Muncy Receives Prestigious Air Force Award

by Jenni Hodges, Public Relations Writer

Monique Muncy, administrative assistant for the department of English, literature and modern languages, recently received the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Award for Exceptional Public Service. Muncy was the first Air National Guard nominee to receive this award, which is the second-highest honor given to private citizens.

The award recognized Muncy’s service to military families, particularly through her work to produce the first Air National Guard Family Guide in 2011. Muncy provided the information that six Cedarville students used to create the guide, which covers a wide range of topics—including deployment, kids, and finances—and is now used by military families across the country.

Muncy retired from the Air National Guard in 2001 after 20 years of service, and she has been at Cedarville since 2003. “I am very active with our students,” she said. “Even though I serve administratively, I’m kind of the mom of our department.”

Students said Muncy’s hospitality and communication hold the department together. Muncy plans to become even more involved with students now that her husband, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Muncy, has retired and will be traveling less.

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