Human Resources has announced the first two Missouri Southern employees to qualify for prizes from the PAWsitively the Best store.

Leona Belk, data specialist in the Admissions Department, and Shakira Rhoads, assistant director of Career Services are the first prize recipients.

Launched in 2020, PAWsitively the Best is the university’s online commendation program. Using the desktop icon, employees can submit a commendation for a colleague. Accumulated points can be used to purchase rewards for Southern-branded merchandise and on-campus immersive experiences like a visit to the crime lab or bee hives.

For more information about the program, contact