Drury recognizes Michelle Arnold with 2018 Distinguished Staff Award

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., December 18, 2018 — Drury University recently recognized Michelle Arnold with the 2018 Distinguished Staff Service Award. The award is given to one staff member each year to acknowledge their continuous achievement and dedication to the university and its mission. Other Drury staff members were also recognized for reaching milestone anniversaries in their service to the university.

2018 Distinguished Staff Service Award – Michelle Arnold

Arnold is the administrative assistant for the School of Communication, Fine & Performing Arts. Since assuming the role in 2015, she has overhauled, restructured, and streamlined most processes and tasks, and has provided creative solutions and alternatives to almost every aspect of the administrative and day-to-day operations of this complex department.

She has also taken on many duties beyond her regular workload to allow faculty to focus on teaching and their relationship with students and potential students. This includes publicity, programs, posters, and customer service with the public for 37 music performances, 23 theatre performances, two art gallery openings each month, and overseeing ticket sales for Christmas Vespers.

2018 Service Anniversaries

35 Years

Chip Parker – Assistant Dean of Students

25 Years

Judy Burchfield – Student Financial Services Advisor
Rick Wallen – Branch Campus Technology Support Manager

20 Years

Martha Barker – Office Coordinator
Bryan Beatty – Assistant Athletic Director
Valerie Rains – Bookstore Director
Ann San Paolo – Academic Department Secretary

15 Years

Emily Buckmaster – Director, Career Planning and Development
Kathy Jester – Administrative Assistant
Val Serafimov – Associate Vice President of Technology

10 Years

Cindy Fiedler – Director, Academic Advising
Salia Manis – Associate Registrar
Scott Nasby – Head Baseball Coach
Alexis Slyter – Operations Manager for Online Education


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