As a promotional writer for the Resident Enrollment Marketing Team for over a year, Emily Babbitt consistently handles a high volume workload without letting the quality of her work be affected. It’s evident that she takes pride in her work and frequently seeks clarity to better understand the “why” behind each project. She is open and receptive to feedback, often doing research and other professional development work to become more knowledgeable in her role. She is quick to help when needed and a true asset to the team!
Officer Aaron Bonaguide has served with the Liberty University Police Department since January 2018. Officer Bonaguide started his police career with LUPD while attending Liberty. He provides security for most major functions and recently served as a key officer involved in apprehending trespassers in both the Vines Center construction zone and the Liberty University Natatorium. We appreciate his commitment to excellence and all that he brings to the department. Congratulations, Aaron!
Paul Carmany joined Liberty's athletics department in July 2006 and currently holds the title of associate athletics communications director. In this position, Carmany serves as the primary media contact for the Liberty women's basketball, cross country, and track & field programs. He also served as the contact for the Lady Flames volleyball team for the 2006-09 seasons. In January 2008, he was tabbed as one of four recipients of Collegiate Volleyball Update's RESPecting Volleyball award. Carmany earned the honor as a result of his season-long, in-depth coverage of the 2007 Liberty volleyball squad, which won its first Big South Conference title since 2001. Congratulations!
Tammy Gilbert is a senior buyer in the Procurement Office and has been with Liberty since October 2012. While maintaining her usual high customer service and patience levels — both required in her purchasing roles — Tammy has invested many hours into helping internal customers and co-workers stay abreast of additional fiscal year-end demands. She also manages reporting and handling special projects and rush requests as needed. Her positive attitude, attention to detail, and willingness to help others make Tammy a valuable asset to the Procurement team.
Michael Hammond has taken over as the lead for the Learning Management System (LMS) team during our transition to Canvas. He has done an amazing job of stepping up and taking ownership of the team and the numerous demands of this transition project. Internal Information Services staff and customers constantly give feedback on how helpful and professional Michael has been. He goes above and beyond with the tasks that have been assigned to him. Thank you for your hard work, Michael!
Jonny Hicks is in his first full year with Liberty. He has proven himself a very valuable employee. He is a quick learner and great listener who likes to learn new things. Jonny has a positive outlook on life and work, and he’s always pleasant, even during challenging work. Currently, he is working with the project crew surveyor to learn new skills in that area. He runs all the heavy equipment, including dozers, excavators, and track loaders. He works on concrete and other hardscapes as well. In Jonny’s free time, he enjoys building cars and taking online classes. Congratulations, Jonny! We are glad to have you on our team!
Since joining the team in January 2019, Nicole Hill has proven to be an individual with a strong work ethic and a desire to help others. She demonstrates a courageous spirit when handling student situations of all kinds. Nicole is committed to providing each student and parent with the highest level of customer service. She has proven to be a valuable team player and an encouragement to her teammates. Nicole is a dedicated member of our staff and continues to show great quality in all areas of her position. We appreciate her hard work and contributions to the team. Congratulations, Nicole!
Dan Kelly has worked on the Degree Conferral Team in the Registrar’s Office for just over 2 years and is a valuable member of our team. He is very professional and goes above and beyond to serve his students and the university. He strives for excellence and is very hard-working. His love for people makes him easy to connect with and a joy to be around. We are thankful to have him on our team! Congrats, Dan!
Working in Resident Enrollment for two years, Abby Myers has recently taken on new responsibilities as a senior admissions counselor. Focusing on scholarships and virtual admissions sessions, she is an integral member of Resident Admissions. Abby finds joy in cooking and trying ridiculous recipes, reading mystery novels, playing old-school PC games from her childhood, and planning fun events like dinner parties, movie nights, and birthday celebrations. Well done, Abby! The leadership team, your peers, and our students appreciate all your efforts!
Since joining our team in April 2018 as a staff associate, Rachel has consistently demonstrated an excellent attitude and has successfully transitioned into her current management role. She is extremely proficient, motivated, and always willing to assist when needed. Her Christ-like attitude shines through all she does in her daily interactions with customers, both internally and externally. Rachel is greatly valued, a delight to work with, and a blessing to our department and Liberty University. Congratulations, Rachel!
Debbie Pate has been with Postal Services since April 2015. Debbie coordinates the Green Hall Postal Services area, including the customer service counter. In her time here, she has been an exemplary employee. Her hard work and dedication is an example to our entire team, and she strives for excellence in all of her work duties. Her outstanding customer service skills have made her a favorite with our customers. When Debbie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ken, her children, and her grandchildren. We are very blessed to have Debbie on our team.
Sarah Prescott recently joined Creative Media in IT Development as a project management apprentice. Less than two weeks after she started, her project manager had to be unexpectedly out of the office, and Sarah immediately stepped up to learn as much of the job as possible. She helped run one of the fastest-moving development teams that supports critical enrollment and recruitment efforts. Within several days, she learned how to schedule and run deployments, create reporting, and track down anything needed to help keep the team running successfully. Her willingness to do whatever was necessary to get the job done were crucial in maintaining team morale and productivity. We are fortunate to have her as part of the team!
Dawn Wilson has been with the Liberty family for over eight years. She genuinely cares about her areas of responsibility and those working in her areas. She has a passion for her job that is refreshing. Dawn takes pride in making sure the university offers a safe and clean environment for the students and staff. Her love of organization and cleaning is also true at home. Dawn is married with two children and five grandchildren. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family. Thank you, Dawn, for all your hard work!