LSU Announces 2012 LSU Foundation Staff Outstanding Service Award Winners


BATON ROUGE – On Wednesday, Nov. 28, LSU held the 44th annual Staff Outstanding Service Awards ceremony. The Staff Outstanding Service Awards are sponsored by the LSU Foundation and were presented to 13 full-time non-academic staff members from LSU, the LSU AgCenter and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

The 2012 Staff Outstanding Service Awards recipients were Melissa Argrave, College of Human Sciences & Education; Christy Lyn Arrazattee, CCELL; Robert Benton Jr., Facility Services; Ed Dodd, Communications & University Relations; Jesse Downs, Career Services; Courtney Edwards, Career Services; Igor Matkovic, Building Services; and Derek Yush, Athletics, from LSU; Danielle Bayham, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Administration; Gladys Carmona, School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences; Jenne Farr, Ag Leadership; and Jennifer Marceaux, 4-H, Youth & Family Development, from the LSU AgCenter; and Karen Soniat, Office of Alumni Relations, from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Honorees were nominated by full-time faculty or staff members for their superior performance and outstanding contributions toward achieving departmental and university goals. Recipients were presented with recognition certificates and $500 cash awards during the ceremony.

The judges for this year’s awards were Blaine Grimes, Campus Federal Credit Union; Jared Smith, Baton Rouge Area Chamber; and M.E. Cormier, Universal Industrial Assets.

LSU Interim President and Chancellor William Jenkins, LSU AgCenter Chancellor William Richardson, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Chancellor Jack Weiss, LSU Foundation Vice President Jeff McLain, LSU Foundation Chief Fiscal Officer Gina Dugas and LSU Foundation President G. Lee Griffin were all present to congratulate the winners and thank them for their hard work and dedication to LSU.

Members of the Staff Outstanding Service Awards committee include Katie Bulot of the LSU Foundation, Christina Hood of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Sharon Salzer of the LSU AgCenter, and Rachel Henry, Melonie Holden and Tim Messa of LSU.

Pictured are the 2012 Staff Outstanding Service Award winners, first row, from left to right: LSU Foundation Vice President Jeff McLain, Jenne Farr, Gladys Carmona, Christy Lyn Arrazattee, Melissa Argrave, Courtney Edwards, Karen Soniat, LSU Foundation President G. Lee Griffin, Jennifer Marceaux; second row: Jesse Downs, Danielle Bayham, Igor Matkovic, Ed Dodd; third row: Derek Yush and Robert Benton Jr.

Melissa  Foley 

LSU Media Relations