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Jessie Roberts, left; Sheila
TWO SOUTHEASTERN EMPLOYEES RECEIVE STATE
CIVIL SERVICE AWARD
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,”
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.