Jeffery Archie, a carpenter in Pensacola State College’s Facilities, Planning and Construction Department, has been named the July Talent of the Month by Kelly Services.
Archie who has been with the college for 16 years was nominated by his supervisor, Diane Bracken because of his outstanding work ethic.
“When we lost a team member in December, Jeff stepped up and did the work of both positions,” said Bracken, director of the college’s Facilities, Planning and Construction Department. “In addition, Jeff has had to take on the work of another employee who was out with an injury.”
Archie, who started working at the college at age 16, said he was surprised and ecstatic being designated Talent of the Month for July.
“Mrs. Bracken totally surprised me by nominating me. I learned that I had been selected on Aug. 21 – the day of the eclipse. Mrs. Bracken told me she was having a breakfast with the department employees to talk about the eclipse,” he remembered. “When I walked into the breakfast, all of my coworkers and Kelly Services were there to make the announcement.”
Bracken describes Archie as a role model in her department.
“Through everything that has been asked of him, Jeff has kept a positive attitude and is helpful and friendly to everyone he works with,” she said. “He is someone I can count on to do whatever it takes to get a job done.”
Archie said he was overwhelmed by the accolade.
“I’ve been here so long ─ this wasn’t expected. I’m just overwhelmed and very appreciative of this honor,” he said. “Pensacola State has raised me, without the college I don’t know where I would be. I’ve been here since I was 16.”
Dawn Hope, Kelly Services Account Talent Manager, is seeking nominees for Talent of the Month.
“If you have a Kelly employee you would like us to consider for the Talent of the Month, send the submission to me,” Hope said. “If you don’t have a submission, but would like to help me pick the winner for June, that would be awesome.”