The Department of Human Resources

Employee of the Month

To recognize current university employees who have served Kutztown University in an exceptional manner by exemplifying outstanding service through his or her work and exhibiting a positive and supportive attitude.

Nominations are collected from students, faculty and staff, and the Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council. A winner will be selected each month and out of the 12 monthly winners one will be selected as Employee of the Year. The Employee of the Month will receive a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by Dr. Hawkinson.

For more information on the award or to nominate someone, see the Employee of the Month nomination form.

  •  December 2017 ★ Tanya Faust   

    Employee of the Month
    Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Tanya Faust for being named the December 2017 Employee of the Month.

    Tanya, Academic Department Secretary in the College of Education, has been with the university since October 2001.

    According to her nominator, Tanya, “contributes to achieving the goals of our office, our college, and the university each and every day by doing her job with professionalism and enthusiasm.”

    Upon receiving her award, Tanya stated that it was a total surprise, but very appreciated.

  •  November 2017 ★ Annette Christman  

    Employee of the Month
    Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating
    Annette Christman for being named the November 2017 Employee of the Month.

    Annette, Academic Department Secretary in Art & Art History, has been with the university since August 1998.

    According to her nominator, Annette’s, “thoughtfulness, cheerfulness, and kindness has contributed to creating a caring department environment and sense of community for our students, faculty and staff.”

    Upon receiving her award, Annette stated that she is, “truly fortunate,” to work in such a great department.

  •  October 2017 ★ Barry Peterson  

    Employee of the Month
    Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating
    Barry Peterson for being named the October 2017 Employee of the Month.

    Barry, Electronic Systems Technician in Visual & Performing Arts, has been with the university since August 1983.

    According to his nominator, “The existence of the radio station's technical side lies on Barry's shoulders.” Barry’s nominator also stated that Barry is a, “living technological legend,” who provides a vital service to the KU community.

    Upon receiving his award, Barry let out a big, “Woo!” Barry would also like to thank Michael Regensburger for the great nomination.

  •  September 2017 ★ Jean Koncsics  

    Employee of the Month
    Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating
    Jean Koncsics for being named the September 2017 Employee of the Month.

    Jean, Academic Department Secretary in Academic Enrichment, has been with the university since October 1994.

    According to her nominator, Jean always meets the students with, “kindness, professionalism, and a sincere interest in them and their education.”

    Upon receiving her award, Jean gave a big, “Thank you,” to her nominator, George Paterno, and expressed that Academic Enrichment is, “such a good group to work with.”

  •  August 2017 ★ Michael Regensburger  

    Employee of the Month
    Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Michael Regensburger for being named the August 2017 Employee of the Month.

    Michael, Campus Radio Manager, has been with the university since April 2004.

    According to his nominator, "Michael's goal is simple: to help students reach their full potential."

    Upon receiving his award, Michael was so surprised, he said, "It's like Publishers Clearing House!"  

  •  July 2017 ★ Jeanette Forster  

    Employee of the Month
    Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Jeanette Forster for being named the July 2017 Employee of the Month.

    Jeanette, Employment Services Manager in Human Resources, has been with the university since July 2011.

    According to her nominator, Jeanette always goes the extra mile and, “does this for every one of our departments with an ever-present smile on her face (or at the end of an email).”

    Upon receiving her award, Jeanette said that she was surprised, and, “Oh so happy,” with being named Employee of the Month. She’d also like to thank her nominator, Gregory Bamberger.