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Upper Iowa University recognized faculty and staff for their dedicated service during the annual UIU Service Awards and Recognition Luncheon held Wednesday, April 27, at Fayette Campus. The honored employees were:

 Mangan Teaching Awards
Tenure-Track Faculty: Dr. Kim King, masters of counseling program lecturer
Tenured Faculty: Dr. Sara Sheeley, associate professor of biology
Adjunct Faculty: Carrie Hollister, School of Arts and Sciences English adjunct

Distinguished Staff
Carol Katsumes, academic advising director
Kelli Pech, financial aid director
Cynthia Bentley, South Central Region director

Pursuit of Excellence
Elissa Wenthe, School of Arts and Sciences dean

Spirit Award
Vicki Jones, academic and admissions advisor, Waterloo

30 Years of Service
Scott Figdore, Robert L. Fox Chair of Science/professor of science
Karla Gavin, School of Business and Professional Studies interim dean

20 Years of Service
Howard Thompson, associate athletic director/sports communication

15 Years of Service
Shelby Kaura, associate professor of human services
Ashley Welch, academic advisor

10 Years of Service
Cynthia Bentley, South Central Region director
Rachel Caspers, senior assistant athletic trainer
Virginia Lacey, office manager, Fort Sill
Nathaniel Rucker, men’s and women’s cross-country/track head coach
Erik Shogren, systems administrator
Stephanie Tippin, associate professor/director of nursing
Amy Tucker, academic success senior director
Tim Wolff, print and mail services director

5 Years of Service
Noriza Abu Hassan Shaari, School of Arts and Sciences instructional designer
Steffen Baumgarten, academic and admissions advisor, Des Moines
Brandy Branstetter, Midwest Region military affairs director
Kristal Davenport, School of Arts and Sciences instructional designer
Cindy Gerner, human resources specialist
Dennis Goddard, facilities technician/grounds
Mary Hertel, custodian
Eryn Ische, Andres School of Education instructional designer
Jeremy Ische, baseball head coach
Joy Jager, Project Stand UP coordinator
Noel Knight, student records specialist
Leo Millet, women’s tennis head coach
Princess Redden, South Central Region senior admissions counselor/dual enrollment
Blair Seim, accounting assistant professor
Jamey Sump, senior student financial services specialist
Yuzhang Wu, learning management system administrator
Ryan Young, systems administrator

Photos from the UIU Service Awards and Recognition Luncheon can be found on the Upper Iowa University Flickr page.