GSU showed appreciation to its administrative assistants by hosting a week long of activities recently. Some of the activities included a brunch and fashion show put on by the SGA, a luncheon and a seminar held at the Grambling Hall.Phyllis Burton, secretary for the graduate program in the School of Social Work, was beaming with excitement as she spoke about the series of events she attended. Burton stated the event she enjoyed most was the brunch and fashion show.
“I would like to thank SGA for their hard work and effort in hosting this event.” said Burton. Burton went on to praise Thelma Williams for her speech at the luncheon. “She talked from the heart and did a great job.” Praised Burton.
Burton has been employed with GSU for 27 years. She has served as a secretary in different departments but has been with the Social Work department the longest. Her task includes but are not limited to working with the dean and the social work master’s program.
According to Burton, she likes interacting with the students who come into her office, and takes pleasure in serving them.
Alisha Bernard, secretary for the International Students Affairs (CIAP department), said although she did not attend all the events, she was pleased with the seminar on health awareness. Bernard attended the afternoon segment of the seminar and found it very informative. She was happy that the focus was on health awareness and not the duties and function of secretaries.
Bernard, employed for 10 months, said what she likes most about her job is “seeing people, meeting people from different cultures and learning about them.”
There were a few administrative assistants who did not attend the week of activities.
Regina White, secretary for the Department of Psychology and Sociology was one example. Although White did not attend this year’s activities, she thanks the persons who continue to show them appreciation. White made mention of the previous years she did attend the events and said the activities are usually good.
White has been at GSU for four years and enjoys helping and interacting with students.