Building Maintenance Tech II
CVM Facilities Engineering
MSU Starkville Campus
Years in Position: 2.5
Years of Service to MSU: 2.5
The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine relies on Joseph Elinburg to keep the buildings operating smoothly.
Elinburg maintains the plumbing, repairs mechanical equipment, and does whatever else needs to be done.
CVM is home to a wide range of research, Extension/outreach and academic programs and veterinary services, including the Animal Health Center, classrooms, laboratories and surgical units, which means Elinburg stays very busy.
Roy Watkins, Building Services Supervisor for CVM Facilities Engineering, said Elinburg is a great employee.
“Joseph is very pleasant to be around,” Watkins said. “He is responsible in carrying out his duties that come with the job. He is a very capable worker.”
When Elinburg is not working, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. He has a wife and a two-year-old child.
Mechanic Shop Supervisor
Delta Research and Extension Center
Years in Position: 16
Years of Service to MSU: 16
Marvin Saulter gave up being his own boss when he took a job as the Mechanic Shop Supervisor at the Delta Research and Extension Center.
“I was self-employed when I interviewed for the job as a mechanic,” Saulter said. “They offered me a deal that I could not turn down. I have been there ever since.”
Saulter said the best part of his job is being able to fix a variety of equipment. At a station with extensive agricultural research and Extension projects, he has plenty of machinery to keep him busy.
“I fix the trucks, cars and so forth,” Saulter said. “I make sure that everything is working how it is supposed to be. I just like fixing things.”
During his time at the Stoneville campus, Saulter has grown to appreciate his colleagues.
“My favorite memory on the job can only be one thing,” Saulter said. “I like to agitate Elmer Burchfield, the business manager at the Delta Research and Extension Center.” Burchfield has worked at the station for 50 years.
In his spare time, Saulter said he enjoys outdoor activities, music and spending time with his family. He has two children, ages 34 and 40.
“I love flying,” Saulter said. “I also enjoy playing the guitar and singing old, good country music.