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Student Affairs and Academic Support

GEMS (Gamecocks Who Excel at Magnificent Service)

The GEMS recognition program makes it easy to celebrate employee achievements and say thank you to staff. The GEMS program recognizes specific actions and behaviors that support our division's values: collaborate, inclusion, innovation, integrity and service.


All employees in the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support are eligible to receive a GEMS recognition — full-time, part-time, temporary, research grant/time-limited and graduate assistants.


There are two ways to participate:

  1. Recognize someone online using the form below. 
  2. Complete a physical GEMS notecard and send it to the employee you want to recognize, because a handwritten note is always nice. From there, the employee who received the GEMS notecard can register it online using the form below.

Gift Card Drawing

Once either an online GEMS form is completed or a physical GEMS notecard is registered online, both the issuer and recipient will be automatically entered to win a $25 electronic gift card for the month in which the GEMS form was submitted. If you receive a physical notecard, complete the form below to be entered to win. The gift card winners will receive individual notification by email. 

Thank you! 

View the list of staff members who have received a GEMS recognition this academic year. 

Randi Blackmon

Sammie Burt

Jasmine Carter

Megan Colascione

Molly Dunn

Anna Edwards

Simmie Freeman

Aaron Grubbs

Donita Harris

Chakira Hogan

Katie Hopkins

Quashon Johnson

Tecola Jones

Ryan Kelly

Elise Lewis

Jeannie Marks

Jesie McNevin

Erin Mullen

Hannah Patterson

Bethe Reed

Susan Rogers

Morgan Ruebusch

Amy Smedberg

Matthew Snyder

James Suber

Jessica Wright-Wilkins

Adrian Anderson

Victoria Anderson

Audrey Ashburn

Coleman Carlisle

Elizabeth Dillon

Callyn Fahey

Kelley Fink

Ben Galloway

Rebeca Greenfield

Ryan Gross

Chris Gulino

Mary Hallman

Jamie Howelle

Kati Jennings

Alisa Liggett

Kevin Michel

Michelle Otero 

Hannah Patterson

Mary Grace Raunikar

Dustin Roberts

James Suber

Grable Walls

Jessica Wright-Wilkins



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