Goetz named Staff Member of the Year

Huntington, Ind.—Julie Goetz, coordinator of online education, has been named Huntington University’s 2010 Staff Member of the Year. Earlier this month, Dr. Tim Smith, assistant professor of history, was named the 2010 Professor of the Year.

Goetz, who has been employed by the university for four years, was nominated by faculty and staff for the award and was selected by the university’s senior administrators. She was recognized for the award during the annual Celebration of Service banquet on May 10.

In comments read by President G. Blair Dowden, colleagues said that Goetz is diligent, a hard worker and dependable in her position at the university.

“Truly a servant of the Lord, this staff member has a positive attitude, is an encourager and supportive of others, puts others first and exudes a Christ-like attitude in everything,” one comment said.

As coordinator of the online programs, Goetz works with the Master of Arts in Youth Ministry Leadership program – a hybrid program involving online and classroom instruction. In addition, she coordinates the online degree programs for the university’s EXCEL Adult Degree Programs.

Before coming to Huntington, Goetz taught computer classes to teachers through the Region 8 Education Service Center for 11 years.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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