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Staff Member of the Month

Each month an SPU staff member is designated the Staff Member of the Month. Nominated by their peers and selected by Staff Council, these staff members exemplify service to the University, showing leadership in their staff role and elsewhere.

September 2018

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Neal DeWitt, Multi-Skilled Trades 11 Much/El, Facility and Project Management.Learn more about Neal and his work at SPU. Chloe Hays, program coordinator for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Read about Chloe and see all the Staff Members of the Month

Staff Members of the Year


Each year, two Seattle Pacific University staff members are selected to receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to the SPU community. The awards include , and are named the Oral V. Hemry Non-Exempt Staff Person Member of the Year and the Exempt Staff Person Member of the Year. Awards are announced and presented at the Staff Recognition’s Forum each May.


Celebration of Service event each spring. 

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Josh Meier, director of software and data systems in Computer and Information Systems, was recognized as the

Donna McLynne, assistant director of Student Financial Services programs was named Exempt Staff Member of the Year

. Said one nomination: “He is always thinking about what is right for SPU and how CIS can further SPU's mission in the world. I am humbled by his selflessness and unwavering dedication to this place.” Congratulations, Josh! Kate Barker, budget and office manager in University Recruitment and Admissions, was recognized as

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Katie Bennett, graduate programs administrative assistant in the School of Health Sciences, was named the Oral V. Hemry Non-Exempt Staff Member of the Year

. Said one nomination: Kate “collaborates within our team and with other departments with ease, and has a tenacious spirit which translates to complete and thorough work.” Congratulations, Kate!


You can nominate a staff member any time of the year! You can tell us who you  (pictured right)

Read about Donna and Katie.

Read more about the awards and past winners.


Let us know who us who you nominate for Staff Member of the Month or for Staff Member of the YearNominations are open for 2018.