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Optometry Staffers Receive Recognition as Employee of the Month

Optometry Staffers Receive Recognition as Employee of the Month

Katie Jessie is awarded June Employee of the Month 

In June of this year, Katie Jessie was recognized as the UMSL Employee of the Month for being a “superb communicator.”  Katie has been a Patient Service Representative at the University Eye Center for five years and has recently been promoted to Optometric Technician.  She is a very important part of the UMSL team and a great role model to other employees in the College of Optometry. 

Janice White is awarded August Employee of the Month 

Once again, the College of Optometry can lay claim to another Employee of the Month.  In August, Janice White was recognized as the UMSL Employee of the Month for "excellent teamwork."  The nomination form indicated that Janice deserves the award for one of many reasons; “Having been here over 25 years Janice still is just as committed to ensuring the units’ vision is always bright, the mission is demonstrated, and the goals for the multiple sub-units shine.”


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