Past Winners

Distinguished Staff Awards

2014 Jennifer Amlotte, Brandi Behrenwald, Rob Bentley, Ramona Larson, Deedee Stakley
2013 Jocelyn Goheen, Mary Holmes, Deb Thalner
2012 Nick Campau, Deborah Ducat, Bryan Marquardt
2011 Bill Bitzinger, Debra Cox, Cheryl Kondziolka, Pam Muccio, Debra Warwick
2010 Rhonda Atteberry, Tim Bowman, Jason DaDay, Sherry Hayes, Tracy Powers
2009 Steve Johnson, Angela Mishler, William Potter, Paula Rushford, Karen Youngs
2008 Lori Armstrong, Annette Erler, Julie Modene, Denise Moulter, Deb Vance
2007 Craig Bowman, Cindy Horn, Judith Keith, Kristen Salomonson, Shelly VandePanne
2006 Judy Elsey, Brian Pacholka, Ken Schussler, Barb Spedowski, Glenn Zobel
2005 Karen Lobdell, Gary Lutz, Mandy Seiferlein, Paul Sullivan, Leroy Wright
2004 Joan Totten, Karen Ottobre, Jeremy Mishler, Kay Anderson, Craig Westman
2003 Michael Cairns, Sally DePew, Lori Helmer, Teresa Langworthy, Mary Kay MacIver, Lionel MacKenzie, Angela Palmer, Kristine Szot-Green
2002 Mindy Britton, Raymond Gant, Karen Kirk, Sally Nicolai, Ronald Salik, Linda Telfer, Rhonda Turner, Tom Weaver, Louise Yowtz
2001 Michelle Burke, Robin Hoisington, Jana Hurley, Debra Jacks, Kelly Marek, Donna Schmidt, Mark Schuelke, Debra Sweet
2000 Patricia Fraser, Will Gasper, Bruce Hammond, Carole Kamp, Fonda Kuzee, Jon Shaffer, Chris Vodry, Al Williams
1999 Helen Bacon, Meg Hackett Carrier, Frank Hartley, Elaine Kamptner, Anita Kunnen, Shirely Ream, Marilyn Stolberg, Margaret Wozniak
1998 Jan Eckert, Linda Faysal, Linda Golden, Scott Hill-Kennedy, Dan Hurley, Audrey Lyons, Rex Richardson
1996 Carol Bluhm, Stan Dinius, Karen GreenBay, Jerena Keys, Sharon Hamel, Scott Thede, Shari Wessels
1995 Margaret A. Eley, Daniel Burcham
1994 Barbara A. Johnson, Albert Cassidy
1993 Suzette Compton, Phyllis Powell

Distinguished Team Awards

2013 Dental Hygiene Program/Children's Dental Health Fair Team: The team's mission was to "coordinate, motivate and donate time, resources, and volunteers to support the Ferris State Dental Hygiene student component of the American Dental Hygienists Association and hold a free dental health fair for children in honor of National Children's Dental Health Month (February) in order to help the underserved families of the community in obtaining dental care." As a result, more than $4,000 in free dental services were provided to the local community. Team members included Susan Wancour, Catherine Archer, Kimberly Beistle, Sandra Burns, Danette Boyd, Annette Jackson, Denise Byrnes, Linda StClair, Nancy Baar, Cameo McGowen, Becky Zimmerman, and first and second-year Dental Hygiene students.
2012 Commencement Team: More than 125 Ferris employees and students are involved in planning and running five different Commencement ceremonies each May, and two different Commencement ceremonies each December. These employees and students represent each college and division within the University. While each and every member of the Commencement Team is important, several of the key leaders include Sherry Hayes, Tim Bowman, Elaine Kamptner, Brandi Behrenwald and Christa Bull.
2011 Dawg Days Team: The Dawg Days Team provides a welcome and informative campus visit experience for prospective students -- an experience that has an influence in determining that Ferris State University is the right university for them. This team shines as a superior example of customer service, volunteerism, and collaboration. They strive to ensure that their guests leave with a clear, accurate and positive impression of Ferris through an extraordinary cross-campus spirit of cooperation and dedication.
2010 University Eye Center at Family Health Care Team: Pamela Borstler, Robin Cooter, Tracy Dard, Christine Kamen, Linda Littke, Lisa Roach and Nancy Wiseman.
2009 Dining Services Community Education Engagement Team: Craig Bowman, Doni Cassidy, Mary Cook, Lora Ellison, Carol Gilders, Lori Helmer, Julia Knopf, Mark Lane, Mike Langan, Julie Modene, Rick Modene, Cindy Ottobre, Stephanie Patton, Yvonne Seiter, Laura Snyder, Jeannie Tollenaar, Betty Traynor.
2008 College of Business Applied Statistics Team: This team was developed in 2003 when its members recognized a need to increase student access to statistics expertise by consolidating office hours for Statistics faculty. The team also wanted to help increase the level of faculty development and scholarship among faculty and staff in the College of Business and the University as a whole by starting a monthly colloquium that involves all disciplines within the college. Most recently, the team started a Research Consulting Center to assist all faculty and staff within the University and the community at-large, with plans to conduct workshops for all faculty and staff.
2007 Westview Dining Services: For its annual MOARC Christmas celebration. Linda Aldrich, Melody Armstrong, Mark Arnold, Marianne Battle, Connie Buffin, Sandy Carey, Carolyn Cook, Dave Cook, Mary Cook, Sue Cook, Tracy Franck, Carol Gilders, Lori Helmer, Mary Herring, Cheryl Hinsley, Susan Holt, Claudia Johnson, Brenna Kelley, Lauri Knoop, Mark Lane, Bryan Marquardt, LeeAnn Martin, Tom Morris, Cindy Ottobre, Tom Overholser, David Page, Gordon Patton, Sandy Paul, Karen Rohdy, Colleen Sauntman, Laura Seay, Yvonne Seiter, Mary Shattuck, Laura Snyder, Joanne Telfor, Allen Tetsworth, Jeannie Tollenaar, Betty Traynor, Stan Vallier, Dan VanHorn, Paula Walter, Tassi Witbeck and Faye Youngs.
2006 Martin Luther King Committee: Karyn Benner, Karen GreenBay, Andrea Beck-Jones, Tyrone Collins, Kaiya Hamilton, Katherine Palazzolo-Miller, Maurice Webb, LeRoy Wright, Sandy Alspach, Tangynica Anderson, Anthony Baker, Jasmyne Brookins, Cheytaya Brown, Wendy Dodd, Matt Eickhoff, Todd Heft, Cindy Horn, Vanita Sanders, Charlie Wade, Hurdylyn Woods, Nina Woods, Rev. Jon Fleming, Pastor Robert Garrels, David Pilgrim and Okia Strickland.
2005 Janus Custodial Training Team: Sandra Werner, Barb Gilmore and Stephanie Patton.
2004 Technology Assistance Center Development Team: Gary Lutz, Susan Cherry, Phyllis Sherman and John Duman.
2003 Custodial Work Order Process Committee: Diane Johnson, Chair, Jerena Keys, Jackie Perrin, Will Gasper, Abdollah Ferdowsi, LouAnn Kirkpatrick, Kay Anderson, Fonda Kuzee, Carla Worth, Denise Wild, Lynn Winans, William Carpenter, Sandra Werner and Thomas Jackson.

FSU Historical Taskforce and W.N. Ferris 150th Birthday Subcommittee Team: Harry Dempsey, Chair, Jennifer Ditto, Gary Huey, Dan Hurley, William Keller, Beth Krueger, Mary Kay MacIver, Larry Martin, Melinda McMartin, Barry Mehler, Todd Price, Sheila Squicciarini, Steve Stilwell, Patty Terryn, Kristine Szot-Green and Jim Wessel.

2002 Dining Services Training Team Teamwas cited for developing an innovative program to formally train entry-level Dining Service employees in order to provide employment opportunities to individuals not typically qualified to fill those positions. Representing the Dining Services Training Team: Craig Bowman, Michael Langan, Stephanie Patton, and Viriginia Reinink.

Recruitment CD Committee Team was cited as a cross-divisional committee that produced a CD-Rom to be used as an effective, national recruitment tool for faculty and administrative employees. Representing the Recruitment CD Committee Team: Bill Bitzinger, Jeff Gabalis, Raymond Gant, Kent Kachaterian, Donna Smith, Susan Starkey, Adam Wetherell and Louise Yowtz.

2001 The Academic Support Centerwas cited for providing students access to a variety of academic skill-building opportunities that assist them in their pursuit of academic excellence. Representing the Center: Jane Pole and Arlene Krellwitz, Co-Supervisors; Julie Urick, support staff; and Melinda Rosely, a student tutor.

Orientation, Advising, and Registration Team was cited for the cross-divisional work assisting new students and their parents in becoming acclimated to university life. Representing the Orientation, Advising and Registration team: Jana Hurley, Cheryl Webber, Michelle Burke, Carole Jones and Cathryn Claerhout.