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Employees Complete Staff Development Programs

ECU employees successfully completed staff development and training programs offered by the Department of Human Resources during the fall semester.

Twelve participants in the ECU Employee Wellness Institute graduated with new knowledge of wellness, fitness, stress management, nutrition, goal accomplishment and work satisfaction. Offered since Spring 2003, the program provides such benefits as improved health, reduced stress and anxiety, reduced medical costs and improved interpersonal relationships.

An additional 25 employees graduated from the ECU Supervision Institute, a training program designed to help employees develop or strengthen the skills required for effective supervision. Topics include conflict resolution, coaching skills, project management techniques, ECU’s ropes course, ethics, employee morale and goal setting. Available since 1995, this program requires participants to develop and present a project that implements an action plan to improve conditions within their work environment.

Twenty-two graduates of the Administration Certification Program spent the semester studying policies and procedures affecting ECU’s SPA employees. Topics included the performance evaluation system, employee leave, classification and compensation, salary administration, interviewing and hiring, and employee relations. Participants passed an open-book exam for certification. This program has been offered since 1998.

Graduates of these three programs are listed below. For additional information about skill development opportunities, visit http://www.hr.ecu.edu/training.html.


Wellness Institute

Bonnie Casey-Parking and Traffic Services
Mary Gardner-Library Services
Mallory Harbeson-Family Medicine-Residency
Carol Johnson-Technology and Computer Science
Linda Kindell-Surgery-Cardiac Research
Del Kingsland-Steam Plant-Main Campus
Lisa Robinson-Art Department
Denethia Smith-Patient Access Services
Jennifer Sugg-Billing and Reimbursement
Neal Thorne-Steam Plant-Main Campus
Judy Williams-Billing and Reimbursement
Toicha Williams-Anatomic Pathology Division

Supervision Institute

Horace J. Andres- Housekeeping Services-Main Campus
Douglas Barnum-Center for Health Sciences Communications
Charles Biggs-Mason Shop-Main Campus
Charles Brown-University Union
Levy Brown-University Union
Marianne Cox-University Union
Ellen Deters-Apparel Merchandising
Debbie Hartsell-Billing and Reimbursement
Scotty Henley-University Union
Michael Hosey-HVAC-Main Campus
Caroline Kinkton-Contact Center
Jona Maynard-IT Finance and Planning
Karen Mizelle-Parking and Traffic Services
Carole Novick-Development and Alumni Affairs
Ruth S. Parrish-ECU Physicians Group Practice
Robert A. Peed Jr.-Steam Plant-School of Medicine
Theresa Phillips-IM-Infectious Disease
Teresa C. Ramaglino-Materials Management
Maria del Carmen Rodriguez-Social Work Services
Jimmy Roster-University Publications
Joyce Gail Smith-Housekeeping Services-Main Campus
Margaret L. Streeter-Information Technology Security
Swindell Taft-University Union
Denise Wainright-Eastern AHEC Administration
Richard Yakubowski-Contact Center

Administrative Certification Program II

Vivian Bazemore-Internal Medicine Administration
Sue Chapman- ECU Police Department
Susan Copeland-ITCS Administration Services
Judy Currin-News and Communication Services
Edna Denton-Pathology
Brenda Woolard-Department of English
Amanda Fleming-Registrar
Jerome Fuller-Cardiac Surgery
Sheryl Gardner-Student Health Service
Heather Godley-IT Finance and Planning
Ginger Hardee-Operations Support
Crystal Hooper-Anatomy and Cell Biology
Bonnie Kautsky-Grants and Contracts
Donna Lewis-Mayo-Engineering and Architect Services
Marilyn Linton-ITCS Administration Services
Kathleen Oldham-Engineer’s Office-Main Campus
Pamela Ore-ITCS Administration Services
Terry Pridgen-Patient Access Services
Petra Rouse-Operations Support
Andrea Strickland-Regional Development Institute
Kimberley Walters-ECU Police Department
Laura Edwards-Office of the Provost-Academic Affairs

This page originally appeared in the March 10, 2006 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at http://www.ecu.edu/news/poe/archives.cfm.