Employee of the Month

In 2010, IUPUC began a tradition of recognizing one outstanding employee each month to show appreciation for his or her dedication and effectiveness. 

  • Employees are nominated by their supervisors and other staff members.
  • The vice chancellor and dean seeks consensus from division and department heads for each nomination. 
  • If more than one nominee has support by that group for the same month, the vice chancellor determines the sequencing of the nominees for a three-month period.

To view previous recipients of this recognition, explore these links:


Susie Blizard said about Cindy Felsten:

"Cindy has been instrumental in providing meaningful experiences and diverse programming to enrich the lives of alumni, faculty, staff, and students, and has strengthened communication between the alumni community and IUPUC.  She is creating opportunities for various audiences to hear the voices of success from IUPUC alumni.  As a new initiative at IUPUC, Cindy, working with the ORA, is positioning alumni volunteers to launch a recruitment strategy that will actively connect IUPUC to new traditional and non-traditional prospects. Congratulations to Cindy Felsten for cultivating a total university and community connection while fostering a sense of pride and enthusiasm."

Brenda Vogel, Cindy's supervisor, added these comments: 

"Cindy gives 110% in everything she does.  She is very thorough and pays great attention to detail.  She understands donor relations and etiquette and is quite accomplished in event planning.  All of this has benefited IUPUC in our alumni and student alumni association outreach efforts.  Of special note, Cindy successfully coordinated an alumni panel of five outstanding IUPUC alumni as part of the Homecoming events.  Her coordination of this event was exceptional and, due to her foresight of having the panelists recorded, will have lasting impact on our ability to share alumni stories with others."


Lauren Burch said about Kevin McCracken:

Kevin McCracken is, without a doubt, an indispensable asset to not only the IU MBA program at IUPUC, but also to the Center for Business and Economic Development (CBED) and the Mental Health Counseling program.  Kevin has responsibilities to all three programs, and transitions seamlessly between these three roles on a daily basis.  His depth of knowledge regarding programmatic elements and years of experience with IUPUC has provided invaluable insights on a number of different topics.  Beyond his high level of proficiency and tireless work ethic, Kevin is simply a joy to work with. Always ready with a warm smile and greeting, I feel he embodies the philosophy of a "welcoming campus."

Greg Knudson, Kevin’s supervisor, added these comments:

“Kevin is balancing three assignments at one time, including the Associate Director of CBED as well as the Associate Director of the MBA program and the Masters in Mental Health Counseling.  Kevin manages to schedule his time and accommodate the needs of all three programs in a high quality way.  Kevin is going above and beyond the requirements of all three jobs here at IUPUC.”


Frank Wadsworth said about Julie David:

Julie David has been in a whirlwind since she arrived in 2012. She had 500 advisees the first year before Summer Bowman arrived. Julie uses a balanced approach to the many issues she deals with every day. She can take a tactical approach to problems when dealing with student advising and a strategic approach when planning out long term class schedules. Julie has made many outstanding suggestions for improving class scheduling and teaching adjustments. Julie has earned two professional certificates since arriving on the IUPUC campus. She is a certified Meyers-Briggs advisor and a Strong Interest Inventory counselor. Julie is the secretary for Staff Council.  Julie always has a smile, is friendly, outgoing, empathetic to student, staff, and faculty issues, and engaged with the campus. She is a wonderful Division of Business team member and continues to support the success of our students and campus.