Employee of the Year

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.


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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