Difference Makers

difference-makers

In the spirit of recognizing the contributions and hard work of staff, Butler University Staff Assembly annually acknowledges Difference Makers - employees who go above expectations to make a positive impact at Butler.  Up to six awards are presented each year, with representation from at least one of the three categories listed under “Award Criteria.

Award Criteria

Any staff member (part and full-time) who has been employed for a minimum of one year and is in good standing with the University is eligible for nomination.  Once a staff member has won, he or she is not eligible to win again for a period of two years.  

Difference Maker may be nominated for one of the following three categories:

 

  1. Making a Difference to the Butler Community
    • Participates in programs related to the well-being of the Butler community
    • Aids in University activities outside of one’s own department
  2. Service to Students
    • Supports student groups and/or student services
    • Contributes to student leadership development and/or mentoring of students
    • Demonstrates responsiveness to students
    • Provides support to students, beyond the expectations of one’s job
  3. Job Performance and Attitude
    • Performs an extraordinary act that results in improved quality of service or more cost-efficient service  - OR -
    • Gives noteworthy service consistently through determined and competent performance  - OR - 
    • Offers inspiration and motivation to colleagues, resulting in an increase of their enthusiasm, commitment and morale
    • Assists fellow employees, students, and/or the general public in ways that go above expectations

Nomination and Selection

  • Difference Makers may be nominated by any member of the Butler faculty, staff or student community.
  • Nominations are anonymous 
  • Nominations for Difference Makers will be accepted February 19 through May 1
  • Difference Makers award winners will receive a $500 pre-tax award, to be presented at the fall picnic and will be invited to a dinner honoring their service at the President’s residence

If you have any questions or need more information, please email differencemakers@butler.edu.

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Award Recipients

Difference Makers are honored for their commitment to excellence and for providing outstanding service to students, staff, faculty, visitors and university clientele. Recipients are nominated by colleagues and are chosen by a committee of the staff assembly. Difference Makers receive a one-time award of $500 and are recognized formally at the annual back to school faculty/staff picnic in August.

2012-2013 Award Winners

  • Sherri Heidenreich – Human Resources Management & Development
  • Mary Ann Huser – Student Affairs (PuLSE Office)
  • Mary Kay Liverett – College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Physician’s Assistant)
  • Michele Miller – Advancement
  • Charles Truax – Maintenance Services
  • Roy Weese – Information Technology

2011-2012

  • Richard (Dick) Catt
  • Judith Cebula
  • Pam Crea
  • Julie Hoffmann
  • Shelly Rabideau
  • Darlene Waddell

2010-2011

  • Julie Barrett
  • Beth Fontanarosa
  • Lauren Krueger
  • Kathleen Wilkey

2009-2010

  • Coco Acosta
  • Matt Harris
  • Patrick Hurley
  • Rhonda Louks
  • Michael Kaltenmark
  • David McCullough
  • Christeen Price
  • Courtney Tuell

2008-2009

  • Ejuanda Fields
  • Craig Stanley
  • Vicky Rosa
  • Beth Alexander
  • Adrian Shepard

2007-08

  • Mary Azar Callahan
  • Tyler Johnston
  • Stephanie Judge
  • John Lucas
  • Bob Marcus
  • Julie Pakenham

2006-2007

  • Cara Cima
  • Carol Hagans
  • Jamaica Slicer
  • Vikki Kramer
  • Chris Newkirk
  • Chris O’Donnell
  • Chris Carlson
  • Glen Thoreson
  • Shirley Copple
  • Laura Green

2005-2006

  • Teresa Amberger
  • Judith Cebula
  • Doug Clark
  • Karla Cunningham
  • Mike Gardner
  • Connie Hindman
  • Mary Kay Liverett
  • LaTasha Malone
  • Melissa Trahyn
  • Linda Williams

2004-2005

  • Waple Cumberbatch
  • Dave Selby
  • Carol Reep
  • Levester Johnson
  • MaryEllen Wolfsie
  • Lu Ann Baker
  • Michele Atterson
  • Vicki Devine
  • Andy Ryan
  • Becky Druetzler

2003-2004

  • John Hind
  • Barry Rector
  • Dave Chapman
  • Vicky Rosa
  • Tim Harding
  • Caroline Huck
  • Ed Groves
  • Brenda Caudill
  • Amber Meryman
  • Don Borden