H-E-B's Deskins receives 'Spirit' award

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

H-E-B Pharmacy Technician Glenna Deskins smile greets customers when they arrive for their annual flu shot at the Marble Falls H-E-B Store. She is being honored with a regional award on Nov. 8.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, Glenna Deskins will be recognized for what customers of the Marble Falls H-E-B knew already.

She is to receive the Spirit of H-E-B Award for the Central Texas Region.

The pharmacy technician is probably best known for her winning smile that greets customers at the annual the vaccination clinics inside the H-E-B Pharmacy. Deskins has been with the local H-E-B store for 19 years, a second career after retiring here with her husband, Darvis, 20 years ago.

“I had worked in the medical field all my life, starting with answering the phone up to office manager with internal medicine, pediatrics and surgery,” Said Deskins. “It wasn't long after we retired before pharmacy seemed like a good fit.”

There is a good reason everyone associates Deskins with flu season.

“One of our pharmacists, Swati Marchant, and I started the flu clinics here in 2005,” she added. “Now we go all over Marble Falls, Meadowlakes and sometimes Granite Shoals; wherever it makes it convenient for people to get their flu shots.”

“We are very proud of her,” said Rudy Gill, unit director. “Glenna embodies the spirit of H-E-B every day.

“She was nominated by her peers here at the store level, won the district and, now, the regional award.”

The presentation will be made at the company-wide 2017 Because People Matter event at the historic Pearl Stable in San Antonio.

“I am humbled,” said Deskins. “But, I'm pleased to bring the award to our store where everyone has a commitment to our customers.”

Deskins and her husband reared two children and now enjoy four grandsons 20, 21, 24 and 26.

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