Pickett is named USD Employee of the Month

Pickett is named USD Employee of the Month A cheerful attitude, dedication to her job and an excellent work ethic has earned Josephine Pickett of Vermillion the February Career Service Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota.

Pickett, custodial crew leader in Facilities Management, was honored during a ceremony Feb. 2 in the Williamson Room in the Arts & Sciences building, where she works. USD President James W. Abbott presented Pickett with a plaque and a check.

"I just like pleasing people and having my building look nice," Pickett said. "The people in the building are all nice. The most enjoyable part is receiving compliments on the look of the building and having a great supervisor, Susie Collins."

Co-workers Mary Blascke and Linda Anderson nominated Pickett based on her ability to "go the extra mile."

"Joie has worked in this building for a very short time but she came in with a bang," said Blascke, senior secretary at the Center for Instructional Design and Delivery/Educational Media. "This is a big building. I am really surprised that she can keep up with it. I am very proud to choose Joie as employee of the month."

"I have known Joie for a number of years, she is a dedicated worker, always has a smile and a 'hi'," said Linda Anderson, senior secretary, Academic Advising Center. "I wanted to nominate her as a small thank you for all she has done and continues to do for USD."

Pickett, originally of Wakonda, began working at USD in 1981. She and her husband, Terry, have two children and five grandchildren.

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