2021 Years of Service and Employee Recognition

Welcome

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Employee Recognition Awards and our Years of Service Honorees who are celebrating service milestones. Approaching my ninth month as Chancellor, this much I know is true – the faculty and staff make IU Northwest great for our students, for each other, and for our Northwest Indiana communities.

Thank you for all that you do.

Ken Iwama Signature

Ken Iwama Chancellor

OUTSTANDING staff WINNERS

OUTSTANDING STAFF CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD

This award recognizes outstanding staff who exemplify exceptional customer service including greeting people in a cordial and welcoming manner, making them feel important and appreciated, and ensuring all are treated fairly with courtesy and respect.

Datianna Tillman
Administrative Generalist Coordinator, School Of Business and Economics

OUTSTANDING STAFF PRIDE EXCELLENCE AWARD

This award recognizes outstanding staff who create or foster a more productive workplace, promote the image of IU Northwest, work hard, usually behind-the-scenes, do the job well, are knowledgeable about all aspects of their position, and interact positively with campus constituents.

Missy Borter
User Support Services Specialist
UITS

DISTINGUISHED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR EXCELLENCE AWARD

(two recipients awarded annually)

This award recognizes outstanding staff who demonstrate dedication in achieving the mission of the University and their operating department, perform assigned tasks in an exemplary fashion, inspire other employees to improve, and demonstrate leadership and the ability to guide others.

Gayle Tonkovich
Instrumentation Technician & NIRMI Procedural

Gina Pirtle
Director, Financial Aid and Scholarships

OUTSTANDING faculty WINNERS

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIP/ CREATIVE ACTIVITY AWARD

This award recognizes distinguished research by IU Northwest faculty and is designed to recognize substantive, significant, and sustained scholarship/creative activity across their academic career.

Tin-Chun Lin (2019-2020)

Jack Bloom (2020-2021)

FOUNDER'S DAY TEACHING AWARD

This award acknowledges excellence in teaching. Awards for excellence in teaching are given both on a university-wide and campus-by-campus basis.

Marie Eisenstein  (2019-2020)

David Parnell (2020-2021)

NEW ADVISOR AWARD

New Advisor Award recognizes advisors who have demonstrated outstanding performance in advising undergraduate students. 

Maureen Rutherford (2019-2020)

Sherry VerWey (2020-2021)

THE IU NORTHWEST BOARD OF TRUSTEES TEACHING AWARD

The award committee is responsible for designating up to 10 campus awardees. All full-time faculty members are eligible for this award, which is self-nominating.

Xiaofeng Wang

Anja Matwijkiw

Margaret Pollak

Frances Daniel

Natasha Brown

Olatunde Abiona

Eunjoo Kim

Alicia Wright

Melynie Durham

 

YEARS OF SERVICE