Hawken Rives, IT – Recognized for his extraordinary contributions in developing and implementing Phase I of DegreePath, allowing the college to keep advancing the student experience and increase accuracy while awarding degrees.
Dan Beach, IT – Recognized for creating the design and inner-workings of the online benefits enrollment process from scratch.
Jean Callister-Benson, College Special Events – Recognized for taking over commencement planning and implementation from another area in addition to her normal responsibilities.
Jacqueline Christensen, Human Resources – Recognized for her contributions to the benefits online enrollment process as well as the introduction of HSA accounts.
Brad Hoff, Alumni and Parent Relations – Recognized for his extraordinary efforts in leading the revamping of the Alumni and Parents Relations function for the College.
Kevin Larson, Facilities – Recognized for leading and supervising the Telecommunications staff through CLEC fiber and business installations.
Roberta Lembke, IT, Library, and Telecommunications – Recognized for taking over supervision of Telecommunications, her contributions to keeping services running while seeking a buyer, and her contributions to the Broadening the Bridge collaborative efforts with the Carleton IT and Library services.
Craig Rice, IT – Recognized for his Telecommunications work with CLEC customer service operations.
Jessica Smisek, Human Resources – Recognized for her behind the scenes administrative support and customization of the online benefits forms complete with electronic signatures and coordinating the various employee training sessions.
Wendy Woitalla, IT – Recognized for her role in the online benefits enrollment process and automating the distribution of annual salary letters to Employee Self-Service accounts.
Megan Carmes, International and Off-Campus Studies – Recognized for her contributions in working with the international students when there was a vacancy in the role where primary responsibility resided.
Chad Christiansen, Public Safety – Recognized for his contributions in automating the records management system for the Parking Office function as well as his work across the campus on various alarm and surveillance camera systems.
Sindy Fleming, Multicultural Affairs – Recognized for her contributions to the Sustained Dialogue program.
Darla Frandrup, Psychology – Recognized for her idea and creation of a Wait List Google Form and process used in the Psychology Department.
Nancy Peterson, Advancement Services – Recognized for her contributions in assuming the leadership role in the Advancement Services area until the position was filled.
Diane Von Ruden, Counseling Center – Recognized for her contributions in the transition to Electronic Medical Records for the Counseling Center.
Anne Wallin, Payroll – Recognized for her contributions to ensure the payroll process continued through a difficult time of being short staffed.
John Arndt, Business Office – Recognized for his contributions in assuming the leadership role of covering for the Senior Accountant open position and pitching in on various projects like the endowment audit and assisting with tax compliance for international students.
Aleece DeWald, Admissions – Recognized for her volunteering to plan and manage all of our winter and spring on-campus events.
Sarah Johnston, Library – Recognized for her lead role for the Bridge Consortium project conversion to Alma.
Steve Lindley, Financial Aid – Recognized for his contributions in taking an increased role and responsibility within the Office of Financial Aid while the Director role was open.
Sue Newland, Philosophy – Recognized for the online guide for AAAs that was approved by the administration as an extensive and sophisticated document.
Susie Smalling, Social Work and Family Studies – Recognized for her extraordinary contributions to the Title IX Working Group that exceeded expectations.
Sarah Beth Weeks, Library – Recognized for her lead role for the Bridge Consortium project conversion to Alma.
Suzan Wegner, Provost and Dean of the College Office – Recognized for her contributions in assuming the main role of the Faculty Data Coordinator while that position was vacant.
Laura Knobel-Piehl, Academic Support Center – Recognized for her contributions for covering the job of a co-worker who was on leave. This involved meeting with prospective students, conduct intakes and implement accommodations.
BreAne Hampsher, Academic Support Center – Recognized for her contributions for covering the summer responsibilities of co-worker who was on leave. This involved scheduling prospective students and managing the needs of students in the Academic Support Center.
Devin Lackie, Physics – Recognized for his continued support outside of normal responsibilities in the Physics Department. Specifically, work on the FNSM program, work on the lake coring tower, and general skills and results in fabricating complex projects as examples.
Stephanie Ruckel, Business Office – Recognized for collaboration with the Financial Aid Office to improve the customer service flow for students and for collaborating with Public Safety to incorporate Parking Services for faculty, staff and students.
Kathy Glampe, Center for Academic Support and Advising – Recognized for leading the task force with multiple members that resulted in an analysis of current retention rates, goals for increasing the retention rates and recommended strategies to accomplish those goals.