Having an abundance of knowledge and always demonstrating a willingness to help is how co-workers describe Jamie Seward, South Dakota State University’s Civil Service Employee of the Month for November.
A custodial supervisor I, Seward manages the custodial operations of the Avera Health and Science Center, Berg Agricultural Hall, Enrollment Services Center, Wenona Hall and The Barn.
“Jamie brings a great knowledge and makes people around him better,” said Todd Wixon.
“He is respected by his peers and he shows a lot of respect for his crew. He appreciates us for what we do get done,” said Charlotte Engelmeyer.
Certified in fire restoration, water restoration, mold remediation, tile restoration, carpet cleaning restoration, structural drying restoration, HVAC and duck work systems, Seward brings a well-rounded knowledge base.
“I would like to congratulate Jaime on his years of dedicated service in working for SDSU. He is an anchor for custodial with his vast knowledge in the field. He provides great leadership to the team and is willing to help anyone. He works third shift and oversees the Avera Health and Science Center group with 11 workers. This award is well deserved for someone who gives his all on a daily basis,” said Troy Syhre, SDSU’s director of custodial services.
He and his wife, Connie, live in Volga. They have two daughters, Sydney and Sierra, and three sons, Casey, Jazon and Axel. A volunteer firefighter, Seward enjoys fishing, camping, hiking and survival training.
All SDSU Employee of the Month selections are determined through a nomination process by the Civil Service Advisory Council. Each civil service employee of the month receives an appreciation monetary gift from the F.O. Butler Foundation. The trustees of the foundation recognize the importance of civil service employees and take this opportunity to thank them for their exemplary service.