Delosier named USD’s May employee of month

Delosier named USD's May employee of month Rachel Delosier of Vermillion has earned the May Career Service Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota.

Delosier, who is a custodial worker in the Akeley-Lawrence Science Center, was honored recently during a reception at the center, located on USD's campus in Vermillion. Vice President for Finance and Administration Greg Redlin presented Delosier with a plaque and a check in recognition of her award.

Delosier was nominated by several faculty and staff members and a work-study student based on her pride in her work, initiative and pleasant attitude.

"Rachel has far exceeded any custodian we have previously had in the Akeley Science Center," said nominator Timothy Heaton. "She has done a superb job of cleaning and keeping up on the high traffic classrooms and hallways. She is truly a phenomenon, going far beyond the call of duty. She definitely deserves special recognition."

"Since Akeley 125 was remodeled a couple of years ago, Ms. Delosier has managed to keep that lecture hall in pristine condition," said nominator Gary Johnson. "It is a pleasure to teach there because of her efforts."

"It's nice to be recognized for the effort you put out," said Delosier. "It makes me feel good because my people are the ones who nominated me for the award and they are the ones I need to keep happy and satisfied."

Delosier has been a custodial worker for the Facilities Management Department in the Akeley-Lawrence Science Center for nearly a year. She came to USD in 1996 and was a custodial worker in Julian Hall for the Residential Life Department until moving to the Akeley Science Center last year. Delosier currently lives in Vermillion with her youngest daughter, Melissa. She has four adult children living in Minnesota.

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