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Four Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

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    Melissa Johnson
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    Suzy Pukys
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    Glen Schwab
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    Paul Sicard

One faculty member and three staff members receive the 2009 Joe S. Mundy Exemplary Service Award

Four Southwestern University employees were recently honored for exemplary service to the university.

The four received the Joe S. Mundy Exemplary Service Award, which was created in 2002 as a memorial to the leadership of former alumnus and Trustee Joe Mundy. The award honors faculty and staff members who have demonstrated exemplary service to Southwestern.

This year’s award winners were Melissa Johnson, chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Suzy Pukys, director of civic engagement; Glenn Schwab, head athletic trainer; and Paul Sicard, coordinator of audiovisual services.

Johnson has been a member of the Southwestern faculty since 1998. She also serves as co-chair of the university’s Diversity Enrichment Committee and was recognized for her efforts to create an inclusive and diverse campus culture.

Pukys joined the Southwestern staff in 2004. She was recognized for her efforts to build a civic engagement program for Southwestern. Last year, Southwestern students gave more than 28,514 hours of service to the community, either through classes or independent volunteer work.

Schwab has been head athletic trainer at Southwestern since 2001. He was recognized for his efforts to help anyone who comes to him needing assistance in recovering from injuries, not just athletes.  He also serves as faculty advisor to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Sicard has been coordinator of audiovisual services since 2002. In this position, he has expanded and improved audiovisual capabilities in Southwestern classrooms, greatly enhancing what students, staff and faculty can accomplish. He also has sponsored three different student organizations and serves on the board of directors for a charitable organization that raises money for scholarships for students affected by cancer.