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TWU to recognize staff at Honors Convocation


DENTON — Three Texas Woman’s University staff members will be honored for their contributions to the university during Honors Convocation ceremonies Thursday, April 20. Convocation begins at 10 a.m. in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets on TWU’s Denton campus.

Eugene Duperry, maintenance worker leader for Facilities Management and Construction on TWU’s Parkland campus, will receive the TWU Excellence Award. Maybelle Demore, purchasing supervisor, and Shelly Key, coordinator of freshman recruitment for the Office of Admissions, will receive Outstanding Staff Achievement awards.

The TWU Award of Excellence is presented to a full-time employee who has a minimum of five years continuous service with TWU. The employee should display outstanding personality traits such as loyalty, dedication, initiative and reliability, and should demonstrate the ability to relate well to all members of the university community. Recipients of the Outstanding Achievement Awards must be full-time TWU employees who have a minimum of two years of continuous service to the university and who exhibit superior job performance and a high degree of proficiency in their position.

Mr. Duperry is known as a team player who always has a happy attitude and is willing to help with whatever is needed by faculty, staff and students. “Gene is always available and willing to do extra things for faculty — things that may not be directly related to his job description, but which need to be done in our department,” one nominator said. Another noted that “Many students know they can ask him to help with just about everything. He volunteers to assist students and faculty in activities outside of academics, such as TNSA (Texas Nursing Students Association) meetings.”

Ms. Demore often is the first person called when TWU personnel have questions about purchasing resources for the university. As one nominator wrote, “‘Ask Maybelle’ is often the answer to the question, ‘How do we get what we need?’ her generosity of spirit, unflappable demeanor and uncompromising integrity in these matters is legendary.” Others described her as “a human encyclopedia of knowledge” who “always goes the extra mile to make sure that every bid or requisition is well within the state guidelines. Without Maybelle, this university would not run as efficiently as it does in the financial area.”

Ms. Key has been an integral part of the TWU Admissions team and has directly contributed to the increase in enrollment over the last few years. She manages the university’s Dual Enrollment and High School Advantage programs, both of which have grown substantially during her tenure. “Her dedication, diligence, knowledge base and attitude are nothing short of astounding,” one nominator wrote. “Despite her considerable workload, she is always quick to help her colleagues and any student — prospective or otherwise — in need of assistance.” Others described Ms. Key as “a wonderful resource” and “a mentor and an excellent role model for all who come in contact with her.”


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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