Top Employees of May 2016

Search Archives:

Christine Bennett

Dept: Academics
Title: Receptionist, CGS

Christine Bennett keeps the College of General Studies (CGS) running smoothly. She serves as a first point of contact for students coming into CGS for advising or questions, and she handles her duties with grace and ease. She goes above and beyond her assignments and maintains a positive attitude even on the busiest days. She is also a fine manager, and her work-study assistants respect and enjoy working with her. We are grateful for Christine!

Kayla Blankenstein

Dept: Information Technology
Title: Office Manager - Analytics and Decision Support

Kayla brings a positive attitude to her work in the Analytics & Decision Support office. She organizes events, plans professional development travel, and keeps the office operating efficiently and effectively. Her willingness to work on any task makes her a valuable member of our team, and her hard work and helpfulness are appreciated more than she knows.

Jimmy Bussiere

Dept: Academics
Title: Lead Educational Technologist

As the lead educational technologist, Jimmy is an invaluable asset to our department as we incorporate more technology into the online curriculum. He is the liaison between publishers, outside technology providers, and the Center for Curriculum Development (CCD). Jimmy is also a key partner in the Direct Integration Model courses for which textbooks are embedded into the Blackboard shell. He is very creative in designing interactive presentations for various online courses. His “get-it-done” perspective, collaborative nature, and professionalism make it a pleasure to work with him. Jimmy is a valued colleague, and we are blessed that he is part of the CCD family!

Alyssa Davis

Dept: Marketing Department
Title: Project Coordinator

Alyssa Davis is a valued member of Liberty University’s Marketing Department. As project coordinator for the video and photography teams, she does a fantastic job scheduling, preparing, and assisting with shoots. During her time in our office, she has exceeded expectations with her thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and dedication. A true team player, Alyssa is always willing to jump in and help with whatever is needed.

Sam Landa

Dept: Academics
Title: Coordinator of Graduate Student Administration

Sam is an integral part of the Graduate School’s administrative team. In this role, he diligently works toward the continued improvement of the Graduate Student Assistants program and is always willing to support new initiatives. His work during the recent SACSCOC accreditation visit was invaluable to the Quality Enhancement Plan team. We are grateful to have Sam on our leadership team.

Ellen Martin

Dept: Registrar
Title: Senior Academic Progress Analyst

Ellen is a natural leader — consistent, responsible, and trustworthy. She handles tasks vital to our department and is always willing to take on projects beyond her current workload. She works tirelessly to meet deadlines and provide a quality product. With discernment and quick thinking, she navigates any challenges that arise. She always gives her best effort and is a true servant-leader. She is loved by our team.

Charlie Newman

Dept: Information Technology
Title: Software Developer

Charlie is new to Liberty University, however is making big waves as a developer on the Events Team. Charlie’s eagerness to learn new products and get in and get the job done is a breath of fresh air. His willingness to engage with Senior Developers on best practices really displays how far he will go here in IT Development. Charlie always has a positive attitude while he’s working, which seems to make any project go by faster. We couldn’t be happier to have Charlie as a part of IT and look forward to his continued success.

Penni Rogers

Dept: Finance & Administration
Title: Accounts Payable Processor

As the central control point for check distribution within Accounts Payable, Penni has been the primary contact in the Finance Department for more than a decade. Penni is responsible for sending the majority of checks to suppliers and other recipients. Additionally, she reviews travel claims and expense report reconciliations within Accounts Payable. Her experience, attention to detail, and high level of customer service make her a valuable asset to our team.

Josh Tucker

Dept: Auxiliary Services
Title: Associate Director

Josh has been a part of the LaHaye team for more than four years. In that time he has become a vital part of our success. Overseeing all marketing, scheduling, and Web duties for our department, Josh has helped grow our program attendance and build our voice with the student body. Josh is an outstanding team member and a pleasure to work with. Thanks for all of your hard work, Josh!

Josh Walker

Dept: Enrollment Management
Title: Supervisor of Admissions Counselors

Josh has diligently served in Resident Admissions for more than three years. In his current role, Josh has taken on additional duties reporting and analyzing data. Using historical benchmarking and modeling developed by Josh, the department has utilized a new method for shaping the incoming Fall 2016 class. This has resulted in better academic quality indicators and improved yield rates. His work on this model is groundbreaking for Liberty, and we applaud his industry and high quality work.