Texas Tech University

Kelsey Zickefoose Honored as Staff Employee of the Quarter

Trevor Bell

January 21, 2015

Kelsey Zickefoose, who serves as a unit coordinator for the Rawls College Graduate and Professional Programs, has been awarded the Rawls College Staff Employee of the Quarter.

Kelsey Zickefoose

Kelsey joined the Rawls College in August 2013 and is currently enrolled in the MBA for Working Professional Program, where she will graduate in August 2016. In her role with the Graduate and Professional Programs, she is instrumental in advising graduate students regarding class schedules, helping with enrollment, and answering any questions students may have.

"I have really enjoyed working at the Rawls College because no two days are the same, and I've enjoyed relationships I've built with students, faculty, and staff members," she said.

Originally from Lubbock, Kelsey received her bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Texas Tech in 2008. After her graduation, she traveled to Colorado with her husband to work in the oil and gas industry, and later worked in the registrar's office for Colorado Northwestern Community College.

In addition to the award, she will receive $1,000 and use of a designated parking space for the quarter. Last quarter, Belinda Martinez, specialist IV in the Dean's Office, received the award.

Rawls College of Business staff awards are intended to recognize and support the achievements of the staff in meeting and exceeding the college's goals and initiatives.

Eligible employees are full-time staff of the Rawls College of Business, excluding Directors, who have been employed at the college for one or more continuous years. An eligible employee can receive one quarterly Staff of the Quarter award during the fiscal year.

Award amount is $1,000 per quarter. From the pool of quarterly awardees, a Staff of the Year will be chosen for one $3,000 award. Staff of the Quarter will also receive a front row parking space for the quarter that they are awarded, subject to availability. Staff of the Year will also receive recognition on a permanent plaque.

The Dean and Senior Associate Dean will review all nominations and determine who will be the recipient each quarter, and they will also determine the recipient for the Staff of the Year award. Staff of the Quarter will be awarded on a calendar year quarter.

To nominate staff for this award, please submit a nomination form located on the Rawls website.

The deadlines for nominating an employee for the 2014-15 academic year are:

(Q3) Nominations due to the Dean's Office by 3/31/15

(Q4) Nominations due to the Dean's Office by 6/30/15