Debbie Donaldson has served as the Human Resource Technician for the Military Science Department for almost 30 years. A native of the area, Debbie is a proud BASA supporter and can be seen with her family at almost every ETSU athletic event. Debbie’s role in the program is critical in ensuring that Department of Defense pay and benefits, to include scholarship funds, are issued in a timely manner to the Cadet/University. Debbie handles all administrative actions required by the Army to include the management of our Cadre professional files as well as the lengthy administrative requirements to bring a prospect into the program as a Cadet. Based on her experience and length of service here at ETSU, Debbie is another who has been instrumental in assisting our newly assigned military personnel as they transition and adjust to life on a college campus.


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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.  Include a picture if available, or we will schedule a photo shoot.  Following receipt of a signed form, the web posting will be scheduled and a courtesy copy of the nomination form will be forwarded to the  employee and placed in the employee’s official personnel folder.

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.

Thank you for helping us recognize our outstanding ETSU employees!