Top Employees of October 2017

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Chris Bettez

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Transportation Shop Foreman

Chris has been nothing short of tremendous. For the last five and a half years, he has worked fervently to ensure that the day-to-day operations of the Transportation Shop function at the highest levels of professionalism and efficiency. His work is the embodiment of integrity and respect. Chris has served as shop foreman over the last two and a half years and has provided excellent management skills. Chris is a dedicated family man and takes pride in his family. A simple “thank you” is not enough for the work that he has done and continues to do so well. Thank you, Chris, for being an outstanding employee. Congratulations!

Nancy Chartschlaa

Dept: Office of the Provost
Title: Instructional Technologist

Nancy is an essential part of the CAD team. Her creativity and flexibility allow her to be a dynamic and important part of the department. Nancy always shows up with a willing attitude and works hard to learn new technologies and/or processes to better herself. She has a creative mind and collaborates with our instructional designers and SME’s to create engaging interactive content. We are very fortunate to have her as part of our team.

Amanda Collins

Dept: Registrar
Title: Assistant Registrar for Academic Policy

Amanda has been a valued member of the Liberty University family since 2011, and is currently the assistant registrar for Academic Policy. She is a dedicated and knowledgeable member of the Registrar’s Office and represents both herself and the office with professionalism and a Christlike attitude. Her incredible attention to detail has helped insure the accuracy of the academic information and policies of the university. Congratulations, Amanda!

Rachel Dugan

Dept: Marketing Department
Title: Creative Lead

As the creative lead, Rachel plays a key role in developing the university’s brand, a task in which she consistently displays excellence. In addition, she provides guidance to the department’s graphic designers, ensuring the continuity and professionalism of Liberty’s branding. This year, she helped spearhead the “We The Champions” campaign, the first initiative of its magnitude in university history. Her tireless work and prayers over the campaign played a major role in its effectiveness in speaking to the core values of this great university. Rachel plays a vital part in Marketing’s success, and we are so blessed to have her on staff!

Lucas Farmer

Dept: Office of the Provost
Title: Faculty Support Coordinator

Lucas provides administration, leadership, and organization to the School of Divinity. He takes initiative to complete tasks critical to the success of our online programs. Moreover, he gets along well with our staff and faculty, and adds value to our team. Lucas lives out his faith by maintaining a high work ethic and seeking to place the needs of others before his own. We are fortunate to have Lucas in this critical role. Thank you for everything you do!

Dianne Foutz

Dept: LUO
Title: Assistant Director of Administrative Affairs

Dianne has served Liberty University for the last 19 years. Every day, Dianne comes to work ready to serve our employees with the love of Jesus. She has an eye for detail and a desire to complete any task thrown her way. Dianne deeply cares for the people she works with and is always ready to listen and provide godly wisdom to those around her. Our division is blessed to work alongside her and we could not be more proud of her. Congratulations, Dianne!

Darlene Jenkins

Dept: Finance & Administration
Title: Staff Accountant

Most accountants can attest that month-end close, financial statements, and year-end audit deadlines can be stressful. Imagine being responsible for the books of fifteen companies! As the chief accountant for most of Liberty’s subsidiaries, Darlene handles the pressure with style. From payroll and buy/sell transactions to intercompany accounts, she is able to investigate, interpret, record, and communicate varying and complex financial data in a meaningful way. We are very appreciative of her attention to detail, work ethic, and determination. She has been with Liberty for seven years and is a real asset to the Accounting department. Thank you, Darlene, for all that you do!

Michelo Lully

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Custodial Senior Supervisor for DeMoss/Montview

Michelo has been part of the Liberty family for three and a half years. He is the senior supervisor for the first shift in the DeMoss/Montview area. Michelo is a very hard worker and has a good rapport with his coworkers. In his free time he enjoys golfing and drawing comic illustrations. He and his wife recently became parents to their first child, a baby boy. Thank you, Michelo, for all you do!

Ben Nicholes

Dept: Spiritual Development
Title: Promotional Resource Coordinator

Ben Nicholes is an incredible promotional resource coordinator for the creative team in the Office of Spiritual Development. Not only is he a brilliant designer who is responsible for making many of the creative elements you see in Convocation, but he daily exhibits all of the characteristics we ask our OSD staff to show, including hustle, humility, holiness, honor, hunger, home, hospitality, and honesty. He makes our office a better place and we are lucky to have him on our team.

Brandy Sermons

Dept: Student Financial Services
Title: Supervisor - Military Affairs Aviation Compliance

Brandy Sermons has faithfully served at Liberty University for 11 years. Her dedication, positive attitude, and strong skillset make her invaluable to our operation. Brandy is a fast learner and resourceful, both of which are evident in her work ethic. She has a passion for assisting students and helping them reach their educational goals. She is committed to Liberty University and the mission of the Office of Military Affairs. We are very blessed to have her on our team. Congratulations, Brandy!

Phillip Smith

Dept: Facilities Management
Title: Electrical Team

Phillip has been in the electrical trade for over 27 years and has been with Liberty for 12 years. He specializes in medium voltage terminations and special projects. Phillip is a quiet, humble, and hardworking employee with a great work ethic. He has been married to his wife, Sylvia, for 25 years, and they have five daughters, one son, and 14 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with family, boating, and camping. Congratulations, Phillip, on a job well done!

Katlyn Whitney

Dept: LU Police Department
Title: Police Officer

Katlyn Whitney has served the Liberty University community since April 2015, currently serving as a Police Officer. She is a dedicated and loyal law enforcement officer. Recently, Officer Whitney responded to an altercation at Main Street of Thomas Road Baptist Church (TRBC). She was able to obtain information confirming that a domestic battery occurred between a husband and wife. After obtaining this information, she determined the aggressor and placed them into custody without any further incident. Officer Whitney then used her resources to find a safe location for the victim. Officer Whitney’s handling of this situation is a great example how LUPD staff goes the extra mile in making sure a case is resolved. Thank you, Officer Whitney!