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Three named Griffin Campus 2018 Employees of Year

The 2018 Classified Employees of the Year for UGA’s Griffin campus are (from left) Lewayne White, Sue Thomas and Adam Gregory.

The UGA Griffin campus recently named Adam Gregory, Sue Thomas and Lewayne White as the 2018 Classified ­Employees of the Year.

Gregory has been a part of the UGA Griffin campus for the past 10 years. He currently serves as an agricultural specialist for the Plant Genetic Resource Conservation Unit. He assists curators and technicians in field layouts, tilling and planting for regeneration and research as well as soil sampling, applying pesticides, installing irrigation, performing general and preventative maintenance and harvesting crops. He also helps with campus events such as the Turfgrass Field Day, Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day, Relay for Life and the City of Griffin Christmas parade.

Recently retired, Thomas was employed at the UGA Griffin campus for 17 years. She began as an accounting assistant for the Center for Food Safety before being promoted to accountant and senior accountant. Her responsibilities included assisting in the preparation of annual budgets, maintaining budgeting records, monthly expenditure statements, payroll, personnel database updates and serving as the center’s Human Resources representative. 

White has been a member of the UGA Griffin campus team for 12 years. A research professional III with crop and soil sciences, he  ­specifically works with the Turfgrass Breeding Program. He is responsible for the coordination and management of research programs as well as overall management of the field plots, greenhouse operations and lab operations. In addition, he supervises technicians, graduate students and temporary laborers and maintains equipment. He also helps with the City of Griffin Christmas parade, United Way Chili Cookoff and Relay for Life.

—Ashley Biles