Greenville, S.C. (February 5, 2014) – In the University’s chapel service Feb. 3, Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Bob Jones University, awarded Joshua Ryerson, a senior business (concentration in trades) major from Greenwood, S.C., the Student Worker Appreciation Award.
The Student Worker Appreciation Award is one of six President’s Club awards given by the President to students at Bob Jones University.
One of Ryerson’s supervisors nominated him for the award by stating, “Josh works in the HVAC department in Facilities doing planned maintenance. He has a number of responsibilities which he carries out with little or no instruction. He systematically accomplishes the tasks he is given with efficiency and thoroughness. Josh can work on just about anything mechanical including water pumps, electric motors, air compressors, heating systems and air handling machinery. Josh is always willing, pleasant, respectful and available when needed. Many times he has sacrificed his free time and worked past his normal work hours to help complete a job.
Off campus, Josh ministers at his home church teaching Sunday school, filling in with a message from God’s Word when needed and performing custodial duties.”
This job is not one of the most noticeable responsibilities on campus, but Josh has demonstrated a work ethic that prizes perseverance over ease. It is the kind of mentality that Proverbs 6 designates as “wise.”
Students are nominated for President’s Club awards by faculty, staff and their peers, and a committee selects recipients from the nominations received. In addition to recognition in a President’s Club chapel, recipients have their photo displayed in the university Student Center and enjoy dinner with the president.