Employee Recognition

Featured Employee

Featured Employee

Laure Craddock

Office Coordinator, University Advancement

Laure Craddock is, very simply, the backbone of the central University Advancement Office. You can find her on the third floor of Burgin Dossett performing one of the most challenging high-wire acts in the office. Laure is responsible for greeting and assisting all of our donors, staff, students, and other visitors with a smile and a high degree of professionalism. In the midst of nearly constant interruptions, she consistently goes out of her way to make sure everyone gets exactly what they need. In addition to serving as an information hub for the entire office, she also provides direct support to the Executive Director of Annual Giving and the Director of Development for University Advancement.

Laure originally hails from Grafton, Ohio and lived in the Sarasota, Florida area for most of her life. She attended Sarasota County Vocational-Technical Center, graduating with a Certificate in Occupational Office Training in 1976. After spending most of her career at Florida Power and Light Company, Laure came to ETSU Advancement in 2007. In 2009, she earned a Certified Professional Secretary rating from the International Association of Administrative Professionals. Laure and her husband, John, have 3 children and 3 grandchildren, all living in the Tri-city area.

I can think of no one who better exemplifies the ETSU spirit than Laure and we appreciate her efforts!

Pam Ritter

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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