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Rogers, Irby earn Staff Achievement Awards for third, fourth quarters


USAO Financial Aid Clerk Robyn Rogers and Groundskeeper Kirk Irby receive the Regents Staff Achievement Award for the third and fourth quarter of the 2014-15 academic year from Ashley Donald, administrative assistant for USAO Student Services and the 2013-14 Regents Staff Achievement Employee of the Year.

Rogers, Irby earn Staff Achievement Awards for third, fourth quarters

 

Two employees at the University of Science and Arts of were awarded the Regents Staff Achievement Award for the third and fourth quarter of 2014-15.

The third quarter selection for the award is Financial Aid Clerk Robyn Rogers and Groundskeeper Kirk Irby was recognized as the fourth quarter recipient.

One of the nomination letters described Rogers as “professional, friendly and willing to help.

“She was our go-to-person for a good work study student and always kept our specific needs in minds. She pulls whatever strings she can to help out the staff member or student in need. She remains calm under pressure which is a skill that is hard to come by,” the letter said.

Rogers is a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a degree in graphic design and visual communications. She has been a member of the USAO staff since 2012.

She and her husband, William, live in Anadarko. The couple enjoys reading, fishing and visiting with family.

Irby oversees the upkeep of USAO’s 70-acre campus including its lawns, trees and flower beds. He also assists in a number of other projects within the the maintenance department.

One of the nominations commented that Irby is a model employee who takes very little time off. “He always wears a smile and has a kind word for everyone he comes in contact with.” 

They continued that he was always on time, takes very little time off and does what is asked of him without complaint.

Irby is Chickasha native where he and his wife, Dana, live. The couple have three adult children.

The Regents Staff Achievement Award is presented quarterly to one outstanding staff member. From these award winners, an Employee of the Year recipient is selected. That person will be recognized at the USAO Board of Regents meeting in September.