Collins is USDâ�?�?s December employee of the month Susan â�?�?Susieâ�? Collins, custodial supervisor, is the December 2008 Career Services Employee of the Month at The University of South Dakota. â�?�?I enjoy the daily contact and working with people,â�? admitted Collins, who accepted the award at a reception in her honor at the atrium of the Lee Medical Building on the USD campus. â�?�?Itâ�?�?s not always easy being a supervisor and telling people what to do doesnâ�?�?t always make you a popular person. But if you are fair and treat everyone the same, most people will understand that I am here to do a job just like they are.â�? Collins was nominated for the award by Harry St. Peter, a former custodial worker at USD whoâ�?�?s now retired. St. Peter noted Collinsâ�?�? dedication as well as her professionalism and organizational skills in managing employees within the facilities management department. â�?�?Susie is a very fair person to work for,â�? St. Peter stated in his nomination of Collins, who has been an employee at USD since 1982. â�?�?She has shoveled snow when help was scarce, mopped up when water pipes broke and is there when other needs arise. Sheâ�?�?s not afraid to say â�?�?thank youâ�?�? for a job well done.â�? Collins began working as a custodian at USD more than 25 years ago. Although she and the department seem to operate at a non-stop pace year-round, it doesnâ�?�?t keep her from taking note of the changes on USDâ�?�?s campus in more than two-and-a-half decades as an employee. She described the campus as â�?�?growing and expandingâ�? and â�?�?getting bigger all the time.â�? â�?�?The continuing improvement in the technology of the equipment and the cleaning products we use makes it easier to maintain our buildings,â�? she added, â�?�?especially a new building. Thatâ�?�?s definitely a plus as campus continues to grow.â�? Collins and her husband, J.C. currently reside in Jefferson. Married for 36 years, their daughter, Beverly, lives in Vermillion.