Top Employees of May 2017

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Tammy Austin

Dept: Finance & Administration
Title: Revenue Analyst

Tammy is a great asset to the Cashiering and Treasury Services office. Tammy comes in to work each day with a can-do attitude, always willing to help out by taking on additional responsibilities and eager to learn new things. She knows her tasks at hand and strives to be the best that she can be. Tammy is loyal, dependable, and is a pleasure to work with. She brings a calm demeanor to the office, and we are blessed that Tammy is a part of our team!

Kari Barton

Dept: Marketing Department
Title: Web Content Specialist

Kari Barton has served on the Web Content Team for four years. She uses her problem-solving and organization skills to create information structures for our websites, which simplify complex information and make websites easy to navigate. Because of her recent work on LibertyU.com, Resident Undergrad Admission, and Student Financial Services, our site visitors find answers faster with less content to sift through. Kari is the lead trainer for our content management system, teaching and supporting hundreds of faculty and staff. She regularly interfaces with IT on feature enhancements to our CMS, including support for responsive designs. Through this and more, she remains thorough, professional, and prompt. We appreciate you, Kari!

K.J. Chambers

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Athletics Field Supervisor

KJ works in the Grounds Department and is an athletic field supervisor. He has been part of the Liberty family for almost 13 years. His job — supervising the athletic fields maintenance — is a lot to be responsible for and he does a great job. He always does more than is required to complete a job, and you can tell that when you see our beautiful fields. KJ has been married for over 6 years and is an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan. KJ, thank you for all you do to make Liberty’s fields some of the nicest in the region. Congratulations!

Jared Conner

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Elevator Tech

Jared has a job we are all grateful for: he maintains our elevators and generators, as well as the robotic retrieval system at the Jerry Falwell Library. Jared has displayed an excellent dependability and always goes much further than the job requires. Liberty is a big part of Jared’s family — his parents work here as well as his brother and sister. He likes computer gaming and DIY projects. Jared is a great asset, and we’re blessed to have him on our team. Congratulations, Jared!

Owen Davenport

Dept: Information Technology
Title: Business Data Analyst II

Owen serves as a Business Data Analyst supporting the Registrar’s Office. Over the past few months, Owen has been the lead on several high profile projects that have impacted how the university handles scheduling and transfer evaluations. He is extremely effective at communicating to his customers and goes out of his way to make sure the entire business process is well-documented. He has become a subject matter expert on numerous Registrar processes and has taken on the responsibility of training new team members. The work he does makes a positive impact on the university, and we appreciate having him on our team!

Cheryl Gray

Dept: Registrar
Title: Assistant Director for Resident Undergraduate Transfer Evaluations

The Registrar’s Office appreciates Cheryl’s incredible dedication to her team and the entire office. Cheryl serves as the Assistant Director for Resident Undergraduate Transfer Evaluations, and she ensures detailed analysis and accuracy in all that she does. She is always willing to assist her team and her leadership with an extra hand or a willing and caring spirit that gives expertise and beneficial feedback for many processes and policies. Cheryl has a heart for Jesus and it is evident in how she interacts with all those around her — her encouragement, hard work, love for others, and desire to serve make her a valuable and remarkable member of the Registrar’s Office. We can’t thank her enough for her years of excellent service.

Mickey Guridy

Dept: Liberty Flames
Title: Sr. Associate AD

With Liberty's recent announcement of its move to FBS football, developing a schedule for the 2018 season on extremely short notice has been incredibly challenging. Mickey has worked diligently on this task each day and is making wonderful progress in building a schedule that will be exciting for Flames Nation in 2018 and beyond.

Caron Miltier

Dept: Academics
Title: Instructional Designer

Caron has been an integral part of the redevelopment design team at CCD since 2013. Her dedication to developing innovate curriculum for our students is exemplary. Recently, Caron has also taken on the role of embedded design consultant for the College of General Studies. Additionally, we were blessed to have Caron represent CCD via a poster session at last year’s Online Learning Consortium conference. With her positive attitude and servant’s heart, Caron is a blessing to our department and Liberty University!

Bradley Moore

Dept: IT Services
Title: Graphical User Interface Programmer III

Bradley demonstrated some urgent out of the box thinking when asked to rapidly develop an ecommerce site for the IT Marketplace. Though he claims there was little effort on his part, Bradley’s understanding of systems and architecture led to a very fast solution that is not only extremely functional and easy to use, but also able to meet a dire need for maintaining compliance with our Apple Store affiliation.

Julie Ocampo

Dept: Student Financial Services
Title: Student Accounts Embedded Representative

Julie Ocampo has been with Student Accounts for over two and a half years. Julie has excelled in all assigned tasks, making it evident that she is an excellent learner with a great work ethic. Currently, Julie serves within the Office of Residence Life as an Embedded Representative on the Housing team. Her great customer service, professionalism, and wonderful attitude has set her apart, and we are so thankful for Julie and all she does to achieve the mission of Training Champions for Christ here at Liberty. Thank you, Julie — we appreciate all your hard work!

Leah Trent

Dept: LUO
Title: Student Advocate

For the past year, Leah has approached her job every day with a smile and a positive attitude, excelling in every challenge while setting the standard for productivity and efficiency since her first day. As her knowledge and confidence has grown, Leah has taken on more responsibility, exuded leadership within the department, and advocated for our students at a very high level. She was recently commended by one of our soon-to-be graduates for her hard work and personal dedication, both in her previous role as the student’s personal advisor and now as her advocate, citing Leah as one of the main reasons for her academic success. Thank you and congratulations, Leah!

Ethan Wright

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Junior Supervisor

Ethan has been with the Custodial team for over two years. From the very first week, he has shown genuine care of his areas and goes above and beyond what is expected. He is a natural leader and willingly takes on all responsibility given to him. Ethan is newly married and enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs; he also enjoys medieval reenactments. We’re thankful to have Ethan on our team!

Julia Yoda

Dept: Enrollment Management
Title: Student Advocate

Julia has worked at Liberty University for three and half years — she began working in Residential Admissions and transferred to the Student Advocate Office in January 2016. Julia grew up in Maryland and graduated from Liberty University with a degree in International Business and Healthcare Management. She is married to Joshua Yoda, a former Liberty University football player. Julia possesses an infectiously positive attitude, and her passion to help those in need and show the love of Christ to all who walk through the Student Advocate Office door are appreciated by our students. Congratulations, Julia!