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Employee of the Month

Top Employees of December 2011

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Sharon Baldwin

Dept: Development
Title: Administrative Assistant to the Director

Over the past seven years Sharon has demonstrated leadership and loyalty to the Development department and a dedication to those serviced by the Estate Planning staff. Her commitment to excellence is manifested each month when over 800 supporters of Liberty University receive their annuity checks. Contracts are drafted, monies are tediously reconciled with accounting and precise records are maintained for millions of invested endowment dollars, all under Sharon’s supervision. With nine individuals traveling all across America every week of the year visiting Liberty supporters, Sharon must tabulate and balance P-card expenses and maintain an audit trail of each visit. She does this with a joyful smile and a genuine servant’s heart.

Joe Barry

Title: Director of Operations

Joe has served Thomas Road Baptist Church, Jerry Falwell Ministries, Liberty Broadcasting Network and Liberty University for more than 40 years in numerous roles. Joe is a competent, dedicated and highly motivated manager who exemplifies the spirit of Liberty. From managing the daily operations and scheduling activities at the Center for Advanced Media Production to serving as video crew chief at major athletic events, Joe is the man behind the scenes who always gets the job done.

Jennifer Butler

Dept: Registrar
Title: Director of Online Transfer Evaluation

Jennifer is the director of the Online Transfer Evaluation department. She is service-oriented and dedicated. Her tireless work ethic and ‘can-do’ attitude allow her and her department to provide our online students and the admissions/enrollment staff with the information they need to make timely and informed enrollment decisions. When she sees a need, she does not hesitate to pitch in and help solve it or tweak a process. She does all this with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of joy which makes working with her a real pleasure.

Rachel Dugan

Dept: Marketing Department
Title: Graphic Designer

Rachel is an exceptional graphic designer who goes above and beyond to get the job done, often staying late and coming in early to ensure her projects are the best they can be. She has done a tremendous job with designing for Development, Alumni and the Chancellor’s Office. She is able to accept changes and face creative challenges head-on with a positive attitude. She is continuously researching and studying the latest trends and sharing ideas with others. Rachel is extremely dedicated to the projects she is assigned and completes each task with timeliness, professionalism and expertise. She pays attention to detail and has the ability to consistently finish projects ahead of schedule and exceed customer expectations.

Vicki Firtion

Dept: Academics
Title: Administrative Assistant: School of Communication

Vicki Firtion, Administrative Assistant to the Dean in the School of Communication (SOC) serves the entire faculty in the SOC. She is courteous, professional, and above all understands "the system" of how and what needs to be done. She is punctual and professional in all of her endeavors, whether it be the update of faculty files, resolution of accounts, or reports due from the SOC. Overall she represents the SOC and our Lord with her ministry to our faculty and staff. We are very fortunate to have her serving with us.

Tom Hinkley

Dept: Information Technology
Title: Customer Relations Manager

Tom works diligently with the academic community of Liberty to help leverage technologies that enhance student learning and decrease administrative time.  His commitment to excellence is evident in all that he does.

Cindy Matthews

Dept: Academics
Title: School of Law: Executive Assistant to the Dean

Cindy began working with Liberty from 1976 to 1980. In February 2010, she joined the School of Law as the Executive Assistant to the Dean. Cindy has a vast historical knowledge of Liberty University and Dr. Falwell. Cindy communicates with a wide variety of distinguished speakers, politicians, and other domestic and foreign dignitaries. She has been involved in coordinating several major conferences where she was instrumental in organizing speakers, including the law school’s Genocide Symposium where she worked with speakers and government leaders from around the world. Her organizational skills were critical in facilitating a well-run event. “Cindy is one of the hardest and most conscientious workers I know," said Dean Mathew Staver.

Jodi Mayo

Dept: Enrollment Management
Title: Senior Admissions Counselor

Jodi’s favorite Bible verse (Proverbs 3:5-6) of “Trusting the Lord with all her heart and leaning not on her own understanding, submitting to Him, and trusting that God will make her path straight” is evident by how she carries herself in Resident Enrollment. We are thankful for her leadership and how she models “My Privilege” to students, parents and co-workers. She excels in training, mentoring and guiding all those around her.

Elizabeth Morales

Dept: Academics
Title: Liberty University en Español: Academic Specialist

Elizabeth consistently displays dedication to the daily task of Liberty University en Español. She arrives to work each day with a can-do attitude, and seeks to motivate her teammates to accomplish department goals. She frequently requests special projects to ensure the minute details of student’s files are attended to. She also continually goes above and beyond to meet student needs.

Melany Pearl

Dept: Student Affairs
Title: Director of Center for Multicultural Enrichment

Melany is a bundle of energy with a dynamic personality! She has never met a stranger and spends all of her time ensuring student success at Liberty University. She has a passion to see students graduate from Liberty who understand the importance of unity in Christ while also celebrating the wonderful mosaic God has created in this place. Melany can be found investing in her staff and students to accomplish the mission of the Center for Multicultural Enrichment. Melany also assists the university in recruiting new students through her efforts with Admissions and Athletics. The Center for ME, located in Green Hall, is a warm and inviting place where much learning and fellowship occurs every day.

Hope Smith

Dept: Academics
Title: Biology/Chemistry Office Manager

For over fifteen years, Hope has given faithful service to the Department of Biology and Chemistry. She provides faithful support for 24 full-time faculty members, supervision for some 50 student workers, and a point of contact for 800 majors. She is responsible for the complex task of ordering equipment and materials for 84 Biology and Chemistry labs each semester. Hope is to be commended for her dependable stewardship to her department and Liberty University.

Travis Spalding

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Facilities Housekeeper

Travis is an example of a determined, hard worker and has displayed an excellent work ethic during his time with Liberty. He has quickly developed a rapport for being dependable and having a "can-do" attitude.

Jenny Sydnor

Dept: Liberty Flames
Title: Cheerleading Coach

Jenny is doing a great job with our cheerleading program. She manages two squads, totaling 40 cheerleaders. She has shown tremendous dedication and a great attitude. We are proud to have her lead our cheerleading program.

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