University Human Resources
Past Staff Members of the Year
The Staff Member of the Year Award is given annually to a staff member that has demonstrated incredible commitment in their service to Christ in how they do their work. First instituted in 1971, there have been 51 recipients of this honor.
1971 Merle Slabaugh, Maintenance staff 1972 Gerald “Pop” Marshall, Maintenance staff 1973 Betty Bertschinger, College nurse 1974 Joyce Jeffrey, Housekeeping staff 1975 Joyce King, Physical Education Dept. Secretary 1976 David Gidley, Director of Financial Aid 1977 Margaret Green, Secretary to Director of Christian Service 1978 Beatrice Printy Resident Director - Printy Hall 1979 Myron Youngman, Director of Student Activities 1980 Paul Ware, Maintenance staff 1981 Harold Green, Director of Christian Service 1982 Debbie Gidley, Christian Service Dept. Secretary 1983 Nancy Knauff, Student Personnel Receptionist 1984 David Purrington, Assistant Physical Plant Director 1985 Stuart Chaffe, Post Office Manager 1986 Betty Tarter, Housekeeping Director 1987 Richard Walker, Director of Campus Activities 1988 Cheryl Miller, Christian Ministries Dept. Secretary 1989 David Samuel, WCDR Audio Engineer 1990 Mark Brown [Posthumously], Security Officer 1991 David Ormsbee, Director of Admissions 1992 Susan Faulkner, Academic Vice President Secretary 1993 Helen Toinette King, Education Department Secretary 1994 Patricia Huber, Social Sciences/History Dept. Secretary 1995 Sherry Coy, Bookstore Textbook Manager 1996 Jim Cato, Director of Swordbearers Music Teams 1997 Murtha Kaercher, Patterson Clinic Health Insurance Coord. 1998 Leigh Hunt, Director of New Construction 1999 Louann Baise, Communication Arts Dept. Secretary 2000 Sandy Entner, Director of Counseling 2001 Dave Denlinger, Dept. of Engineering Lab Technician 2002 Jeff Beste, Assistant Director Campus Activities 2003 Jerry “Butch” Gleason, Automotive and Equipment Supervisor 2004 Mark Button, Production Services Chapel Manager 2005 Mark Womack, Sports Information Director 2006 Faith Linn, Director of Alumni Relations 2007 Larry Reid, Maintenance Door Hardware Specialist 2008 Jeff Reep, Associate Director of Career Services 2009 Karisa Linafelter, Associate Registrar 2010 Mark Irving, Director of Discipleship Ministries 2011 Kim Ahlgrim, Director, Academic Enrichment Center 2012 Donald Jones, Theater Designer & Technical Director 2013 Jose Sanchez, Custodian 2014 Rebecca Stowers, Associate Dean of Students 2015 Brian Burns, Director of Student Life Programs 2016 Brandon Waltz, Director of Production Services 2017 Kearsen Wideman, Assistant Manager of Custodial Services 2018 Scott Huck, University Photographer 2019 Brian Nester, Director of Global Outreach 2020 Mindy May, Assoc. VP for Student Development 2021 Aaron Cook, Director of Discipleship Ministries 2022 Brenda Reid, Director of International Student Services