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2013 Recipients

New freshmen and new transfer students nominated the following Illinois State faculty, staff and students for a 2013 Impact Award. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals for their significant contributions to our students and to first year retention.

Academic Advisors

  • Rebecca E. Mentzer*, Academic Advisor/Associate Director Honors, Honors Program
  • Nuusa Taviuni Faamoa* , Academic Advisor, University College
  • Tuwana Wingfield, Director of Recruitment/Mentor for ISU Leads, School of Social Work
  • Rebecca Warren Baker*, Academic Advisor, University College
  • Martin Barry Greenburg *, Academic Advisor, University College
  • Corey Michelle Burgess, Academic Advisor, University College
  • Christina Marie Martin, Academic Advisor/Assistant Director, Honors Program
  • David T. Pletcher*, Academic Advisor, University College
  • Lee Anne R. Hale, Academic Advisor, School of Communication


  • Roger Paul Day*, Instructional Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Brian Joseph Newmister, Associate Director of MBA Program, Management and Quantitative Methods
  • Derek James Story, School of Communication Lecturer and Associate Director, Human Resources
  • Jeffrey H. Kahn, Ph.D., Professor , Psychology
  • Bill Anderson, Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Lee Anne R. Hale, Academic Advisor and Lecturer, School of Communication
  • Connie H De Veer, Associate Professor, School of Theatre and Dance
  • Doan Winkel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor-Entrepreneurship, Management and Quantitative Methods
  • Dillion White, Lecturer, School of Communication
  • Carol Ann Lind*, Instructional Assistant Professor, English
  • Charlene Sue Aaron, Assistant Professor, Mennonite College of Nursing
  • Shannon O’Neill , Instructional Assistant Professor, School of Theatre and Dance
  • Douglas P. Twitchell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Information Technology
  • Gregory Ferrence, Ph.D. , Professor, Chemistry
  • Kevin Rich, Assistant Professor, School of Theatre and Dance
  • Carlyn Gay Morenus, Professor, School of Music
  • William Shields, Professor, Geography-Geology
  • Shalamar D. Armstrong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Agriculture
  • Sarah Fitzgibbons, Instructional Assistant Professor, Accounting
  • Maria Helena Schmeeckle, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Alauna Shante Akins, Lecturer, School of Communication
  • Linda S. Bowman*, Director of Speech and Hearing Clinic, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Rena Angela Shifflet, Assistant Professor, School of Teaching and Learning
  • Janet W. Krejci, Dean of Mennonite College of Nursing, Mennonite College of Nursing
  • Annie Elizabeth Kincade , Lecturer, School of Communication
  • Cynthia Pulley, Instructional Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Thomas Edward McClure, J.D., Assistant Professor, Politics and Government
  • Vanessa T. Stalling, Graduate Assistant Teaching, School of Theatre and Dance
  • Carl Wenning, Instructional Assistant Professor, Physics


  • Dave Marcial, Admissions Counselor, Admissions
  • Angela Davenport, Coordinator, Dean of Students
  • Christine Marie Knuth, Assistant to Dean, College of Business
  • Phillip Raymond Hoffmann, Assistant Swim Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • James John Terfruchte, M.D., Staff Physician, Health Services
  • Jessica Marie Flood, Staff, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Elvis Forde, Staff, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Camille Suzanne Springer, Staff Counselor, Student Counseling Services
  • Christa D. Platt*, Coordinator of Academic Services, University College
  • Maureen Ann Roach, Assistant Director, Career Center
  • Charles V. T. Boudreaux, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, Student Counseling Services
  • Jessica Lee Pratapas, Graduate Student, University College
  • Elizabeth Ramirez, Graduate Student, University College
  • James R. Almeda, Coordinator, Health Promotion and Wellness


  • Brooke Happ, Special Education
  • Nicole Poggensee, Show Choir, Marketing
  • Allison Sokolowski, Acting/English Education
  • Raven Nance, MASAI
  • Marilyn Moen, Students Today Leaders Forever
  • Katie Karas, SWAT
  • Heather Shrum, Criminal Justice
  • Blaise Harwell, Student-Hewett Hall
  • Khandyce Pitner*, Psychology
  • Natalie Richardson*, MASAI
  • Shacoby Henderson, MASAI
  • Carol Hepner, Early Childhood Education
  • Fabiola Rosiles, Communication
  • Cinnamon Porter, Psychology
  • Craig Malik, Students Today Leaders Forever
  • Garret Ess, Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Heather Holz, Accounting
  • Michy Maloof, Students Today Leaders Forever
  • Eileen Brett, School of Music
  • Emily Rose Blankenberger*, Resident Assistant, University Housing-Manchester
  • Bianca Rose Gerardi, Resident Assistant, University Housing-Tri-Towers
  • Robert Michael Alberts, Resident Assistant, University Housing-Wilkins

*Received more than one nomination

Previous Award Recipients

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