“I am very honored to be selected by my colleagues to receive this award,” Barnes said. “Campus Activities is the hub of the student center so we are always busy assisting the faculty, staff and students in reserving rooms for meetings, events, etc.”
Each fall, faculty and staff members are invited to nominate candidates for the award. The Staff Development Committee then reviews the nominations and makes a recommendation to President Rex Horne, who makes the final decision.
“Every person on campus provides essential service, this is certainly true of our support staff,” Dr. Horne said. “Tammy Barnes exemplifies the best. She carries out her work efficiently and diligently. She is always at her post striving to perform her duties in an excellent manner.”
Barnes has worked in Campus Activities for 15 years. Barnes’ husband, Bill, also works at Ouachita on the facilities management grounds crew. Barnes was nominated for the award by her co-workers in Campus Activities and the Office of Student Services.
“Tammy is incredibly loyal to the university and to the people she works with,” said Tim Harrell, director of campus activities. “It is because of her efforts that much of campus life goes so smoothly.”
For more information, contact Phil Hardin, chair of the Staff Development Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5405.
By Jessica Stewart