Yvonne Wright named Staff Employee of the Month


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (March 10, 2014) – Yvonne Wright, office manager for the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences/Cooperative Extension, was chosen to receive the Employee Excellent Customer Service Award for the month of February. The Tuskegee University Staff Senate sponsors the award. Ntam Baharanyi, assistant administrator of CAENS/Cooperative Extension, nominated her. He said what he admires about Wright is “her acute self-deprecating sense of humor that she uses extremely well to avoid office politics and talk about other people.”

Wright exemplifies the role of a customer service representative for not only CAENS/Cooperative Extension, but also Tuskegee University as a whole. She will always try to address any customer complaint or request satisfactorily and when unable to, she points them in the direction of someone who can. Wright is a dedicated employee who is consistently on time for work and will make herself available when needed before, after or on weekends when requested.

Wright interacts well with her co-workers, work-study students, other students, vendors and other employees of the university. She has a very pleasant personality and will go above and beyond her stated job description to assist with additional assignments. She has become the go-to staff person for Cooperative Extension specialists and faculty who are organizing educational workshops. Because of her personality and willingness to please and work with others, she has established relationships all over the campus that she can rely on for assistance with requests and needed assistance.

Wright is a graduate of Tuskegee Institute High School, Class of 1972, and Trenholm State Technical College, Class of 1974. Wright was employed with Tuskegee University John Andrews Hospital until its closing in 1988. She then transferred to the Public Relations Department. In 1993, she began working with the Cooperative Extension Program where she has remained since. She has served on the Staff Senate and was also selected as Staff Member of the Month. 

She is the mother of two boys and an active member of Bethel Baptist Church of Tuskegee, Alabama. 

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