Employees Recognized for 25 Years of Service

Honorees presented awards during luncheon

OXFORD, Miss. – Fourteen University of Mississippi employees have been recognized for their 25 years of service.

During a ceremony Dec. 2 at The Inn at Ole Miss, which followed local, state and university COVID-19 protocols, university leaders recognized the following longtime employees for their work and dedication to the institution:

  • Kristina M. Boggan, administrative secretary for University Bands
  • Rachel R. Bost, director of Procurement Services
  • Laura Diven-Brown, director of financial aid
  • Gregory L. Easson, associate dean for research and graduate education in the School of Engineering and director of the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute
  • Thomas A. Jamerson, laboratory physicist
  • Corey L. Jones, painter II in the Facilities Management Department
  • James A. Ling, director of Business Applications and ERP Support
  • Steven Shaw, maintenance technician for the Department of Student Housing
  • Dawn E. Wilkins, chair and professor of computer and information science
  • Bahram Alidaee, professor of pharmacy administration and production operations management
  • Jody G. Allen, telecommunications technician
  • Victoria Bush, professor of marketing and Donna Ruth Roberts Scholar
  • Susan H. Sparks, computer operations specialist for Technical Services
  • John W. Supple, assistant director of telecommunications facilities

Chancellor Glenn Boyce assisted with the awards presentation.

I’ve long believed that the great impact this university has in Mississippi and around the world is due to our people,” Boyce said. “As longstanding members of this community, you’ve each made your unique mark on the university. You are an important part of our legacy of excellence.”

The Ole Miss Alumni Association further honored each recipient with a contribution in their name to the Friends of the Library.

“The 2020 25-year awards luncheon honors faculty and staff who have reached the milestone of 25 years of continuous service at Ole Miss,” said Kirk Purdon, executive director of alumni affairs. “These awards are our way of saying ‘thank you’ for your dedication and loyalty to the University of Mississippi.”

A book plate with each person’s name will be placed in the book bought with their gift.