Dr. Dave Adams returned to Liberty University two years ago as the director of pastoral leadership. Since his return, Dr. Adams has become vital in moving the Pastoral Leadership program forward. He exhibits Christ-like character to students, faculty, and staff. His consistency, professionalism, and critical thinking have been very beneficial, both within academics and in ministry-related events. Dr. Adams’ desire to love the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength serves as a great example to the student body and future pastors.
Whitney Collurafici serves as an assistant director of Liberty University Online Academic Advising. Whitney has contributed to a number of initiatives designed to promote better advisor and student support communication. She consistently develops strategies for her team and for individuals that help them achieve results. Whitney has been a stellar employee ever since she first worked as an advisor. Now, as she leads a team of advisors, Whitney’s talents have only become more evident. She is highly organized, detailed, consistent, and objective. Whitney is dedicated to the mission of Training Champions for Christ, and she honors this commitment every day in her interactions with her colleagues and students.
Tom Doss is a welcome addition to the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). As the first contact for visitors, Tom’s friendly personality and willingness to serve others goes a long way to making everyone feel welcome in our office. Tom approaches his work with a high level of professionalism, careful attention to detail, and the commitment to see each task through to its end. He is married to Joyce, a fellow Liberty employee, and has two children who attend LCA. Tom serves on the worship team at TRBC. Tom fits seamlessly into the CTE team and will serve in a new role starting July 28. CTE is excited to have an employee who exhibits a strong work ethic and Christ-like attitude in everything he does.
Jim Foit has been a part of the Financial Planning & Budgeting team since November 2005. He is a man of integrity, commitment, and spiritual strength. His love for Liberty is evident as he looks for ways to conserve the university’s resources and faithfully steward all that God has entrusted to this school. When dealing with his customers, Jim excels in building solid relationships and trust, providing advice, and setting clear expectations and goals. We can always count on Jim to correctly identify any problems as well as to offer sound solutions. He is focused and highly capable, but Jim also recognizes when to seek advice or incorporate the thoughts of his colleagues. We are blessed to have him as part of our Liberty family.
As manager for the System Operations team in IT, Josh plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of Liberty’s technology infrastructure. Josh always displays a positive attitude as he bridges the communication gap between business units and information technology teams that depend on the services his team provides. His encouraging can-do attitude and commitment to both his team and Liberty University make him a valuable asset to the IT department. We are grateful for Josh and appreciate all of his hard work.
The Marketing Department would like to congratulate David Listor as July's Employee of the Month. David has been active with the video team for the past three years, beginning as a student worker and transitioning to a full-time employee in 2013. David consistently brings new ideas, fresh perspectives, and inspiring video content to the team. He has traveled oversees with Liberty's missions teams to document students serving in various ministerial roles. He has recently undertaken creating all video content for Liberty University Online. His infectious laughter is a joy to be around, and he has proven his dedication to the university and most importantly to the Lord through his work.
Mary Mackie has served in the School of Business since 2012. She has demonstrated the desire and ability to constantly grow as a professional. Mary’s willingness to serve, commitment to excellence, and attitude of humility make her instrumental in our department. Recently, Mary helped with the inaugural induction ceremony for the Delta Mu Delta honor society as well as Sigma Beta Delta inductions. The ceremony planning and implementation would not have gone as smoothly had it not been for her efforts. We are grateful to have Mary in the School of Business!
Katie Majors has been part of the Registrar’s Office since 2011. She began as an office assistant and quickly advanced to the degree program specialist position in 2012. During the past several years, Katie has become an instrumental part of our team. She is meticulous, committed, and constantly produces excellent work! Katie’s diligence, perseverance, and spirit of faithfulness are a testament to her relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a joy and a privilege to have her in the Registrar's Office serving on the Degree Completion Plan Audit Team.
Luke Smith has been employed with Postal Services since December 2011. He moved from Georgia to work here and attend Liberty. His positive attitude has been a huge asset to the department. Luke will do whatever is asked of him with humility, and his knowledge of Scripture is an inspiration and encouragement to everyone he works with. Luke is always happy to open meetings with prayer and never hesitates to offer his help to his colleagues and others outside of work. Luke is dependable and is a very hard worker. He greets everyone with a smile when he delivers their mail and packages. His wife Kim and his daughter Erica are his pride and joy. Luke has been a true blessing to both this office and the entire university.