Employee of the Month Program

The Employee of the Month program at MBU provides monthly recognition of an MBU faculty or staff member who demonstrates:

  • A positive attitude toward work responsibilities, co-workers, and customers, and serves as a role model for others;
  • Commitment to quality in carrying out job responsibilities above and beyond the call of duty, and is an asset to MBU;
  • A willingness to exercise servant-leadership, take initiative, and accept and carry out additional responsibilities beyond regular job assignments for the good of the campus community as a whole;
  • Demonstrates recent extraordinary act(s) for which the member is nominated.

Candidates for the award must meet the following criteria:

  • Nominee must be a full-time member of the faculty or staff at MBU.
  • Must have been employed for at least one (1) year at MBU.
  • Can be employed at any of MBU’s physical locations (i.e. Main Campus or Regional Learning Centers).
  • Has not been selected as Employee of the Month within the past twelve (12) months.
  • Has a positive attitude toward work responsibilities, co-workers, and customers, and serves as a role model for others.
  • Is willing to take initiative, and accepts and carries out additional responsibilities beyond regular job assignments.

Disclaimer: The Lighten Up Committee has the right to verify nomination content with the nominee’s supervisor. For privacy, the names of nominees will remain confidential and anonymous and only information in the text boxes in the Nomination Form below will be viewed by the committee to avoid any bias.

2014-2023 Employee of the Month Winners


January –
February – Dawn Huber


January – Adriane Mühleisen
February – Zana Sueme
March – Sydney Carr
April – Iris Dixon
May – Donna Parke
June – Erin Roach
July – Phil Ragusky
August – Robin Murray
November – Amy Harrison
December – Dylan White


February – Kendra Ray
March – Lauren Krebs
April – Chris Nichols
May – Molly Munoz
June – Destiny Shocklee
July – Drew Potter
August – Kim Cochran
September – Abby Kassebaum
October – Erik Gustafson
November – Nikki Johnson


January – Karen Kannenberg
February – Mark Martinez
March – Teresa Milton
April – Laura Copeland
May – Meredith Dill
August – Jerry Raines and Victoria Wood
September – Regina Stolzer
October – Natalie Taylor
November – Adam Samson


January – Katie Goodwin
February – Megan Wilson
March – Janice Chapman
April – Janelle Wesson
May – Carla Jones
June – Bev Bosma and David Smith
August – Brittany Sansagraw
September – Heather Brase
October – Chelsea Beney
November – Eric Bliggenstorfer


January – Kim Grey
March – Melanie Bishop
April – Rebekah McKinney
May – Matt Brock
June – Andrew Douglas
July – Taylor Bell
August – Dennis Scanio
September – Kalie Adams
October – Sarah Gibbs
December – Matthew Easter


January – Daniel Wood
February – David Smith
March – Holly Brand
April – Sandy Riutcel
May – Mike Nolan
July – Debbie McKibbin
August – Jamie Herron
September – Mary Ann Dare
October – Auburn Ingram
November – Kim Grey
December – Kathie Pitts


January – Chris Nichols
February – Teresa Milton
March – Brian and Kayla Knapp
April – Heather Goodin
May – Mary Ellen Fuquay
June – Dr. David Bailey
September – Jon Han
October – Tim Jackson
November – Marie Tudor
December – Mandy Kehoe


January – Jill Crain
Febuary – Yolanda Dye
March – Mary Ann Bouas
April – Linda Myers
June – John Yehling
July – Nitza Hindelu
August – Melissa Cornwell
September – Colleen Inman
October – Terri Adams
November – Elaine Trost
December – Amy Goodberlet


January – Ashley Worley
February – Mark Kimzey
March – Lydia Keller
April – Erica Bumpers
May – Meredith Dill
July – Eric Bliggenstorfer
August – Brad Cygan
September – Erin Messer
October – Linda Webb
December – Chris Corby