From staff reports
Athens State recently held its annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by the University Staff Senate.
The luncheon honors the hard work and commitment provided to the institution by their non-faculty employees. Invitees were asked to bring a canned food item or make a monetary donation to support the ASSIST Student United Way Club’s food drive.
The campus United Way organization, Athens State Students Involved In Social Togetherness (ASSIST), has worked on numerous projects with local agencies such as CASA and the Limestone County Churches Involved food bank. The group is sponsored on campus by Professor of Psychology Dr. Mark Durm.
At the luncheon Athens State’s Maintenance Superintendent Dwight Lovell received the John “Booty” Murray Staff Appreciation Award.
The yearly award includes a monetary prize given to an employee who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to the university.
Lovell very generously donated his award money to the ASSIST food drive helping the student group to achieve one of their most successful campaigns.