Dawkins named SDSU September Employee of the Month


Rodney Dawkins has been named September Career Service Employee of the Month at South Dakota State University. A reception in his honor will be held Tuesday, Sept., 21, in room 214 of the Pugsley Center from 10 to 11 p.m. SDSU President David Chicoine will make a presentation at 10:30 p.m.

Employed at SDSU since 1987, Dawkins works for the facilities and services department in custodial services where he is assigned to Lincoln Music Hall. Over the years, he has also worked in Scobey Hall, the Administration Building and Pugsley Center.

His colleagues indicate that Dawkins takes pride in his work and is always willing to complete special projects, even though he works overnight hours.

Co-workers have been impressed with his professionalism and hard work. They indicate that he takes care of special requests and takes on extra duties to prepare the building for visitors throughout the year when the music department hosts musical events.

Considering Dawkins works nights, colleagues are also impressed by his communication skills. They said he does a good job at conveying with professional, clear and considerate notes to staff members.

Dawkins lives in Brookings with his wife, Teresa, who is an accountant with the SDSU Sun Grant Center. Their son, Paul, attends Dakota State University where he majors in computer science and computer network security.

“I take my job at SDSU very seriously and take great pride in my work,” said Dawkins, an avid bowler who is also interested in coin collecting and astrology.

All SDSU Employee of the Month selections are determined through a nomination process by the career service advisory council.

Each career service employee of the month receives an appreciation monetary gift from the F.O. Butler Foundation. The trustees of the foundation recognize the importance of career service employees and take this opportunity to thank them for their exemplary service.