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Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: 1/18/05
Jessie RobertsSheila TregreClick on image for publication quality photo 
Jessie Roberts, left; Sheila Tregre, right

     HAMMOND -- Two Southeastern Louisiana University employees will receive 2005 Charles E. Dunbar Jr. Career Services Awards presented annually by the Louisiana Civil Service League.
     Jessie R. Roberts, director of human resources, and Shelia Tregre, executive secretary in the College of Business and Technology, are two of 12 award recipients to be honored at the organization’s annual luncheon to be held in New Orleans this Friday (Jan. 21). The Dunbar Awards are presented to civil service employees who distinguish themselves through unselfish service to the citizens of Louisiana.
     “We are truly honored that two of our employees have been selected to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes not just professional accomplishments but their community service as well,” said Southeastern 
     President Randy Moffett. “It is very unusual for two individuals employed with the same institution or agency to be recognized in the same year and shows the high level of commitment and quality service that Southeastern enjoys from its staff.”
     A Southeastern employee for 21 years, Roberts administers a comprehensive human resources office, which includes recruitment, employment, staff development, and benefits for the university’s more than 1,800 faculty and staff. She started the university’s first official orientation for new employees, developed on-line vacancy announcements, handbooks, policies and newsletter to make information more accessible for employees and in-house training program, and helped implement the university’s Rewards and Recognition Program. 
     Roberts has been a member of the Louisiana State Personnel Council since 1983 and has served as a board member and vice chair. She is currently serving as Chair of the Council for 2004-2005.   She is a member of the Attorney General’s Task Force on Domestic Violence and serves on Southeastern’s Violence in the Workplace Committee. She co-authored and implemented a drug-testing plan at the university that is now used as a model. Roberts has worked as a volunteer with the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Springfield PTA, and the Livingston Parish 4H and FFA.  She is a resident of Springfield.
     Tregre works in the dean’s office of the College of Business and Technology where she handles a variety of administrative duties, including payroll and budget reports, maintenance of personnel files of faculty and staff, supervision of student workers and graduate assistants, and reviewing and verifying graduation applications from students in the college’s six departments. 
     A Southeastern employee since 1981,Tregre manages or assists with a number of the college’s special projects, including the annual ethics lecture, honors convocation, Business and Technology Week, and other professional and social events. She has been actively involved in charity events, such as Operation Christmas, and served as a staff liaison with the Hammond Chamber of Commerce. Tregre is a resident of Ponchatoula.