UHV honors employee of the year at luncheon
University of Houston-Victoria staff chose a student advising coordinator as the university's 2012 Employee of the Year.
Cherlyn Hodge, student advising coordinator in the School of Arts and Sciences, received the top honor Tuesday at the university's annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon. University employees attended the event to recognize faculty and staff members celebrating employment anniversaries.
Hodge began working at UHV in 2004. She provides guidance for all the school's degree programs and is the adviser for all UHV student athletes. She also serves as an adviser for the Black Student Union.
"It's a great honor to receive this award," she said. "It's also an honor for my fellow advisers. We all work well together. It's not just a win for me. It's a win for our advising team."
Hodge said the recognition is even more special because it came from her peers and because UHV is her alma mater.
"I've worked for UHV for awhile, and my favorite part of the job is working with student athletes," she said. "Every situation is unique, so it's fun."
Tracey Fox, director of services for the School of Arts & Sciences, said Hodge is dependable, efficient and a huge asset to the school.
"She is well versed in each of the degree programs as well as admissions policies and procedures," Fox said. "She deserves to be recognized for her outstanding work ethic and service to UHV."
UHV staff members cast votes on an email ballot listing each 2012 UHV Employee of the Month who still works at the university.
Hodge received a $500 check, a UHV T-shirt and a plaque. Her name also will be engraved on the Employee of the Year plaque displayed in UHV University West.