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Belcher honored as November Traditions of Excellence recipient
Release Date Thursday, November 21, 2013

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 21, 2013) – The Career Service Council has named Nathan Belcher the Traditions of Excellence Award recipient for November 2013.

Belcher is a computer support specialist with the ITS department.

A relatively new hire, the nominator said, “He is making a name for himself by providing an outstanding level of IT Support. Nathan has demonstrated a real pride in providing the highest level of support. On top of that Nathan is always friendly and appears to be in a good mood, no matter how many computers he’s had to work on that day.”

The Career Service Council, in conjunction with the President’s Office, instituted the Traditions of Excellence Award to honor a career service employee who has performed their assigned duties at a high level or above and beyond expectations, taken the initiative to promote the concept of successful job completion and promoted a positive working relationship with students, faculty and staff.


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