Employee Recognition

Featured Employee


Donna Dougherty

Educational Planner
Office of CME, Quillen College of Medicine

“The previous Associate Dean retired in November 2014. Between that time and my start date of 10/15/2015, Donna was instrumental in keeping the daily operations of the office running smoothly. This involves knowledge and application of extensive ACCME regulations and requirements and adherence to the requirements in each of the 255 CME activities accredited through this office. Donna worked very closely with the Interim Associate Dean (Martha Whaley) to provide daily oversight, and assisted in researching and preparing extensive and essential required reports to the ACCME, with highly positive results for the accreditation status of the Quillen College of Medicine. For taking on responsibility far above and beyond the call of duty and outside the scope of her position and achieving outstanding results over a period of 11 months, I nominate Donna Dougherty. She is a treasure and my position here would be much more difficult had she and Martha Whaley not performed so superlatively.” Eileen Bailey

“Donna Dougherty, [Educational Planner] at the Quillen Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME), is an invaluable member of East Tennessee State University. She has been a part of the office for approximately 6 years and came to us after working several years with Eastman Chemical Company. Donna is always professional and understands that people come first at ETSU. She has always encouraged others to seek their full potential by identifying and concentrating on the strengths of her co-workers. The office serves a diverse array of providers in the area and Donna always ensures our registrants are treated with the highest respect and dignity. Donna builds her relationships at ETSU and in the community with trust, integrity, and honesty. She has a high level of commitment to academic achievement and has previously taught classes in computer skills. I am privileged to have the ability to work with Donna in OCME”. Krista Cole

To view past featured employees, visit the Featured Employee Archive.

The Office of Human Resources requests your assistance in recognizing our outstanding ETSU employees (faculty and staff). Each month on the homepage of the Human Resources web site we feature an employee or group of employees who have displayed outstanding service to the university and/or our surrounding community. These are our employees who probably would not receive local media attention but deserve acclaim for the good work they perform. 

To nominate an employee or work group, please complete the Employee Recognition Program Form. Also write a short narrative describing how the nominee(s) demonstrate one or more of the following nomination criteria:

  • Performed a noteworthy single act

  • A human interest story

  • Job performance above and beyond the call of duty

  • Exhibits a positive attitude and image of the university

  • Outstanding support or attendance of university programs and events

  • Outstanding service through involvement in civic organizations and/or through volunteerism

  • Open, you tell us their story

  • If you would like, you may also include an interesting personal story or information that would enhance the employees recognition

Please return the Employee Recognition Program Form with approval signatures through campus mail to the Office of Human Resource, Box 70564.  

Thank you for helping us recognize our outstanding ETSU employees!

Permission for East Tennessee State University’s Office of Human Resources to prepare a release and use this information on the Human Resources departmental website and the external Jobs Web Site is required.  The Office of Human Resources reserves the right to edit, publish, or not publish any submissions to the Employee Recognition Program.


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