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NewsFriday, August 26, 2011
Denise Hall, manager of printing and postal services, as well as shipping and receiving at Tri-County Technical College, has been honored with the highest award given for staff excellence at the College.
Denise Hall Receives Tri-County’s Staff Excellence Award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/25/201
(By Lisa Garrett)
PENDLETON --- Denise Hall, manager of printing and postal services, as well as shipping and receiving at Tri-County Technical College, has been honored with the highest award given for staff excellence at the College.
Hall, a Travelers Rest resident, received the Presidential Medallion for Staff Excellence. The medallion, along with a cash award made possible by the Tri-County Technical College Foundation, goes to a person who best exemplifies the College philosophy and has contributed the most during the academic year to the development of the college and its students.
For the past 28 years she has worked in the College's printing services department, serving 25 years as manager. Five years ago, she added the management of postal services and shipping and receiving to her duties.
"As a supervisor, Denise goes above and beyond the call of duty for her employees," said co-worker Barry Phillips in his nomination. "She would never ask her employees to do anything that she herself would refuse. In fact, she often takes the lead in performing inconvenient tasks in order to keep an already tight schedule running efficiently. I have never heard Denise say no in order to take the easy way out."
Fiscal Director Faye Allen praised the innovative, cost-saving improvements Hall has spearheaded and implemented at the College.
Among them are implementing discount rates for all College first-class postage, streamlining the processing of first-class mail, securing the receiving system for all the delivery and processing of incoming packages in the shipping and receiving area; upgrading the loading dock, upgrading the production of high volume copiers for campus users, and setting up a recycling system for the collection of cardboard and toner cartridges.
"Denise is one of the unsung heroes of the College," said Allen. "She is always concerned with saving the College money and resources. In her position, every task she performs affects the entire College; therefore, her work is vital to the success of students and employees. She diligently works behind the scenes to make this happen and makes herself available for campus-wide projects. She is a champion for the students and the employees and she is always willing to go above and beyond her normal job duties."
Hall joined the College in 1983 as an equipment operator for the Print Shop and became shop manager in 1986. Shortly after being promoted to manager of printing operations, she completed a 120-hour course in Supervision in the World of Work and she earned a certificate in Microcomputer Applications from Tri-County in 1992. Her certificate in graphic communications is from the B.J. Skelton Career Center.
"It has been an honor to serve the faculty, staff and students at Tri-County for the past 28 years," said Hall. "I strive to make a difference every day, be it by making a co-worker's job easier or by saying the right thing to the right person at the right time."
She and her husband, Tommy, and their two daughters, Susan and Jo Anna, live in Travelers Rest. They are members of True Life Tabernacle Church in Travelers Rest.