2021 Employee Awards
Office of Human Resources
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Crops Manager, Andrews University Farm

Dayle and I were hired by Andrews University three months apart in 1995. His welcome-to-the-department gift to me was an unassuming brown paper lunch bag on my d…

Professor of Teacher Education

Larry Burton joined the School of Education faculty at Andrews University in 1995, the same year he completed his PhD. Before coming to Andrews, Larry had served…

Chair, Department of Sustainable Agriculture

Katherine Koudele has had an expansive career ranging from active farming to the highest levels of animal science academics. Her children were young and under fo…

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Desmond Murray is passionate about getting students (and anyone else) involved in authentic research experiences. Over the 25 years he has been teaching at Andre…

Collections Manager, Office of Student Financial Services

In 1995, Rhonda Peak started as financial manager for Ruth Murdoch Elementary School and Andrews Academy. After working in that position for a decade, she moved …

Accreditation, Assessment & Graduate Records Officer, College of Education & International Services

Anna Piskozub began working at Andrews University in the School of Education (SED) on May 30, 1995, after working for 15 years at the second largest internationa…

Assistant Professor of Church History, Department of Church History

For the past 25 years John Reeve has been a passionate, hardworking and highly valued member of the Department of Church History in the Seminary. He is a beloved…

Assistant Professor of Photography, Department of Visual Art, Communication & Design

The visual medium and process of photography is part of Dave Sherwin’s DNA. In this day and age, few professionals maintain such intense, long-term focus o…

Director, Client Services, Office of Information Technology Services

It is my honor to recognize Tim Trine for his 25 years of service. I have gotten to know him better over the past couple of years as we’ve worked on more p…

Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Children's Learning Center [Crayon Box]

Lilijana Vajdic—our beloved Teacher Lily. Wife of Milan, mother of Andrea and Rebecca, grandmother of Angelica and Liliana, and queen of the pre-kindergart…

Professor of Research and Statistical Methodology, Department of Graduate Psychology & Counseling

Jimmy Kijai began working at the Andrews University School of Education in 1991. As one of a select few full-time statisticians and methodologists, Jimmy has wor…

Director, Andrews University Press

A close colleague of Ronald Knott writes: “Ron Knott and I have traveled together more than 20 years in our professional journey, and I have been regularly…

Professor of History, Department of History & Political Science

John Markovic’s 30 years at Andrews University places him as one of the treasured members of the Department of History & Political Science. During his …

Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

David Nowack is passionate about serving those around him!

As an award-winning teacher, Dave has served hundreds of Andrews students and the community…

Building Supervisor, Office of Custodial Services

Tom Straman is a twin to his brother Tim, was born in Berrien Springs and has lived here most of his life. He is well liked and does an exceptional job as a buil…

Assistant Custodial Supervisor, Lamson Hall

The Lamson community has been graced with Socorro’s presence for the last 30 years as one of our dedicated housekeepers. She has a heart of gold and c…

Vice President for University Advancement

David Faehner is not only the vice president for University Advancement he is a consummate storyteller, a New York storyteller. And as a colleague adds, “T…

Vice President for Campus & Spiritual Life

For the past 35 years, Frances Mae Faehner has been a powerful presence on the campus of Andrews University. Her career at Andrews University started in 1985 as …

Head of Information Services, Associate Professor of Library Science, James White Library

Cynthia Helms has served the Seventh-day Adventist Church for 50 years on three continents—Asia, Africa and North America. The last 35 years were spent as …

Chair, Department of Religion & Biblical Languages

From his time as a religion teacher at Andrews Academy to his current tenure as chair of the Department of Religion & Biblical Languages, Glenn Russell&rsquo…

Professor of Archaeology and History of Antiquity, Department of Old Testament

Randy Younker is an outstanding archaeologist, researcher and communicator, whose contribution to the illumination of biblical backgrounds and history is interna…

Senior Research Professor of Anthropology, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Øystein (Sten) LaBianca is known internationally because of his leadership in introducing anthropological approaches to the archaeology of the biblical wo…

Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences; Professor of Art, School of Architecture & Interior Design

Since joining the faculty of Andrews University in 1979, Rhonda Root has worked in many capacities: as adjunct professor in both the Department of Art, Art Histo…

Certification Registrar, Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum

I have valued my time working with Jeannie Wolfer. She has so much knowledge and wisdom as an advisor and certification officer. Jeannie works hard to keep her k…

Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism, Department of Visual Art, Communication & Design

There is praise upon praise for all the exceptional ways Andrews University employees sought to cultivate a spiritual community for our students in this pandemic…

Professor of Curriculum & Instruction, Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum

Anneris Coria-Navia has dedicated her professional life to the art and practice of teaching. From her first degree, earned at the Universidad del Plata in Argent…

Professor of Music, Department of Music

Chi Yong Yun has achieved a remarkable number of successes since joining the music faculty at Andrews University 13 years ago. As a performer, Chi Yong has maint…

Chair/Associate Professor of English, Department of English

Passionate, knowledgeable, creative, kind and inclusive. Vanessa Corredera’s colleagues and students know her as an exceptional teacher who embodies these …

Associate Professor of New Testament, Department of New Testament

Cedric Vine joined the Seminary’s New Testament faculty in 2016 and quickly earned the respect of his students and colleagues as an experienced educator an…

Director of Telecommunications, Office of Information Technology Services

Dan Hamstra is an integral part of the campus community with his expertise in all forms of communication. He humbly and quietly shows up and does great work, pro…

Associate Dean, School of Distance Education; Associate Professor of Educational Technology, College of Education & International Services

Some people flounder during difficult times and other people shine. Janine Lim is one of those people who shines, illuminating not only her own path but the path…

Chief/Director, Office of Campus Safety

I’ve had the honor of working with Ben Panigot for several years now. I have seen him develop into a fine manager at Campus Safety and he is a personal fri…

Dean, Lamson Hall

On A’Lisa Sorensen’s resident advisor application as an undergraduate student, she noted that her future career goal was to be a residence hall dean.…