Biweekly Staff Awards

WOW Award

The WOW Award is presented to a nominated Biweekly employee who exhibits dedication and outstanding performance at IU South Bend.

Nominations are being accepted from all IU South Bend employees and students! This award will be presented monthly to one bi-weekly or professional employee for dedication and outstanding performance at IU South Bend.

You can email Kathi Highland your nomination at kathruss@iusb.edu. Please include your name, contact information, and an explanation of why you feel that person should be nominated.

One winner will be announced monthly through the electronic bulletin board and the BWSC web site. Winners will also receive a Certificate of Excellence in recognition of their outstanding performance and dedication at IU South Bend!

  • March 2019 | Delano Jackson | Custodial Services
  • December 2018 | Lynne Davis | Custodial Services
  • July 2018 | Carrie Lewis | Custodial Services
  • May 2018 | Cody Budd | Office of the Dean | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • April 2018 | Francisco Garcia | School of Education
  • December 2017 | Victoria Pontius | Departments of History and Philosophy | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • November 2017 | Paul Foltz | Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • August 2017 | Christy Almaguer | Psychology
  • February 2017 | Phil Suphal | University Information Technology Services
  • April 2016 | Joanne Miller | Mathematical Sciences
  • February 2016 | Jill Kellers | Human Resouces
  • April 2016 | Joanne Miller | Mathematics
  • February 2016 | Jill Keller | Human Resources
  • December 2015 | Anne Richmond | Academic Affairs
  • November 2015 | Jeff Beyer | Facilities Management
  • August 2015 | Ryan Gruenwald | Facilities Management
  • July 2015 | Caryn Kuhn | General Studies
  • May 2015 | Melissa Foster | Radiography
  • February 2015 | Terry Gates | Facilities Management
  • January 2015 | Kathi Russell | Judd Leighton School of Busines and Economics
  • November 2014 | Barbara Williams | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
  • October 2014 | Lysa Winston | Disability Support and Services
  • September 2014 | Julie Van Laere | School of Nursing
  • July 2014 | Teri Joy | Radiography
  • May 2014 | Chuck McCallister | Facilities Department
  • May 2014 | Jesse Onderdonk | Information Technologies
  • April 2014 | Peggy Geik | School of Education
  • April 2014 | Janet Kujawa | Student Services
  • March 2014 | Elizabeth Jaffee | Enrollment Services
  • March 2014 | Michelle Hairston | Students Services
  • February 2014 | Victoria Pontius | School of Education
  • February 2014 | Chris Kaehr | Facilities Management
  • September 2013 | Maureen Green | Career Services
  • September 2013 | Susan Jacobs | History and Philosophy
  • August 2013 | Rosalee Hamlin | Student Services
  • August 2013 | Margie Andert | Facilities Management
  • May 2012 | Michelle Stoops | Dining Services
  • May 2012 | Tone Vickrey | Support Services
  • April 2012 | Christine Lass | Parking Services
  • February 2012 | Jeanette Frick | Accounting Services
  • January 2012 | Maxine "Doll" Smith | Facilities Management
  • December 2011 | Rex Taylor | Facilities Management
  • December 2011 | Diane Banic | Social Work
  • November 2011 | Deanna DeBaets | Campus Police
  • October 2011 | Tracy White | Business and Economics
  • September 2011 | Peggy Geik | School of Education
  • August 2011 | Summer Ditsch | Academic Affairs
  • July 2011 | Margie Boudonck | Accounting Services
  • June 2011 | Sue Szczypka | Dental
  • May 2011 | Pam Mendenhall | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
  • April 2011 | Tony Pearson | Facilities Management
  • March 2011 | Sara Lowe | Public Affairs and University Advancement
  • February 2011 | Kevin Jackson | Information Technology
  • January 2011 | Sara Nunley | Education Student Services
  • December 2010 Brenda Buck | Facilities Management
  • November 2010 | Christine Weingart | Admissions
  • October 2010 | Laurie Riddle | School of Nursing
  • September 2010 | Karla Forsythe | School of Business
  • August 2010 | John Bright | Campus Police
  • July 2010 | Doug Thompson | Custodial Services
  • June 2010 | Corina Martin | Landscaping Maintenance
  • May 2010 | Ed Garcia | Campus Police
  • April 2010 | Helene Cooper | Parking Services

WOW Pin Rules

  • One winner per month
  • Only biweekly employees can win
  • The BWSC will review nominees and choose a winner monthly
  • Biweekly employees are eligible to win only once in a 12-month period
  • All salary plans can nominate a biweekly staff employee
  • The WOW Award does not coincide with the Unsung Hero Award
  • All nominations must be made via the WOW link
  • Once nominated, an individual will remain eligible for the WOW Award for a period of four (4) months. After 4 months, nominations will be removed from the ballot and can be resubmitted for future consideration

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