Lind is named USD Employee of Month

Lind is named USD Employee of Month Professionalism, efficiency and dedication have earned Thelma Lind of Vermillion the March Career Service Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota.

Lind, office supervisor of the Business Research Bureau, was honored during a ceremony March 1 in Patterson Hall. USD Vice President of Academic Affairs Don Dahlin presented Lind with a plaque and a check.

Lind, who manages the research lab in the School of Business, finds the variety of research projects enjoyable.

"It's work, but it's fun," Lind said. "I work with a great group of people."

Lind's supervisor, Randall Stuefen, director of research of the Business Research Bureau at the USD School of Business, and co-workers Darlene Bottolfson and Nancy Nelson nominated Lind based on her ability to lead a loyal staff, help others and her "can-do" attitude.

"Thelma and her telephone interviewers are frontline ambassadors whose work is constantly before the public and demonstrating the professionalism that exists on this campus," Stuefen said. "The professionalism that Thelma possesses and has instilled in her team of telephone interviewers has spurred the public to participate in our quest for information. The percentage of people willing to participate in a Business Research Bureau survey is proof certain of the quality effort made by Thelma Lind and her team."

"Many surveys are conducted in the evening which requires Thelma to put in many long hours," Bottolfson said. "This is always done in a very pleasant manner."

"Thelma is truly deserving of this award," said Nelson. "She is a pleasure to work with and a very dedicated employee of the Business Research Bureau."

Lind, originally of Tyndall, has been a full time employee at USD for 14 years. She and her husband, Richard have four adult children.

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