Gus Jenter named employee of month A positive attitude and willingness to take the extra step have earned Orville (Gus) Jenter of Centerville the July Career Service Employee of the Month award at The University of South Dakota.
Jenter, a custodian for the College of Fine Arts, was honored during a ceremony June 27 in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. USD Vice President of Academic Affairs Don Dahlin presented Olson with a plaque and a check.
"My supervisor, the staff and people I work with are what makes the job enjoyable," Jenter said, "That's why I try to do the best I can. The people you work with appreciate your job and that makes you work that much harder."
Jenter was nominated by a group of fine arts department staff and professors, including Administrative Assistant Cheryl Feight, who said the group nominated Jenter based on his willingness to go the extra mile in his work and with the people he works with or visitors to the fine arts department.
"Gus truly cares about the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts and all the people in it," said Feight. "Not only is the facility always in tip-top shape, but he also always has a smile and a pleasant word for everyone he meets. If there is any way Gus can help you solve a problem, he will do so.
"Gus recently injured himself and insisted on coming to work because he promised a faculty member he would have a room waxed and ready to use in two days," Feight added. "He truly is a very generous spirit."
Jenter, originally of Centerville, began working at USD in 1978. He and his wife Esther have three adult children.