2015 Points of Excellence Recipients

Michelle “Mada” Smith – Work Performance

Michelle “Mada” Smith is a grounds keeper and her route consists of the area around Centennial Hall, West Campus Suites and the Campus Recreation Center. Mada has been with us for two years on the grounds crew and in that time she has transformed the west side of campus from mediocre landscaping and maintenance to top notch appearance. There is never a weed in the mulched beds, the mowing and trimming is always caught up, the entry ways are always blown and clear of debris. She is one of the best workers I have ever seen on a grounds crew. It’s not uncommon to see Mada working in the rain wearing a jacket even though she knows she could wait out the rain if she needed to. She should be an inspiration to all other workers as she strives to make sure area looks as good as it can on a daily basis. She also has a wonderful personality and is always pleasant to co-workers. She is a great addition to the grounds crew at Truman State University.