Vernetta Bishop, department associate, Audio Aesthetics and Technology Department, and Sara Adams, coordinator, Academic Advising, Merritt Island/Space Coast, Fla., campus location, share the Employee Spotlight honors for April 2013.
Hired less than a year ago, Vernetta (Vern) Bishop has already become indispensable to both the Audio Aesthetics & Technology and the Electronic & Photographic Media departments. “It’s a huge task and she is handling it admirably,” says her nominator. “Vern has been an outstanding employee since she was hired.”
Vern has learned her job well, initiating projects, supervising students and creating a team of student lab monitors, and she is currently filling in for a co-worker on extended medical leave. “We couldn’t be happier with her and her work.”
Vern says she enjoys the “daily challenges of being the glue that holds together the department, my faculty, and the students.”
She says every day on her job is meaningful and she finds the challenge of running two departments “demanding and yet exciting.” She has especially enjoyed getting to know the many skilled faculty faculty members in the departments she is serving.
Vern chose a day off with pay as her prize.
Sara Adams‘ nominator says, “In the ten years Sara has worked for Webster, she has proven to be totally committed to the University and its students, faculty and staff, consistently going out of her way to assist students.
“She is always checking her email one last time — even right before boarding a family vacation cruise.”
In addition to her academic advising duties, Sara has assumed responsibility for several functions that serve students throughout the Space Coast region.
She spearheaded the establishment of the local chapter of Delta Mu Delta (DMD) for the three Space Coast campuses and has has worked diligently to ensure the success of the business honor fraternity. An honorary DMD member, Sara was recently named to the DMD national board as a representative for the Southeast Region.
In addition to her more serious pursuits, Sara is true fan of Webster University’s Gorlok and often recites the mascot’s characteristics from memory for new student orientation.
Sara says her job is fun, partly because of the sheer variety. “I work with both business and counseling students, help organize our local graduation and DMD ceremonies, and conduct orientation and information sessions, among other things.
“I particularly enjoy interacting with students and seeing them reach their goal of graduating as well as the collegial and collaborative atmosphere in the Space Coast region.”
Sara continues to help students after they graduate by assisting them to connect on LinkedIn, and she enjoys hearing about their successes in obtaining jobs and getting promotions due to their Webster degrees.
Sara chose chose the day off with pay as my prize.
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