Past Staff Award Recipients


Outstanding Newcomer Award:
Max Poessnecker, LGBTQIA+ Student Services and Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Outstanding Staff Awards:
Hana Dinku, Pan-Afrikan Center
Lonna Field, Christensen Center for Vocation
Eric Graham, Facilities
Allyson Green, Sabo Center
Marah Jacobson-Schulte, Provost’s Office

Outstanding Department or Group:
University Events


Outstanding Newcomer Award:
Stewart Van Cleve, Library

Outstanding Staff Awards:
Kristina Fruge, Christensen Center for Vocation
Bryan Massich, Facilities Management
Lisa Raetz, Biology
Jennifer Simon, American Indian Student Services
Ann Marie Yacobucci, Education Department

Outstanding Department or Group:
Center for Wellness & Counseling


Outstanding Newcomer Award:
Emily Reinert, Strommen Career and Internship Center

Outstanding Staff Awards:
Sarah Cash-Darvell, University Events
Kris Connell, Athletics Facilities
David Hamilton, Center for Global Education and Experience
Ron Kurpiers, Library
Joe Mann, Marketing and Communications


Outstanding Newcomer Award:
Mara Kilgore, Academic Affairs

Outstanding Staff Awards:
Nate Hallanger, Academic Affairs
Verlon Moses, Custodial Services
Devon Ross, Undergraduate Admissions
Dennis Stuckey, Facilities Management
Bill Wittenbreer, Library


Avis Benson, Information Technology
Jill Davenport, Purchasing and Central Services
Sonja Hagander, Campus Ministry
Melissa Lee, Athletics
Leah Spinosa de Vega, Center for Global Education and Experience
Laura Swanson, Marketing and Communication


Barb Gaiser, Office of the President
Stephanie Ruckel, Student Financial Services
James Shropshire, Public Safety
Missy Strauch, Athletics
Eric Strom, Information Technology
Stephanie Weiss, Marketing and Communication


Jodi Collen, Event and Conference Planning
Crystal Comer, Registrar’s Office
Scott Krajewski, Information Technology
Nancy Shaeffer, Graduate Admissions
Martha Truax, Development
Abennet Tulu, Custodial Services


Sandy Fevig, Physician Assistant Studies
Judy Niemi Johnson, Admissions
Seth Lienard, Event and Conference Planning
Joanne Reeck-Irby, Campus Activities and Orientation
Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, Academic Advising
Aregash Shokiyo, Custodial Services


Stephen Geffre, Marketing and Communication
Dan Hoisington, Information Technology
Ron Kurpiers, Library
Debra Meyer, Enrollment Management
Jennifer Simon, American Indian Student Services
Cory Snyder, Student Financial Services


Michael Grewe, Campus Activities and Orientation
Nathan Lind, Information Technology
Dulce Monterrubio,
Amanda Storm, Development
Paul Terrio, Enrollment Management
Lori York, Registrar’s Office