Tina Burnette joined the Department of Health Professions in November 2012 and served through July as a departmental secretary. In July, she became assistant to Dean Ralph Linstra of the School of Health Sciences. Prior to joining the Liberty University family, she worked with Nationwide Insurance and also served as human resource assistant/safety training manager for Mail America Communications. Tina has been instrumental in guiding School of Health Sciences departments as the new school continues to move forward. She and her husband Tony enjoy camping and culinary projects, particularly smoking meats and catering events. Her smile, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and innate desire to organize and assist her colleagues make her a treasure.
In his role on the university photography team, Joel Coleman brings a positive attitude, contagious energy, and personal excellence to each photography assignment he is given. He is quick to volunteer for new shoots and is always willing to go above and beyond his normal responsibilities in order to ensure that the happenings on this busy campus are well-documented and showcased in our marketing pieces. Clients and co-workers alike appreciate his creativity, attention to detail, and willingness to go the extra mile to guarantee that their photographic needs are met. We are thrilled to have Joel as a member of the Marketing Department.
Erin Crane is an exceptional librarian who has a servant’s heart. She performs the duties of her position as e-books librarian with energy, skill, and enthusiasm. Erin developed and implemented a successful library initiative to train the Liberty University community to download and use e-books. She was also a presenter at the national Computers in Libraries Conference in 2013. Erin contributes her talents to her membership in the Customer Service Task Force and serving as chair of the library’s newly formed Employee Recognition Committee. Erin also has the gift of hospitality and often serves her colleagues at library events and training activities. It is a pleasure to present her as the Jerry Falwell Library’s Employee of the Month.
Brad Day recently became the lead HelpDesk technician supervisor and has stepped into this role with ambition and a great attitude. With his weekly coaching meetings, it is obvious that he cares about his team and wants to see them excel in their daily tasks. The employees that he supervises look up to him and he is greatly respected by all. Brad is technologically savvy and always ready to jump to the aid of anyone that might need his help.
Cindy Gaebe has been with Liberty University since 2008 and now serves as the manager of taxation in the Accounting Department. With a background primarily in corporate taxation, Cindy brings comprehensive and invaluable expertise to the finance team. She is responsible for extensive annual filings and answering frequent tax-related questions to ensure Liberty's ongoing compliance with a wide range of taxing authorities. With the university’s growth in scope and complexity, these tasks have become both increasingly important and challenging. Cindy and her husband, Roy, have five children and attend Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Denise Green epitomizes the care and concern for students demonstrated by faculty in the Bruckner Learning Center. Whether spending time praying with a student or adapting food treats for their dietary needs so all can enjoy an end of semester fellowship; she is always considering the heart of each student. Not only does she provide excellent instruction and positive support for students, she is also found at nearly every Lady Flames Basketball game! Each team member is treated as if they were her own daughter. While Denise’s actions both in and out of the classroom are not atypical of a Center for Academic Support and Advising Services (CASAS) faculty or staff member, they are exceptional and serve as a blessing for all who encounter her!
Daniel Harms plays an integral role in the daily operations of Liberty University. Every day he makes it his goal to ensure that the assets of the university are visible for use and stored for safekeeping, prolonging asset life. He has been a part of helping warehousing at Liberty to become organized and efficient. Daniel is a great at adapting to change while maintaining a high standard of customer service and excellence. His energy, attitude, and enthusiasm are just a few examples of his leadership and value to the university.
Victoria Lee joined our office as a student worker in Spring 2011. She jumped right in and learned as much as she could as quickly as possible. Over the past two years she has been a valuable asset to our office, not just as a telemarketing agent but also in training new staff. With her expertise in the area of calls and effectiveness in training new staff, Victoria was promoted to our training agent this fall. She has represented Liberty University with a positive attitude — always putting donor and alumni needs first. She loves Liberty and promotes the school with a positive attitude. We are privileged to work with such a delightful Christian woman.
Lauren Long joined the School of Business as a faculty support coordinator one year ago and is an integral member of the team. She exhibits a positive and helpful attitude, is always willing to serve in any way that she can, and goes above and beyond in all she does. It is apparent that Lauren strives to serve the Lord in the midst of every activity of which she is a part. Lauren is a joy to work with and we are very thankful to have her on the team.
Brian Marker began his work with Online Communities in July as the administrative assistant. In addition to his administrative duties, he manages the daily events streaming at www.Liberty.edu/Live. He also trains and supervises the volunteer live-chat moderators. Brian works tirelessly to provide an engaging chat experience during all live Convocation events. Having him as part of the Online Communities team has been a blessing to the staff and online population. Outside of work, he enjoys graphic design, fishing, and hanging out with his family and friends.
John Rice has been a dedicated counselor in the Student Service Center for two years. After serving faithfully in the Air Force and as a full-time pastor, John came to Lynchburg, Va., to be a part of the ministry at Liberty University, and we are so glad he did. John is very knowledgeable of all policies and procedures and always supports, prays for, and listens to students. He is extremely personable and always goes above and beyond to help others. He continually makes a significant impact on both students and staff. We are so grateful that John is on our team, and are appreciative of all that he does for the university.
Jen Winick has shown dedication and a commitment to excellence in her work with the Financial Aid Office. Jen has worked with donors and other institutions regarding grants and scholarships received by our students. Her professionalism and upbeat attitude has impacted her co-workers and truly demonstrated superior customer service to students. We appreciate her work and want to recognize her as a model employee.