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David Boyer Named KU Employee of the Month for February 2019

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May 9, 2019

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Congratulations to David Boyer, Apple systems administrator in information technology, on being named KU Employee of the Month for February 2019.

Boyer's nomination from Dr. Amy O'Brien, professor of English, reads:

"If you use an Apple computer at KU, you probably know Dave Boyer. As the "Apple Specialist" on campus, his responsibilities surely have grown significantly as increasing numbers of faculty have migrated to Apple devices, yet Dave is always quick to respond to help requests and is amazingly quick to remedy issues. He is a steady force of professionalism and support at KU to all of us who use Apple and/or Adobe products on campus.

This academic year, Dave has been instrumental in designing the new on-campus public relations agency space for KU's new public relations major. His counsel regarding which Apple laptops to purchase and how to help students negotiate the specific challenges of using the devices has been critical to the success of the new lab. Moreover, he has been at the ready to help navigate some of the challenges we have experienced with the software loaded on those computers, going so far as to show up to my classes on the first day of the semester to ensure every student could successfully log in to his or her account in the room.

Dave has shattered the stereotype of the tech guy who can't (or refuses to) communicate effectively with those who need help. Since I have known him, he has taught me strategies for increasing my productivity, has explained subtle nuances regarding the software I teach, cautioned me (and my students) against relying on the overuse of USB flash drives and has made me a better teacher. To put it plainly, Dave Boyer has enhanced the academic experience of KU students because of the support he provides to the entire campus community. Our public relations program is poised to be a cornerstone of KU because of Dave Boyer's contributions to it. The laptops and software work seamlessly, students can produce quality work and we are ready to begin preparing public relations programs for the community because we know we can rely on Dave to keep the infrastructure up and running."

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 President Hawkinson.

For more information on the award or to nominate someone, please visit http://www.kutztown.edu/hr