Shelly Bryant Named Employee of the Semester

December 15, 2011

Shelly Bryant Named Employee of the Semester


VALDOSTA -- Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences (PAG) Secretary Shelly Bryant was named Employee of the Fall 2011 Semester during the Council on Staff Affairs’ December meeting, held Tuesday, Dec. 13 in the University Center Cypress Room.

Na Ding from Information Technology was named first runner up for the award and Wilburn Leschber from University Police was named second runner up. Other nominees for Employee of the Semester included Valerie Bayman (College of Education), Rex Devane (Media Services, Odum Library), Sherri Wade (Kings Bay), Angela Acosta (Plant Operations), Tracy Burch (College of Education), Blanche Thomas (College of Education), and Frederique Dunham (Chemistry Department).

Bryant, who was runner up for Employee of the Semester in Fall 2010, has worked at VSU since 2007. As a secretary, she handles basic office duties, works with students and assists faculty members in the PAG department.

"I am blessed to be in this department," said Bryant. "The customer service and problem solving that I provide keeps me excited, and I appreciate the faculty for giving me the freedom to do what I need to do to make things happen."

Bryant added that the student lab and office assistants assist her in making sure things run smoothly in the department. She also credits administrative offices such as accounting and purchasing for helping her solve problems timely and efficiently.

Bryant is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in general studies with a mass media emphasis.

The Employee of the Semester Award recognizes outstanding performance by classified staff members who exemplify
the values of the university. For more information about the award, visit