Ellisville State School Holds Annual Employee Appreciation Program

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​Ellisville State School recently honored 146 employees for their years of service. Employees with five year increments of service each received certificates and gifts of appreciation followed by a reception in their honor. Eleven employees had 25 or more consecutive years of service to Ellisville State School.

ESS Director Rinsey McSwain congratulated the employees on their years of service and expressed her thanks to the staff for the great job they do on a daily basis in providing services to the people on the main campus and in the community programs.

“I thank you for making their years at Ellisville State School positive,” McSwain told the audience. “Not only do we at Ellisville State School appreciate your hard work and dedication, but the family members of those we serve appreciate what you do.”

Brenda Lomax, who works in the Jaycee Evaluation Center as a speech pathologist for the ESS diagnostic and evaluation team, received a standing ovation from program attendees as the longest tenured employee at the program. ESS Director Rinsey McSwain announced that Lomax has worked at ESS for 45 years.

“She has seen some extraordinary changes during her 45 years of service,” said McSwain.  “We are honored to have her as part of our Ellisville State School family and appreciate her hard work and long years of service.”

Also on hand to commend Lomax and other honorees for their dedicated service were Renée Brett, director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities; Robert Landrum, chair of the Mississippi Board of Mental Health; and Ellisville Mayor Lynn Buckhaults.

The Employee Appreciation Program is made possible through employee fundraising efforts throughout the year.

 

 

  

(25 years): Ellisville State School recently honored employees for 25 years of service. Honorees (seated L to R) are Simmy Cooley, Renee Martinolich, Kathy Buckhaults, and Elizabeth Watson Thomas. Congratulating the employees are (standing L to R) Robert Landrum, Chair, Mississippi Board of Mental Health; Dr. Kenneth O’Neal, Assistant Director, Ellisville State School; Cindy Cooley, Director of Units, Ellisville State School; Renée Brett, Director, Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mississippi Department of Mental Health; Rinsey McSwain, Director, Ellisville State School; Ellisville Mayor Lynn Buckhaults; and Candy Maxey, Assistant Director, Ellisville State School. Not pictured are Glenda F. Collins, Paul G. Graham, and Angela R. Ray.

 

 

 

(30 Years): Employees recently honored for 30 years of service to Ellisville State School are (seated L to R) Jacqueline Jordan and Marla J. Ingram. Congratulating the employees are (standing L to R) Robert Landrum, Chair, Mississippi Board of Mental Health; Dr. Kenneth O’Neal, Assistant Director, Ellisville State School; Cindy Cooley, Director of Units, Ellisville State School; Renée Brett, Director, Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mississippi Department of Mental Health; Rinsey McSwain, Director, Ellisville State School; Ellisville Mayor Lynn Buckhaults; and Candy Maxey, Assistant Director, Ellisville State School. Not pictured is Mark Townley.

 

 

  

(45 Years): Ellisville State School recently honored Brenda Lomax (seated) for 45 years of service. Congratulating Ms. Lomax are (standing L to R) Robert Landrum, Chair, Mississippi Board of Mental Health; Dr. Kenneth O’Neal, Assistant Director, Ellisville State School; Cindy Cooley, Director of Units, Ellisville State School; Renée Brett, Director, Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mississippi Department of Mental Health; Rinsey McSwain, Director, Ellisville State School; Ellisville Mayor Lynn Buckhaults; and Candy Maxey, Assistant Director, Ellisville State School.

 

 

 


Article Date:   11/1/2017   |   Expiration Date:   10/31/2018


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