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Employee Recognition

January 2017 Featured Employee


Photo of Carter Warden

Carter Warden
Assistant Director for Student Activities
Student Organization Resource Center

Some may know him as the “Yo Ho Ho Rapper” from the 2015 Student Affairs Holiday Social; others may know him as the man who creates fun underwater videos or the guy to organize major concerts at ETSU. Carter Warden truly goes above and beyond in his job duties - joyfully and generously devoting his talent to the SORC Team, the Division and the University. Once a few people became aware of what he is capable of, the requests for his help started rolling in. He has worked on videos and designed posters for various departments. He sang the national anthem at a ballgame and participated in the “So You Think You Can Sing” competition with Athletics. During the summer of 2014, he filled in as the coordinator for New Student Orientation and in the spring of 2016 he took on the temporary role of director for SORC operations and events. He accommodates all of this on top of his many responsibilities in the SORC. And the case could be made that his job requires more dedication than most because the work often means very late nights, long weekends and doing things like white washing the Pride Walk asphalt every time our students are ready to re-paint it. Meanwhile, he is always joyful, never begrudging and so much fun to work with. We are very fortunate to have him on our team!

Leah Adinolfi
Director of Student Activities
Student Organization Resource Center

Want to see some of Carter's 'fun underwater videos'? Visit Underwater Bowling or Underwater Pumpkin Carving on vemio.



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

Each month Human Resources features an employee or group of employees who have displayed outstanding service to the university and/or our surrounding community. To nominate an employee or work group, please complete the Employee Recognition Program Form ( online version or pdf version ) including a short narrative describing why the nominee(s) deserve recognition. Your narrative may include:

  • How the nominee(s) performed a noteworthy single act
  • A human interest story
  • Job performance above and beyond the call of duty
  • xhibits a positive attitude
  • Enhances the image of the university
  • Outstanding support of university programs and events
  • utstanding service through involvement in civic organizations or through volunteering

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