Up to six full-time and up to three part-time staff employees are selected to receive the Staff Excellence in University Service Award each year.  Below are the recipients.


  • Ed Carson, Technical Director, Juanita K Hammons Hall
  • Carrie Crews, Administrative Assistant II, College of Agriculture
  • Dawn Dionne, Food Services Manager, Putnam Student Center
  • Julia Holmes, Deputy Compliance Officer, Legal Affairs and Compliance
  • Rachel Russell, Custodian of Records Clerk, Internal Audit and Risk Management
  • Bill Sampson, Campus Construction Team, Facilities Managment
  • Angela Strider, Associate Director of Business Services, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services
  • Jane Terry, Academic Administrative Assistant II, Religious Studies Department
  • Caron Tolton, Department Coordinator and Academic Advisor, Defense and Strategic Studies Department


  • Jeremy Beach, Dispatch Specialist, Office of University Safety
  • Michelle Rose, Assistant Director - Editorial, Creative Services
  • Jesse Scheve, Staff Photographer, Creative Services
  • Erin Snider, Fieldwork Education and Admissions Specialist, Occupational Therapy
  • Daezia Smith, Leadership Programs Specialist, International Programs
  • Gary Wells, Maintenance Supervisor, Facilities Management-Maintenance


  • Steve Braden, Custodial Coordinator - Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services
  • A'dja Jones, Director of Student Athlete Development and Community Relations
  • Lyn McKenzie, Assistant Director of Human Resources - Compensation and Information Management
  • Karen McKinnis, Manager of Emergency Preparedness
  • Benjamin Metzger, Associate Director of Admissions
  • Dr. Dave Muegge, Director of Health and Wellness Services


  • Rhonda Breshears, Executive Assistant II - College of Agriculture
  • Holly Calkins, Electrician, Facilities Management - Maintenance
  • Brian Hays, Distributed User Support Specialist - College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Gale Lininger, Executive Assistant II - College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Brenda Polyard, Director of University /Community Programs - West Plains
  • Eric Shively, Instructional Tech Support Specialist - McQueary College of Health and Human Services


  • Mary Barnhart, Custodian I, Facilities Management-Custodial
  • Mary Lynne Golden, Executive Assistant IV, Office of the Provost 
  • Chris Nagle, Assistant Director, Office of Visual Media-Videography
  • M.J. Perryman, Energy Management Technician, Facilities Management-Maintenance
  • Erica Puckett, Administrative Assistant II, Admissions-West Plains
  • Marianne Stanley, Senior Programmer/Analyst, Computer Services


  • Michele Bogart, Senior Records Technician, Human Resources
  • Bruce Cavitt, Academic Advisor, WP Student Advisement and Academic Support Center
  • Caryn Cook, Academic Administrative Assistant II, Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
  • Nicki Donnelson, Assistant Director, University Communications
  • Corey Tracy, Media Systems Engineer, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Stacey Trewatha-Bach, Coordinator of Public Affairs Special Projects, Public Affairs


  • Kevin Agee, New Media Specialist, University Communications
  • Judith Campbell, Academic Administrative Assistant II, Counseling Leadership and Special Ed
  • Gay Carson, Administrative Specialist II, School of Nursing
  • Lynn Dickison, Senior Enterprise Systems Administrator, Computer Services
  • Nathan Hoff, Associate Registrar of Degree Programs and Advising Support, Registrar
  • Jennifer Walker, Financial Aid Counselor, WP Financial Aid


  • Brian Heaton, Content Management Programmer/Analyst, Web & New Media
  • Brian Leas, Classroom Technology Support Administrator, FCTL
  • Susan Martindale, Academic Advisor, Academic Advisement Center
  • Rachel McGinnis, Budget & Contract Officer, VPRED
  • Dana Racer, Senior Academic Records Specialist, WP Registration & Records
  • Melissa Warren, Director, Interactive Video & Off-Campus Programs, Missouri State Outreach


  • Isaac Balasundaram, Procurement Card Coordinator, Procurement Services
  • Angela Barker, Instructional Technology Support Specialist, COAL
  • Kathy Davis, Director, Advisement Center
  • Justin "Aaron" Quinn, Maintenance Foreman, Residence Life
  • Wanda Sillyman, Postal Services Supervisor, Post Office
  • Linda Steinshouer, Academic Administrative Assistant II, Social Work


  • Jessica Clements, New Media Specialist, University Communications
  • Howard Dressler, Preventative Maintenance Coordinator, Facilities Management-Residence Life
  • Keith Moncrief, Custodian I, Facilities Management-Custodial
  • Sam Parker, Maintenance Electrician, Facilities Management-Maintenance
  • Jaime Ross, Executive Assistant III, Missouri State Outreach
  • Mary Ann Wood, Director of Public Affairs Support


  • Dennis Erfling, Maintenance Electrician, Facilities Management
  • Deana Gibson, Administrative Assistant II, Geography, Geology & Planning
  • Tamara Reed, Senior Internal Auditor, Internal Audit
  • Sheryl Ruff-Hensley, Academic Administrative Assistant II, Marketing
  • Rogers Taylor, Coordinator, Student Life and Development - West Plains
  • Darren Wienberg, Academic Advisor, Academic Advisement Center


  • Donna Bassham, Coordinator, Financial Aid - West Plains
  • Ann Fuhrman, Government Document Specialist, Meyer Library
  • Katheryne Staeger-Wilson, Director, Disability Resource Center
  • Michael Frizell, Director, Student Learning Services
  • Don Simpson, Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
  • Angie Strider, Coordinator, Resident Life Housing and Dining Services


  • Pascal Hamon, Assistant Director, English Language Institute
  • Don Harris, Custodial, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services
  • Betty Lewis, Budget, Office of the Provost
  • Jeremy Schenk, Director, Office of Student Engagement
  • Chad Killingsworth, Assistant Director, Office of Web and New Media
  • Vickie Younger, Associate Director, Facilities Management


  • Ben Boslaugh, Supervisor, Facilities Maintenance
  • Cheryl Caldwell, Director, University Communications - West Plains
  • Brian Edmond, Senior Systems Analyst, Computer Services
  • Rob Hornberger, Interim Registrar, Enrollment Services
  • Martha Tuttle, Purchasing - West Plains
  • Veronica Adinegara, Senior Graphic Designer, Publications


  • Casey Comoroski, Associate Director, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Melissa J. Jett, Coordinator of Admissions, Admissions - West Plains
  • Pam Morrissey, Asst. Dir. of Planning -Systems, Financial Services
  • Nicole Rovig, Registrar, Records and Registration
  • Doug Sampson, Director, University Architecture and Campus Planning
  • Roger Tuttle, Superintendent, Bldgs., Grnds., and Cust. Staff - West Plains


  • Heather Blades, Center for Dispute Resolution Associate Director
  • Ken Boatright, Design and Construction Project Manager
  • Julie Ebersold, Alumni Relations Executive Director
  • Mike Jungers, Student Development Associate Director
  • Rachel Peterson, Admission Counselor - West Plains
  • John Wall, Photographic Services Director


  • Krista Bassen, Design and Construction Assistant Project Manager
  • Elizabeth Burton, Citizenship and Service Learning Associate Director
  • Bob Gerken, Senior Electronic Technician in the Educational Technology Center
  • Lisa McEowen, Library Associate
  • Gloria Reed, Administrative Secretary in Theatre and Dance
  • Amy Schuldt, Publications Assistant Director


  • Karen Engler, Laboratory Supervisor in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Stacey Funderburk, Publications Director
  • Brad Kielhofner, Design and Construction Project Manager
  • Fred Marty, Assistant Vice President for Administration
  • Theresa McCoy, Senior Systems Analyst
  • Kevin White, Senior Photographer


  • Sara Clark, Web Coordinator
  • Earle Doman, Dean of Students
  • Debbie Donnellan, Executive Assistant
  • Diana Garland, Associate Director for Academic Outreach
  • Marty Marty, Director for Student Success
  • Edie Sartin, Program Specialist for Academic Outreach