Tammy Cox, assistant dean of administration for the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was one of three outstanding University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Employee Forum delegates to receive the Kay W. Hovious Award at the annual Forum delegate retreat in June. Yvonne Dunlap and Karen Jenkins-Cheek also received the honor, which recognizes exceptional service to staff at Carolina.
Although Cox has been at Carolina for only six years, she has an impressive 23 years of state service under her belt. She has served as Forum treasurer for a number of years and has been vital to helping plan and budget for Forum events and activities. In addition, she is a regular contributor to InTouch. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in adult education and plans to teach college-level courses in the future.
Yvonne Dunlap has served as chair of the Personnel Issues Committee and has been an active contributor to the Employee Forum’s InTouch publication. Dunlap has been a tireless advocate for staff and an outspoken supporter of fair access to education, employment, housing, healthcare, and equal treatment under the law. She is currently a regulatory associate at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Karen Jenkins-Cheek is the parking services manager in the Department of Transportation and Parking. Beyond her daily job duties, Jenkins-Cheek has helped to organize food drives, recruit staff to the Employee Forum, and organize meetings and events for Forum delegates. She has served as the chair for the Membership and Assignments Committee.
Photo, from left: Karen Jenkins-Cheek, Yvonne Dunlap, Tammy Cox and Charles Streeter, chair of the Employee Forum . Photograph by Jackie Overton. Photo and information courtesy of InTouch, the Employee Forum newsletter.