May 31, 2023

Excellent Eagle Employee Dena Gray

Staff Advisory Council is proud to announce Dena Gray as the Excellent Eagle Employee for March.  The award for this honor is a designated parking space for the month.

Dei Bayer nominated Dena saying  “Dena Gray serves as the administrative assistant for AVP and Dean of Students Cedric Rucker.  With that said, she has her work cut out for her on a regular basis.  I nominate her as an “Excellent Eagle” as she works diligently daily to manage his already busy schedule as well as to set up emergency UMW BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team) meetings for students who are in need of immediate care and/or intervention.   She coordinates with the Talley Center, Campus Police and the student of concern to set these meetings in a moment’s notice.  She is always professional and courteous and deserves recognition for her attention to detail, coordination of services and ability to execute these many time-sensitive and critical meetings.”   

Congratulations, Dena!

If you would like to nominate someone for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, send an email to with Excellent Eagle Employee in the subject line.  Be sure to provide the person’s name, department, work location (with the most convenient parking lot) and the reason they should be recognized.