Three honored with Kay W. Hovious Award for outstanding delegates

June 24, 2015
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From left to right: Karen Jenkins-Cheek, Yvonne Dunlap, Tammy Cox and Charles Streeter. Photograph courtesy of Jackie Overton.

Three outstanding Employee Forum delegates were honored for their work at the June 10, 2015 at the annual Forum delegate retreat. Yvonne Dunlap, Karen Jenkins-Cheek and Tammy Cox received the Kay W. Hovious Award in appreciation of their exceptional service to staff at Carolina.

Yvonne Dunlap has served as chair of the Personnel Issues Committee and has been an active contributor to the Employee Forum’s InTouch publication. Dunlap has been a tireless advocate for staff and an outspoken supporter of fair access to education, employment, housing, healthcare, and equal treatment under the law. She is currently Regulatory Associate at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Karen Jenkins-Cheek is well-known to Parking Coordinators across campus. She is the Parking Services Manager in the Department of Transportation and Parking. Beyond her daily job duties, Jenkins-Cheek has helped to organize food drives, recruit staff to the Employee Forum and organize meetings and events for Forum delegates. She has served as the chair for Membership and Assignments Committee.

Tammy Cox is currently Assistant Dean of Administration in the School of Information and Library Science. Although Cox has been at Carolina for only six years, she has an impressive 23 years of state service under her belt. She has served as Forum Treasurer for a number of years and has been vital to helping plan and budget for Forum events and activities. In addition, she is a regular contributor to InTouch. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in adult education and plans to teach college-level courses in the future.

The Forum would like to thank these three dedicated members for all they have done for staff on this campus and for their friendship and congeniality.

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