Student employees recognized at LCU event

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[May 01, 2014]  Lincoln Christian University's second annual iServe Student Appreciation Day included prizes, laughter and fun. The April 22 event at The Warehouse Student Center was sponsored by the student development office and recognized 150 student workers for a year of exceptional service.

"It was a huge success," said Belinda Landry, director of student success and event organizer. "It showed our student employees how much our campus appreciates their service and contributions to the daily operations at LCU."

Nearly all 150 student workers and their supervisors attended the celebration, which was in an open house style. Photos of the student workers decorated the walls and were also projected from the big-screen TV. The recognition included nominations and awards for undergraduate and graduate Student Employees of the Year. The honors went to undergraduate Kevin Chval of student development and graduate Calla Wolfe of the registrar's office.

In speaking of Chval, Lauren Grenlund, manager of the student development office, said: "In our office, it is essential our workers can complete a great deal of work in a timely manner, and Kevin went above and beyond to not only complete the work, but improve processes."

Praise rang similarly for Wolfe. LCU registrar Shawn Smith wrote in his nomination for her: "Since one of (Wolfe's) primary tasks is processing transcripts, she has gone above and beyond by suggesting improvements to the process. ... Her excellent attention to detail makes her one of the best proofreaders we have had in a student worker."

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Student employees serve in an impressive array of offices at LCU, ranging from groundskeeping and maintenance to library and marketing. Graduate and teaching assistantships are also part of the student workforce and are a great aid to faculty, instructors and administrative officers.

"I believe the term 'iServe' was chosen to identify these students because of the campus's focus on service," Landry added, "and it rightly reflects what they humbly and willingly do all year long."

[Text from file received from Lincoln Christian University]

Lincoln Christian University is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Its mission is to equip Christians to serve and lead in the church, the workplace and the world through a variety of degree programs for undergraduate, graduate and seminary students. Classes are offered on campus, at extension sites and online. To learn more, visit

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