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The Division of Business and Finance at N.C. A&T State recently announced the recipients of its annual incentive awards. The winners are Queen McSwain, manager of the year, and Lottayne Widemon, employee of the year.

Each received $600 and free parking for a year.McSwain was selected as manager of the year for the division based on her devotion and duty. Her supervisor, Charles McIntyre, vice-chancellor for business and finance, describes McSwain as being a self-starter, highly self-motivated and someone who requires minimum supervision.

``In my opinion, McSwain is the glue that holds the operations in the vice chancellor's immediate office together. She is really a valuable asset and would be very difficult to replace,' said McIntrye.McSwain joined the A&T staff in 1985. She has worked in numerous areas throughout the Division of Business and Finance including Office of University Engineer, Contract and Grants and Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business Services. She is special assistant to the vice-chancellor for business and finance.

McSwain received her B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in management from A&T. She is enrolled in a MBA Program at High Point University.

McSwain is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and New Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Widemon was named employee of the year in the category of innovation. ``Lottayne has initiated and successfully established two outstanding methods that have brought thanks from university departments, and have saved both the purchasing office and the accounts payable staff many hours of work previously performed manually,' said Scott Hummel, Widemon's supervisor and assistant comptroller for university accounting.

``In the current environment, innovative ideas need to be rewarded and promoted in order that others will be encouraged to further improve areas of operation, and make them more efficient.

The ultimate goal is to better serve our students, and the innovative ideas Lottayne has implemented serve to show what can be done when we break away from our current routine,' Hummel said.

Widemon went to A&T in 1982, and works as supervisor for general accounting and accounts payables.

Widemon received her B.S. degree in accounting and master's degree in adult education from A&T.

She is a member of numerous organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Greensboro Women's Investment Club, National Alumni Association and the Aggie Club. Widemon is a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where she is budget officer.


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