UGA School of Law employee honored for service

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Writer: Cindy Herndon, 706/542-5172, cindyh@uga.edu
Contact: Lisa Mathis, 706/542-5075, lcmathis@uga.edu
Cindy Wentworth, 706/542-5173, cwent@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law Staff Council presented Lisa C. Mathis with the 2007 Emma P. Terrell Employee of the Year Award in December. This annual award recognizes and rewards employees for their service to the law school.

A native of Commerce, Ga., Mathis has worked at the School of Law since 2002 and currently serves as its events coordinator. She was one of nine employees nominated for the award, which was presented by last year's winner and chair of the Law School Staff Council Cindy F. Wentworth.

"I am very honored to receive this award," Mathis said. "It means a lot to me."

One nomination for Mathis stated, "She is a true and valuable team player. She has an exemplary service attitude no matter who she is dealing with."

Another nomination read, "[Mathis] strives for perfection in all she does and her work product certainly reflects this. I can't think of a better candidate for this award as she emulates so many of Emma's qualities and shares her same level of caring for people."

The award, formerly known as the Employee Distinguished Service Award, was renamed in February 2005 in memory of the late Emma P. Terrell, a longtime employee remembered for her dedication to and enthusiasm for the law school.

The Law School Staff Council presents this award annually to recognize staff members who demonstrate an outstanding work ethic, commitment to service and exceptional job performance in addition to the cooperation necessary to increase the quality of education and service provided by the law school. Recipients receive a $500 monetary award and a framed certificate.

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Note to editors: A photo of Mathis is available by calling 706/542-5172.