Nate Brady is honored as USD Employee of Month

Nate Brady is honored as USD Employee of Month Expertise, attitude and cooperativeness have earned Nate Brady of Vermillion the Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota for August.

Brady, a computer support analyst for the computing services department, was honored during a recent ceremony in Slagle Hall. USD President James W. Abbott presented Brady with a plaque and a check.

"The reason that I get out of bed and come to work in the morning is loyalty to the people I work with," said Brady. "The best aspect of my job is working with the technicians and staff of computing services. The university community is made up of good folks who make it a joy to come to work."

Donna Tucker and Tracy Fuerst, administrative assistant and secretary, respectively, for the USD School of Education, and Cheryl Feight, director of the College of Fine Arts, nominated Brady based on his promptness, ability to explain problems, and positive attitude.

According to Feight, Brady is consistently and extraordinarily cooperative, prompt and informative.

"He is our 'go-to guy' for a range of technology issues too extensive to list," she said. "While his range of expertise makes him extremely valuable to the institution, it is his attitude that truly sets him apart. It is difficult to imagine how busy things are in his world, yet Nate never acts like he is too busy to help you or to look for a solution to your problem. He always has a smile and a bright attitude, even when I know there are sixteen other places he needs to be at that very moment."

"In the School of Education, we are primarily Mac users," said Tucker. "Nate has always been able to find a solution to my dilemma, sometimes involving many hours of research on his part."

"Nate is always willing to help. I can always count on him to get the answers I need and to get the problem solved," Fuerst said.

"Nate is pro-active, suggesting solutions to problems before they become a crisis," Feight added. "He is able to make such suggestions in a way that is respectful and never makes his audience feel diminished. There are few people I know who are more deserving of this honor and I am grateful for the opportunity to join in those recognizing his exceptional service to the University."

Brady, originally of Mt. Vernon, began working at USD in May 1998.

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