Hoffman named USD employee of the month An upbeat attitude and dedication to excellence have earned Zana Hoffman of Vermillion the September Career Service Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota.
Hoffman, campus design coordinator in the Campus Copy department, was honored during a ceremony Sept. 7 in the campus graphics office of Campus Copy. USD President James W. Abbott presented Hoffman with a plaque and a check.
"I like the creativity of designing posters, brochures and logo projects for the university," Hoffman said. "The best part of the job is the people, really. I enjoy being a part of the university community, working with the many different people, and designing cool things on our new computers."
Hoffman was nominated by W.O. Farber Center Director and Chair of the USD political science department William Richardson. Richardson nominated Hoffman based on her creativity and dedication to a quality product.
"Despite being burdened with a number of 'need-it-yesterday' deadlines, Zana has been unfailingly helpful and cheerful in all her many dealings with the political science department," said Richardson. "Zana refuses to settle for a second rate product. Sometimes she will take the project home and use her own equipment. Zana epitomizes the spirit represented by USD's 'Employee of the Month' program and clearly deserves such an honor."
Hoffman, originally of Coulee Dam, WA, began working at USD in 1981. She has two sons and two grandchildren. Son Adam and daughter-in law Trish live in Ft. Collins, CO, with their children, Kincaid and Riley. Son Jonathan and daughter-in law Lisa live in Vancouver, WA.