Ms. Winnie was recognized on February 17, 2016, during the Staff Senate Meeting for recently being honored at the Board of Supervisors Meeting as the First Recipient of the MLK Unsung Hero Award from the LSU Office of Diversity.
Ms. Winnie, as everyone calls her, works in the Office of Transportation services but everyone knows her as the smiling face that greets faculty, staff, and visitors at the traffic booth at the intersection of Dalrymple Drive and Infirmary Road. Always with a wave, a “good morning”, “how are you?”, a word of encouragement or a word of concern, Ms. Winnie is always there making LSU a welcoming place and a reminder for some of us on our busy days to slow down just a little and remember that the people are what makes LSU unique.
Recently, Ms. Winnie was recognized by the LSU Office of Diversity as the first recipient of the MLK Unsung Hero Award. This award is given to an individual whose actions and daily work embody the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ms. Winnie serves as a true ambassador for LSU, doing her part to ensure that each person she encounters is treated with compassion, dignity, fairness, and of course Tiger pride.
Ms. Winnie has been quoted as saying, “People can choose to have a good day or a bad one, and I always choose to have a good day.” Her supervisor Kori Chisham considers Ms. Winnie an example for all employees and says she is a joy to work with.
The Council of Staff Advisors asks you to join us in congratulating Ms. Winnie on her recent recognition but more importantly thanking her for her daily contribution to LSU.