Violet Zoss is named as USD April Employee of Month

Violet Zoss is named as USD April Employee of Month Attention to detail, dedication and a positive attitude have earned Violet Zoss of Vermillion the April Career Service Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota.

Zoss, a custodial worker for facilities management, was honored during a ceremony April 6 in Patterson Hall. USD President James W. Abbott presented Zoss with a plaque and a check.

Zoss, who has been a custodial worker in Patterson Hall for two and a half years, finds the support of her supervisor and the people with whom she works fulfilling.

"I enjoy working with the people, talking to them and meeting the students," Zoss said. "This group of people that I work with make me feel at home and work with you to get your job done. I believe Steve Tracy has really helped us to get things scheduled and coordinated."

Tracy, director of the Business Research Bureau at the USD School of Business, nominated Zoss based on personality and work ethic.

"Violet is dedicated to doing work that far exceeds the norm," he said. "Her attention to the details make her a valuable asset to the School of Business. Her work and extra efforts have made the School of Business look better and be cleaner than any other time in my 14 years here. She is always positive in her attitude regarding her work and the people she deals with on a daily basis." Zoss, originally of Vermillion, has been a full time employee at USD since November of 1998. She and her husband, Kenny live in Vermillion.

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