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Employee of the Month

The Staff Employee Advocacy Council would like to recognize the outstanding contributions made by our staff members each day. It is our goal to choose one full- or part-time employee each month to celebrate as someone who is positively impacting our campus community. This person should be someone who works hard to support the University, someone who has added to the campus community in some way, and someone with whom others enjoy working.

Employee of the Month

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Nominations must be for a regular full-time, limited full-time, or part-time appointed staff employee who has worked at the University for at least 90 days. Faculty, deans, and students are not eligible.
  2. Any Valparaiso University staff member, faculty member, student, or alumni may submit a nomination via the Google Form on the SEAC website or on a paper ballot at the Harre Union Welcome Desk or the front desk at Don Hovey.
  3. A committee of SEAC members who comprise the Recognition Committee will select the winning nominee each month at their regularly scheduled meeting.

If you believe you know someone that meets those criteria, please submit this form to nominate them!

Winning nominees will receive recognition in the Campus Chronicle and at SEAC events, and they will be awarded a prize as a token of our appreciation for their work.

Congratulations to Past Employee of the Month winners!

We are so thankful to have you on our University Team!

Bob Sokol, technical equipment specialist,
College of Engineering
March 2022 Employee of the Month

Ann Weitgenant

Ann Weitgenant, associate director of Financial Aid
February 2022 Employee of the Month

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Paul Lapsansky, director of technical services, Information Technology Services
January 2022 Employee of the Month

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Katrina (Katie) Brechner, degree audit coordinator, Registrar’s Office
December 2021 Employee of the Month

Christine Mileusnich, building service technician, Facilities Management
November 2021 Employee of the Month

Kaila Neasman, instructional technologist/BlackBoard administrator
October 2021 Employee of the Month

Jodi Gass, administrative assistant for the Physician Assistant program, CONHP
September 2021 Employee of the Month

Daniela Trajceski, program coordinator for International & Global Engagement
August 2021 Employee of the Month

Angie Taylor, administrative assistant for the Center for the Arts, July 2021 Employee of the Month

Angie Taylor, administrative assistant for the Center for the Arts
July 2021 Employee of the Month

Ryan Bye, director, Student Involvement & New Student Programs, Student Life
June 2021 Employee of the Month

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Colette Williams, coordinator of accounts payable in the Finance Office
May 2021 Employee of the Month

Jennifer Smolnicky

Jennifer Smolnicky, academic advisor for the College of Nursing and Health Professions
April 2021 Employee of the Month

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Alyssa Darrol (right), assistant registrar
March 2021 Employee of the Month

Lisa Dorsey, office manager for Counseling Services
February 2021 Employee of the Month

Jean Marshall, supervisor in Building Services
January 2021 Employee of the Month

Mary Patton, manager of University Mail Services
December 2020 Employee of the Month

Melanie Trowbridge, associate director of Continuous Improvement
November 2020 Employee of the Month

Laura Sanders, director of the Hesse Learning Center
October 2020 Employee of the Month

Kelley Eshenaur, director of the Student Health Center
September 2020 Employee of the Month

Bonnie Dahlke Goebbert, Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Student Life
August 2020 Employee of the Month

Dave Sierkowski, Chief Information Office, IT
July 2020 Employee of the Month

June 2020 Employees of the Month –

ALL Valpo Staff Employees (No Photo Available)

May 2020 Employee of the Month –

Allison Urbanczyk, Interim Registrar (No Photo Available)

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Kevin Steele, VITAL
April 2020 Employee of the Month

Emily Prough, Office of International Programs
March 2020 Employee of the Month

Carrie Whittier, Student Affairs
February 2020 Employee of the Month

Ron Taylor, building services technician, Facilities Management
January 2020 Employee of the Month

Eric Kwiecien and Doug Rogers, maintenance services technicians, Facilities Management
December 2019 Employee of the Month

Rich Miller, technical support specialist for the Office of Information Technology
November 2019 Employee of the Month award

Alan Mangene, building service technician in the Harre Union, Facilities Management
September 2019 Employee of the Month

Jon Hendricks, director of university photography and videography, IMC
October 2019 Employee of the Month

Carrie Palkovich, director of transfer admission in the Office of Undergraduate Admission
July 2019 Employee of the Month

Carol Goss, director of the Language Resource Center
August 2019 Employee of the Month

Theresa Kark, Harre Union facility and set up coordinator
May 2019 Employee of the Month

Heather Kimes-Perez, manager of student mail services in the Harre Union
June 2019 Employee of the Month

Brian Innes, maintenance services technician, Facilities Management
April 2019 Employee of the Month

Cassie Hopkins, director of university events
March 2019 Employee of the Month

Mark Webber, transportation service driver
February 2019 Employee of the Month

Gail Beischer, Founders server and cashier
January 2019 Employee of the Month

SEAC members present Shelby Topping with December 2018 Employee of the Month award!

Shelby Topping, administrative assistant in the College of Arts and Sciences
December 2018 Employee of the Month