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 (EOM) 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 EOM nomination form.


June 2019 ★ Joshua Leiboff  

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Joshua Leiboff for being named the June 2019 Employee of the Month. 

Josh, Director of Web, Digital and Social Media, has been with the university since July 1998.

According to his nominator, “Josh literally embodies goals 3 and 4 of the KU strategic plan: Caring Campus Community and Stewardship of the University’s Infrastructure.”

Upon receiving his award, Josh was extremely humbled, stating, “I really don’t believe this. I was just trying to do my job and be helpful.”

 


May 2019 ★ Erica Stratton 

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Erica Stratton for being named the May 2019 Employee of the Month.

Erica, Clerk Typist 2 in the Dean of Students Office, has been with the university since November 2017.

According to her nominator, “She comes to work every day- early- setting up our office to welcome guests and students and making sure no calls go unanswered, and tries to find answers to every single question that comes her way.”

Upon receiving her award, Erica was all smiles, stating that this award is such a happy surprise.


April 2019 ★ Linda Lantaff 

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Linda Lantaff for being named the April 2019 Employee of the Month.

Linda, Director of the Disability Services office, has been with the university since September 2002.

According to her nominator, “Even prior to enrollment at Kutztown University, Ms. Lantaff took the time to meet with not only my daughter, but myself as well, and insured us that the Disability Services Office would be her best direction.”

Upon receiving her award, Linda was in complete shock, stating that the KU parent who nominated her was incredibly nice for doing so.


March 2019 ★ Jared Green 

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Jared Green for being named the March 2019 Employee of the Month.

Jared, Instructional Technologist in Distance Education, has been with the university since July 2014.

According to his nominator, “Jared exemplifies what it means when we say, ‘It’s Good to be Golden’.”

Upon receiving his award, Jared was all smiles. He wanted to thank Doug Scott for being, “such a great mentor and someone to learn from.”   


February 2019 ★ David Boyer 

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating David Boyer for being named the February 2019 Employee of the Month.

David, Macintosh Systems Administrator in Information Technology, has been with the university since January 2005.

According to his nominator, “Dave has been instrumental in designing the new on-campus public relations agency space for KU’s new Public Relations major.”

Upon receiving his award, David was very pleasantly surprised, showing great enthusiasm over the reserved parking!   


January 2019 ★ Marsha Cressman 

🏆EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2019🏆

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Marsha Cressman for being named the January 2019 Employee of the Month.

Marsha, Custodial Worker 1 in Facilities, has been with the university since March 2006.

On January 24, 2019, Marsha administered the Heimlich maneuver to a choking student. According to her nominator, “Her quick action and ability to remain calm in such a critical moment likely saved this young man’s life.”

Upon receiving her award, Marsha was completely surprised. When asked about her heroic efforts, she simply stated, “I just did what I had to do.”   

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December 2018 ★ Edwin Landrock 

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Edwin Landrock for being named the December 2018 Employee of the Month.

Ed, Digital Technology Specialist from Information Technology, has been with the university since May 2008.

According to his nominator, “The world needs more people who are as knowledgeable, kind and dedicated as Ed Landrock.”

Upon receiving his award, Ed was completely shocked, saying, “Wow, talk about a surprise! This really cheered me up, today.”


November 2018 ★ Kim Kilgus

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating 
Kim Kilgus for being named the November 2018 Employee of the Month.

Kim, Academic Department Secretary in Business Administration, has been with the university since November 2012.

According to her nominator, “Kim is one of the most intelligent, hardworking, and dedicated people I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”

Upon receiving her award, Kim was all smiles as she stated, “I work with a wonderful group of faculty. They always make me feel appreciated.


October 2018 ★ Tammy Starner Wert 

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Tammy Starner Wert for being named the October 2018 Employee of the Month.

Tammy, Executive Assistant in University Relations & Athletics, has been with the university since December 2007.

According to her nominator, “Tammy epitomizes the university’s goal of promoting a caring campus community.”

Upon receiving her award, Tammy expressed her surprise at receiving the award, and gratitude for the program itself.


September 2018 ★ Anne Manmiller

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating Anne Manmiller for being named the September 2018 Employee of the Month.

Anne, Academic Department Secretary in the History department, has been with the university since January 2005.

According to her nominator, “Anne’s mastery of KU’s administrative systems and people lets her nudge us towards new ways to serve our students.”

Upon receiving her award, Anne was at a loss for words, simply stating, “I’m just trying to get over the shock.”


August 2018 ★ Thomas Robinson

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating 
Thomas Robinson for being named the August 2018 Employee of the Month.

Thomas, Assistant Professor in Psychology, has been with the university since August 2001.

According to his nominator, “Dr. Robinson deserves to be recognized for his compassion as a teacher, the impact he has on students, and being an excellent role model.”

Upon receiving his award, Dr. Robinson was all smiles and jokes, as he stated that this award, “is such an honor.”


July 2018 ★ Kelly Hish

Please join President Hawkinson and the HR Advisory Council in congratulating 
Kelly Hish for being named the July 2018 Employee of the Month.

Kelly, Clerk Typist 2 in Graduate Admissions, has been with the university since October 2012.

According to her nominators, “Kelly knows it’s #GoodToBeGolden, and is overflowing with KU pride.”

Upon receiving her award, Kelly was fighting back tears as she thanked her nominators for such a “lovely” nomination.