Top Employees of December 2017

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Diane Austin

Dept: Marketing Department
Title: SEO Specialist

This year, Diane Austin achieved six years of service with the Web Content Team! She currently serves as our search engine optimization specialist, but she takes on much more than just SEO. Diane plays a vital role in content development and planning, site structuring and organization, project management, CMS support, and team training. She’s deserving of this recognition because of her expertise, integrity, and spirit. Diane never hesitates to make things better and to make our sites more usable and accessible for all. Great job, Diane!

Erin Bass

Dept: LUO
Title: LUO Student Advocate

Erin Bass has been with Liberty University for seven years and has spent the previous five years as a student advocate. During this time, she has used her skill set to come alongside our students and help them overcome barriers. Erin’s passion is to assist students with achieving their academic goals, and as their advocate, she shines in this area. Thank you, Erin, for your commitment and service to our students.

Nathan Coffey

Dept: Spiritual Development
Title: Associate Director for Travel Logistics

Nathan Coffey serves the Office of Spiritual Development as the associate director for travel logistics at LU Send. Nathan exemplifies servant leadership, making sure to employ the fruit of the Spirit in all his relationships. His integrity and coaching abilities have allowed LU Send to grow, and he prioritizes prayer in every step of the way. In addition to his responsibilities at LU Send, Coffey enjoys spending time with his wife, Nicole. He is actively involved in his church and recently completed his Master of Arts in Theological Studies at the Rawlings School of Divinity.

Stephanie Driskill

Dept: Student Financial Services
Title: Compliance Analyst II

Stephanie Driskill has served Liberty University for over 10 years now and has proven herself to be an exemplary employee in a variety of roles. Her current position as a compliance analyst on the Executive Liaison team requires sharp attention to detail while reviewing student complaints. Because of this, Stephanie is always careful to pull together all the facts necessary to make an informed decision and does not rush to judgement. This has enabled Stephanie to advocate for students behind the scenes. In many cases, the student will never know the vital role Stephanie has played in resolving their complaint. Stephanie is a passionate person who is dedicated to improving herself, her team, and her students.

Julie Elms

Dept: Jerry Falwell Library
Title: Senior Graphic Designer

Julie Elms joined Liberty University in 2014 as a graphic designer for the Jerry Falwell Library. Julie’s designs are regularly complimented across campus and were recognized nationally when the library won a PR XChange Award from the American Library Association in 2015. In addition to her excellent design skills, one of Julie’s greatest contributions is her positive attitude. She is always willing to go above and beyond to contribute in any way needed. She has a kind, caring rapport with her colleagues and with the student workers and interns whom she mentors. Julie is also actively involved in her church as a lead Sunday School teacher. She is a great asset to both the library and the university. Congratulations, Julie!

Shawn Furman

Dept: Registrar
Title: Degree Audit Specialist

Shawn Furman has been a member of the Registrar’s Office for a little over two years. Shawn is always going the extra mile and has played a part in implementing several important initiatives for the Degree Audit team. He is dependable, flexible, and willing to lend a hand whenever needed. In his free time, you can catch Shawn on the racquetball court, as he is the assistant coach for Liberty’s racquetball team. Thank you for all you do, Shawn — we are lucky to have you!

Morgan Hanson

Dept: Student Affairs
Title: Ms.

Morgan Hanson is a stellar example of hard work and dependability. She works in the Dean of Students department and oversees Liberty Voter Registration, Election Day events, and was the leader of a record voter registration and turnout for the recent election. Morgan has a remarkable ability to think through an event, coordinate with multiple offices around campus, and ensure that the event is accomplished with excellence. She does all of this with a humble spirit. Morgan also serves on the Online Student Life team where she coordinates online student engagement and connectivity. She genuinely cares for and wants students to have a successful and transformative experience while studying. Morgan is an amazing member of our team!

Crystal Henderson

Dept: University Offices
Title: Admissions Counselor

Crystal has been with the UG Resident Admissions office for four years and has consistently been a dependable and very thorough employee. Crystal maintains our Admissions e-mail box in an outstanding fashion, handling numerous e-mail questions from prospective students and is always responsive and thorough in her replies. She is also very helpful in answering questions and completing tasks/projects assigned to her. Additionally, she provides excellent assistance to her co-workers and managers. For instance, she does an exceptional job taking and uploading notes for others to review following team meetings. Every day Crystal comes to work prepared to do the best job she can, is very supportive of our mission and processes.

Beverly Mahoney

Dept: School of Health Sciences
Title: Professor and Associate Dean

Dr. Beverly Mahoney joined Liberty University in 2004, and since that time, she has served in many different ways through many different positions. Dr. Mahoney is currently the associate dean for the School of Health Sciences. In the past, she has served as department chair, program director, and assessment coordinator, making uncounted contributions to the university as both an educator and a leader. Her friendship, mentorship, leadership, and unwavering faith in Christ have blessed faculty members and students alike. As Dr. Mahoney prepares to retire at the end of this semester, we wish her the best and are thankful for her dedication to the university in Training Champions for Christ. May God bless you and keep you always, Dr. Mahoney.

Amy Matthews

Dept: Information Services
Title: Switchboard Supervisor

Amy has been the supervisor over the Liberty University Switchboard for over three years and has taken customer service to a new level within her department. Her selfless attitude and diligence have ensured that everyone on her team is able to perform their duties at the highest level. Over the past year, Amy and her team have handled over 75,000 incoming customer phone calls and provided support to countless walk-up customers. Her tireless efforts, care, and compassion for both her teammates and our customers reflect great credit upon herself, her team, and the university. It is both an honor and joy to serve with Amy!

Micki McKisic

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Custodial Assistant Manager

Micki has been faithfully committed to serving LU since 2008. As the custodial assistant manager for academic facilities, she oversees a staff that works 24/7. She is always dependable and gifted with a balance of resourcefulness and concern for her employees. She has been married to her husband, Jeff, for 27 years, and they have two children, Chase and Micayla. In March, she became the proud grandmother of Easton. Micki faithfully attends Timber Ridge Baptist Church and is active in the Ladies Conference Committee, the choir, and the Junior Church program. She enjoys camping and four-wheeling with her family. Thank you, Micki, for all you do! We are blessed to have you on our team.

Jennifer Siver

Dept: College of Applied Studies and Academic Success
Title: Department Secretary

Come to the new CASAS lobby and one of the first friendly and helpful faces you will meet is Jennifer Siver. She is quick to lend a hand and eager to assist anyone. Her transition to the new CASAS lobby and ability to troubleshoot its workflow have been a blessing to both CASAS and everyone we serve. When you interact with her, you will find she exudes kindness and has a Christlike servant’s heart. We are truly blessed to have her as part of the Liberty family!

Josh Spradlin

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Lead Painter

Josh has been with Liberty for 13 years. The Spradlin family have been longtime employees at Liberty University. Josh is married and has one son. He loves hunting, fishing, and four-wheeling with family and friends. Josh is easygoing, polite, and has a professional demeanor, all of which make him a pleasure to work with. He recently stepped up to help fill an open position with little notice and has done an excellent job. We appreciate your hard work, Josh. Congratulations!

Matt Staton

Dept: Liberty Flames
Title: Assistant Athletics Director - Event Management

Matt Staton has been serving Liberty as the assistant athletics director for Event Management since July 2013. He previously worked in Game Operations, beginning in 2009. In his current role, Matt facilitates game day operations for Liberty's athletics teams, working directly with coaches, visiting teams, and officials. Matt assembles and supervises a group of practicum students, interns, and student volunteers to assist at events and gain valuable work experience. He coordinates with on-campus groups for operation of events and supervises the events on game day. Thank you for everything you do, Matt!

Steve Tozier

Dept: Finance & Administration
Title: Senior Accountant

Amid recent changes both inside and outside the Accounting department, Steve has volunteered to take on complex analyses, work with newer staff on aviation and other accounts, and perform many of the day-to-day tasks that serve other departments. He has become a role model for flexibility while displaying a great attitude. He is quick to notice when something needs attention and works well with others to improve accounting systems. He has a sunny smile, a pleasant demeanor, and many friends in the department. Steve has been with Liberty for six years and is a real asset to the team. Thank you, Steve, for all that you do!

Jason Wood

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: HVAC Tech

Jason has been with Liberty for 12 years and has been a great addition to the HVAC department. He looks forward to coming to work every day and being with his team. Jason prefers to do things behind the scenes and enjoys the complexity of the boilers and chillers he works on. He has been married for over 17 years and has four children. When Jason is not working, he loves to hunt, fish, and spend time in nature. Thank you, Jason, for all your hard work. Congratulations on a job well done!