Anderson is named Career Service EOM Kent Anderson of Vermillion has earned the January Career Service Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota.
Anderson, an Agency Integration Specialist for Information Technology Services at USD, was honored recently during a reception Jan. 6 in Slagle Hall located in Vermillion. University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott presented Anderson with a plaque and a check.
Ellen Engelking of the Registrar's Office nominated Anderson and said, "Kent is the quintessential definition of a professional. If there is a job to be done, he will do it to the very best of his ability, often times going out of his way to make sure that the job gets completed."
Silke Hansen of the Registrar's Office said, "Kent is always there to help. His knowledge base is absolutely incredible. And he does it all with a smile."
Diane Orr, also of the Registrar's office stated: "I have no doubt that Kent is one of the hardest working people on campus. He really deserves this honor."
When asked about the recognition Anderson noted the award was a big surprise and a lot of fun. He was quick to point out that without the support of his wife his job would be�more�difficult�than it is.
"My wife gives me a lot of support and is very understanding of the long hours I put in.�I also work with outstanding people and the USD community is great."
Information Technology Services supports the teaching, research and service functions of USD, facilitates its administration, and connects the campus with its off-campus sites through its management of the university's network and its connection to the statewide network.
Anderson and his wife Mary live in Vermillion where they raise their daughter Sarah.