July 20, 2024

Tember Smith Named Excellent Eagle Employee

Congratulations to Tember Smith, office manager of the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, who has been selected as the Excellent Eagle Employee for the month of November. A parking spot of her choosing has been reserved for her until the end of the month.

Here is what one of her co-workers said about her:

“Tember should be recognized as an Excellent Eagle Employee because, simply put, she is a model of excellence.  She goes above and beyond her duties, never hesitating to stop her detailed focus on the mounds of paperwork and data she deals with daily to help a fellow employee or student.  I have been the recipient of her helpfulness on several occasions.  Rest assured, she gets right back on task to complete her job.  Students love her enthusiasm and sense of humor.  She instantly puts worried students at ease with her calm and caring manner, not to mention her extensive knowledge of all the requirements of the education program.  Tember is the epitome of caring and sharing her knowledge to help others.  She is adaptable and flexible in her position.

Tember has been an employee at UMW for decades, working in various departments.  She is a great asset to the UMW community and someone the UMW faculty and staff need to recognize for her contribution in helping make UMW a quality institution.”

To nominate someone who you believe is an Excellent Eagle Employee, send an email to Priscilla Sullivan (psulliva@umw.edu) with Excellent Eagle Employee in the subject line.  In your email, be sure to list the person’s name, department, work location (with the most convenient parking lot), and of course, the reason why you believe they should be recognized.  Please spread the word to other employees about this wonderful opportunity to recognize a co-worker(s).

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


  1. Michael Morley says

    Congratulations Tember!

  2. Kevin Caffrey says

    Very happy to see that Tember has been selected as an Excellent Eagle employee — it is well deserved! She is always a pleasure to work with.

  3. Mary Becelia says

    Tember is an outstanding person and wonderful staff member. I was lucky enough to work with her for several years in Career Services and she was amazing. Congratulations and well-deserved, Tember!!

  4. Carolyn Chewning says

    Tember – Congratulations! What an honor . . .in spite of all the University changes, you have maintained your sense of humor and student support! 🙂