Goetz, Hacker given October Peer Awards

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2008-10-14
Huntington, Ind.—Recipients of the Huntington University Peer Award for the month of October are Julie Goetz and Shelia Hacker.


Julie Goetz receives the Peer Award from Paul Nalliah.
Paul Nalliah, administrative systems administrator, passed the Peer Award to Julie Goetz. Goetz is coordinator of online education and has been with HU for two years. In recognizing Goetz, Nalliah wrote, “As departments on campus work together as a team, it is hard to choose one individual over many to give a Peer Award. With things being hectic with the beginning of a new school year, Julie Goetz has been helpful with our course management system, Moodle. As faculty contacted me regarding the setup of new courses, I knew that Julie would be able to help me with various course setup issues. Julie was gracious in not only answering several of my questions but even with her busy schedule she personally helped faculty. In appreciation for the help Julie provided during a busy time, I would like to pass the award to Julie.”


Shelia Hacker (left) receives the Peer Award from Denise Brauchla.
Denise Brauchla, learning center secretary and faculty secretary for Loew Brenn, passed the Peer Award to Shelia Hacker. Hacker is assistant director of financial services and has been with the university for 19 years. In recognizing Hacker, Brauchla said, “It is with great pleasure that I pass the Peer Award to Shelia Hacker. Shelia’s role at Huntington University places her in a variety of situations; some of which are not always pleasant. She deals with students and parents who are distressed regarding billing. She also deals with faculty and staff regarding payroll. But, whatever the situation, Shelia always handles it in a pleasant yet professional manner. Parents have expressed their appreciation for Shelia’s eagerness and willingness to assist them in managing their billing payments. As a colleague, I have appreciated Shelia’s kindness and patience when she has to remind me to turn in my timecard. While I value Shelia as a co-worker, I value her even more as a friend. No matter how overwhelmed she may be with her work, she always has time for me. She not only takes a sincere interest in me personally but my family as well. Shelia’s desire to serve Christ is evident in all she does. She has lifted me spiritually numerous times over the years. She is a true asset to Huntington University and is so very deserving of the Peer Award.”

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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