Maria Johnson is the October 2019 Staff Employee of the Month - Indian River State College
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Maria Johnson is the October 2019 Staff Employee of the Month

Maria Johnson is the October 2019 Staff Employee of the Month

October 28, 2019 Robert Lane

Okeechobee resident Maria Johnson is being recognized as the Indian River State College October Employee of the Month. Maria joined the IRSC family in November 2012 serving as a Technical Assistant. In November 2014 Maria was promoted to Project Coordinator and then promoted to Program Specialist in May 2016. In August 2017 Maria was promoted to Financial Aid/Career and Transfer Specialist—where she continues to serve as an integral part of the Dixon Hendry Campus team.

Maria Johnson is the October Staff Employee of the Month.

When a student comes to Maria’s desk they know that they are going to get the help needed to succeed in their goals. Maria is extremely motivated—always willing to do what it takes to help a student or co-worker complete any task at hand. She is a genuine team player who assists the Dixon Hendry Campus provide the exemplary student service Okeechobee residents have come to associate with their hometown IRSC campus.

In her current role Maria brings a wealth of Financial Aid and Career and Transfer experience to the campus. Without her, these services would not be so readily available to students in Okeechobee. Her work reflects the pride and enthusiasm she invests in her responsibilities. Maria works regularly works with multiple students on questions and concerns regarding their financial aid, and she expertly assists them in a timely way—with positive results.

Maria’s co-workers readily share their thoughts on how essential she is to the Dixon Hendry team. One co-worker shares, “Maria is a great asset to our team!” Another adds, “Her work reflects the pride she puts forth in her responsibilities. She has excellent skills, always thinking outside the box.” Finally, another Dixon Hendry team member shares. “Maria has always gone above and beyond to help any student. She is willing to do whatever it takes to be a team player and help wherever she can.”

About the Staff Employee of the Month Award

The Staff Employee of the Month Award recognizes a non-instructional employee. Nominations are evaluated by the Employee Recognition Committee, which is comprised of IRSC staff members, faculty and administrators. For more information, contact Committee Chair Sera Phillips at 772-462-7258.

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