George Cayton recognized as Outstanding Staff Person of the Year

George Cayton recognized as Outstanding Staff Person of the Year

Trades Specialist II George Cayton (second from left) was recently recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Staff Person of the Year.  Campus President Jennifer Orlikoff, Ph.D. (second from right), presented the award.  Debi Swick-Cruse, a writer/editor in the Marketing/Communications Department who also serves as chair for the Classified Staff Council, and Dean of Academic Affairs Gregory Ochoa, also took part in the presentation.

George Cayton, who serves as a Trades Specialist II at West Virginia University Potomac State College, was named the “2017 Outstanding Staff Person of the Year” during the College’s annual Weekend of Honors.  Cayton began working at the College while a student.  He worked part-time for two years and has been employed full-time at the College for 25 years.

According to his peers, “George goes above and beyond what’s expected of him.  He takes great pride in a job well done, has a great attitude and always wants the best for the College.  He’s very knowledgeable and enjoys sharing that knowledge with others.”

“Seeing George on campus is always a pleasure because he’s friendly, always wears a smile and when it comes to assisting or interacting with students, he’s very service-oriented,” stated a co-worker. 

Cayton also believes in the ‘Department of First Impressions’ which is evident to anyone visiting the College campus.  “The landscaping is so pristine and the campus has an overall beauty to it,” are statements often heard from visitors, students and employees.   

In addition to earning an associate degree in horticulture from Potomac State, Cayton recently earned his career diploma in locksmithing.  Furthermore, he previously taught non-credit courses at Allegany College in Maryland.