September 21, 2023

Staff Commended During Annual Employee Luncheon

Erma Baker (second from left) received the 2013 Hurley Presidential Commendation during the Employee Appreciation Day ceremony. (From left): President Richard V. Hurley, Baker, Rose Hurley, Marceline Weatherly Morris and Elmer R. Morris, Jr.

As part of its annual Employee Appreciation Day on May 13, UMW took time to recognize the nearly 1,000 faculty and staff members who serve the university.

During the awards ceremony, members of the Staff Advisory Council and President Hurley presented the following awards to outstanding staff members:

Judy Singleton

Judy Singleton, Office Manager for Student AffairsCharles Coleman Memorial Service Award

Erma Baker, Assistant Vice President of Business Services and CPO — Hurley Presidential Commendation

Kevin Caffrey

Kevin Caffrey, Senior Associate Registrar — Staff Advisory Council’s Larry Atkins Award (A/P)

Linda Falden

Tammy Pettus

Linda Falden, Program Assistant and Academic Adviser for the College of EducationStaff Advisory Council’s Larry Atkins Award (wage)

Tammy Pettus, Office Manager for AdmissionsStaff Advisory Council’s Larry Atkins Award (classified)


Hurley thanked employees for their often unnoticed daily work and commended those involved with the recent Commencement ceremonies.

After the ceremony, faculty and staff gathered for a picnic on Ball Circle.


About Brynn Boyer

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