out as a secretary I in the Athletics department before being promoted to secretary II. As secretary, she processes all 16 sports teams’ travel and all payroll for the 100 student workers in athletics. Davis is married and has three children. She said she loves to spend the day at the lake, swimming, camping and fishing.
Ramirez has worked for SHSU for six years, currently serving as a secretary III in the pyschology department. She said would not trade her position for anything in the world. Ramirez has been called a problem solver who always goes above and beyond what her job duties may call for. Coworkers also say is a delight to work with, always has a smile on her face and is the encouragement for positive attitudes in her office.
Doughtie has worked for SHSU for more than 16 years. She started in Undergraduate Admissions before moving to the College of Education, where she is now the graduate adviser. Doughtie and her husband have a 25-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old grandson, whom she says is the apple of her eye and calls “Little Man.” Her hobbies include raising race horses and spending time with her grandson. She is involved with the Walker County Fair Association and First United Methodist Church. Currently Doughtie is assisting with the revamping of the thesis and dissertation process on campus.
Busby has worked for SHSU Registrar Office for 13 years, most of which have been within the graduation office. She is an associate registrar. An “empty-nester mom,” Busby enjoys spending time with her grown children. Her hobbies include reading, antique shopping and most recently enjoying her quiet moments at home. Busby and her husband are involved with the young family ministry at their church. She also serves on SHSU's impact committee, convocation committee and the Banner implementation team.
Turner is a secretary II in the Residence Life department. She has worked for Res Life since June 1997. Turner has two sons: Jeff, a Navy veteran who lives in Kentucky with his wife and 10-year-old daughter, and Tommy, a police officer who lives in Texas. She was married for 32 years when her husband passed away in 2005. Her hobbies include running and taking long walks by the lake.
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