John Mason – October employee of the month

Congratulations to the October employee of the month, John Mason! Mason is a research specialist from the Eastern Shore Agriculture Research and Extension Center.

John Mason receiving his award alongside Mark Reiter (left) and Steve Rideout (right).

John Mason receiving his award alongside Mark Reiter (left) and Steve Rideout (right).

Mason’s nominator explained that he “is always willing to assist with any protocol or task necessary in the Soils and Nutrient Management Program.” He manages to complete all tasks accurately, professionally, and with a smile. Since being hired into the program, he has learned and now leads plot implementation that covers all aspects from tillage, pesticide applications, treatment application, harvest, and quality measurements.

He also manages, educates, and assists graduate students, undergraduate interns, and hourly wage employees to make sure all tasks are done correctly and timely. Mason’s “professional attitude, happy go lucky outlook, and helpful manner makes him a pleasure to deal with on a daily basis. Mason works diligently and jokingly to suppress otherwise tense and high pressure moments.” His nominator also mentioned that Mason is one of the hardest working, supportive, and caring employees at the Easter Shore AREC.

As the October employee of the month, he will receive a plaque, gifts from the college, have his photo displayed in the case in Hutcheson Hall, and will be eligible to be considered for the 2015-16 Employee of the Year award.

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