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Citadel News Service

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April 30, 2002

Citadel announces Employee of the Year

Citadel Employee of the Year James Grigg poses with his fiance Keenan Steers after parade on Friday. Steers works at the college in the alumni office.

          James Grigg was honored April 26 at the Corps of Cadets Friday afternoon dress parade as the 2002 Citadel Employee of the Year. Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, president of The Citadel, presented him with a plaque for his service to the military college.

          To be considered for the honor, employees must be nominated in writing by a faculty or staff member. This year there were 13 outstanding nominations that were reviewed and rated by the employee recognition committee. Tommy Hunter, manager of the cadet store was first runner-up, and Russ Pace, the college photographer, was second. The other nominees were Carolyn Bartley, William Brannock, Debbe Causey, Linda Godsey, Sally Keltner, Mary Lynch, Chip Nimmich, Jeff Price, Robert Shipman, Melodie Truluck, and Libby Walker.

          Grigg, the deputy director of the Physical Plant, has been employed at The Citadel for almost five years. During his time at the college, he has distinguished himself as a dedicated employee whose professionalism and motivation not only improve the work environment, but also inspire those who work around him to strive for excellence. Two of Grigg's most significant contributions have been his efforts during the visit by President Bush and the renovation accomplished in Capers Hall during the Christmas break.

          In addition to a certificate and a plaque, Grigg was awarded hotel accommodations for two in Asheville, N.C., including two tickets to Biltmore House and Gardens; season basketball tickets for two; a designated parking space on campus for one year, and gift certificates from The Citadel book store, tailor shop, laundry, and gift shop totaling $150.

          Grigg also received a $1500 cash award, funded by a generous grant from the Krause Foundation, a private foundation established by Citadel alumnus Bill Krause, class of 1963, and his wife Gay.

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