We are overjoyed to announce that our very own Addie Douglas has received the 2016 Excellence in Community Service Award. Addie is our Custodial Foreman at the Foster Recreation Center and works very hard to make sure the facility is in the best shape every single day.
To give you an idea of who Addie is, she is the person who is always ready to welcome you with a smile and warm greeting when you come into the office. If you truly know Addie, you know that she genuinely cares about the people around her and wants to know what is happening in their lives. Addie has even helped the Foster Recreation staff become more proactive when it comes to volunteering by gathering information and educating us on the different events happening around southwest Missouri.
When I was informed Addie won the award for Excellence in Community Service, it was not a surprise. This award is presented annually to two individuals who are considered faculty or staff and are recognized for their excellence in volunteer work with charitable, nonprofit, church, or similar organizations within the community. The criteria for this aware comes down to selecting someone who; has personal action to service community causes, significant and sustained record of volunteer service, significant contribution to improve the quality of life, promotion of values consistent with the betterment of society, in good standing with the University, and employment with the University for a minimum of three years.
Addie is truly one of the friendliest, generous, and compassionate people I have ever met in my entire life. We are grateful to have Addie working in our facility and cannot wait to see what other amazing achievements are in her future.