Roanoke College staffers' work is outstanding
Salem, Va.-Roanoke College recently recognized four staffers, whose work spans the campus from promoting safety to spreading the word about college sports. The staff members, selected by a committee of Student Affairs administrators for achievements during the 2010-2011 academic year, were honored at a ceremony last month.
Outstanding Staff Member Award: Scott Wellman
Scott Wellman, Campus Safety officer, was named the Outstanding Staff Member, the most prestigious award given by Roanoke's Division of Student Affairs.
Serving as Campus Safety officer is a difficult job on a college campus, but Wellman "is frequently lauded by students for his easygoing demeanor, approachability, professionalism...his ability to diffuse situations, be firm yet respectful, and work diplomatically with students," said Dr. Eugene Zdziarski, vice president of Student Affairs, during the ceremony.
Wellman joined Roanoke College in 1999 as a Campus Safety bike officer. Before coming to Roanoke, he was a member of Carilion Clinic's police force, and he served in the U.S. Navy.
Outstanding Collaboration with Academic Affairs Award: Mark Petersen
Mark Petersen, director of Roanoke's Colket Center and Student Activities, received the Outstanding Collaboration with Academic Affairs award. Petersen is a staffer who "probably wears as many hats as anybody in our division," said Brian Chisom, Roanoke's assistant dean of students, during the awards ceremony.
Petersen has played an integral role in projects across various campus departments in the past year, including serving as program assistant to Dr. Mark Miller, a Roanoke history professor, for Miller's May Intensive Learning Term. For the past seven years, Petersen also has worked with Roanoke business administration students to conduct marketing research projects that will improve the college's student services, including changes to intramural and outdoor adventures programs. Petersen came to Roanoke in 1982 as an assistant dean of students for Student Activities after working for several colleges in Illinois. He became director of Student Activities and the Colket Center when the center reopened in 2000.
Outstanding New Staff Member Award: Lindsay Faulstick and Brad Moore
Lindsay Faulstick, Area and Greek Life coordinator, and Brad Moore, director of Athletic Communications, each won the Outstanding New Staff Member award.
Faulstick "has almost single-handedly led a transformation of our Greek life program," said Robert Hines, associate dean for Student Life. "She is always very professional and eager to collaborate with other offices on programs and services for Greek students."
Faulstick came to Roanoke in 2009, after earning her master's degree at Indiana University. She advises the Panhellenic Council and the Order of Omega Greek Honors Society. She also founded a Greek Life newsletter, Greek Speak.
Moore revamped Roanoke Athletics by strengthening the current athletic communications system as well as adding new programs. Moore organized more than 150 home athletic events, including half-time promotional contests. He also developed one of the best athletic archives in the region.
Moore also introduced live video streaming of games and "Tuesday Night Live," a sports news show that is broadcast by students at Mac and Bob's restaurant in downtown Salem.
Scott Allison, Roanoke's director of Athletics, said Moore's "diligence, creativity, and initiative set him apart from most other young professionals in the world of collegiate sports information."
Moore came to Roanoke in 2007, after working for several other collegiate athletic departments, including LaGrange College and Western Connecticut State University.
Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful, undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just seven percent of colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review lists Roanoke as the 18th most beautiful campus in its "Best 376 Colleges" 2012 guidebook.
For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.
Released: October 4, 2011
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