Dr. Sameer Siddiqui Named to St. Louis Business Journal's "40 Under 40"

The Department of Surgery is very proud to announce this year's 40 under 40 recipient, Dr. Sameer Siddiqui, Chief of the Division of Urology.

Dr. Siddiqui has accomplished so much in his short time here with Saint Louis University. He has practically rebuilt the urology division with the hiring of 4 urologist since his start here in 2014. The residency program was diminished and after 2 years of hard work, the residency program went into full swing with 3 residents and the 4th resident starting in July.

Dr. Siddiqui is a very humble person and doesn't take credit for his accomplishments. He will tell you that it is the team that he built that has made it possible. His dedication to Saint Louis University, his patients, and his department is unprecedented.

Congratulations to Dr. Siddiqui! Click on the picture below to view the article from The Saint Louis Business Journal about Dr. Siddiqui. 


Congratulations to those Celebrating Milestone Service Anniversaries!

We would like to congratulate those who are celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service in February and March 2017.
Thank you for your service at SLU!

35 Years
  • Kathleen B. Merlo
30 Years
  • Sandra Kay Bopp
  • Nanette A. Parris
  • Bekuretsion Tekle
  • Donald E. Shivers
25 Years
  • Deborah J. Allinson
  • Mary K. Dorsey
  • Diane S. Goebel
  • Mark G. Haenchen
20 Years
  • Roger C. Andrews
  • Bridget A. DeClue
  • Jeanne Lawo
  • Betty Nelson
  • Howard M. Place
  • Stephen P. Waldman
  • Jeffrey A. Young
15 Years
  • Banke Agarwal, M.D.
  • Steven J. Bander, M.D.
  • Tremeka S. Barner-Brown 
  • LouAnn A. Biermann 
  • Lawrence G. Bommarito 
  • Martin M. Clay, Jr.
  • Hillary L. Daniel 
  • Cynthia L. Fairchild
  • Rosemary M. King 
  • Mary A. Lapusan
  • Rosemary M. King
  • Matthew L. Krob  
  • Denise Passanise
  • Christopher J. Pieper 
  • Antonio B. Thomas
  • James L. Van Nest, Jr.
10 Years
  • Barbara L. Bequette 
  • Mary T. Cook
  • Cynthia M. Gaume 
  • Silvia Gonzalez
  • Sandra L. Hampton
  • Patrick G. Harvey
  • Cherell M. Johnson 
  • Juanika L. Jones
  • Alexis A. Posnanski
  • Joann M. Rolfi
  • Brandon L. Verhoff 
5 Years
  • Kelley M. Belina
  • Rachael J. Bradshaw, M.S.
  • Daniel C. Brewer, B.S.
  • James R. Carpentier
  • Luz E. Carriedo 
  • Victoria E. Cornelius
  • Nathan E. Cowen
  • Carrie A. Cupples
  • Daniel P. Gillen, M.D.
  • Debra H. Williams 
  • Lauren K. Landfried, B.S.
  • Matthew R. Lisko
  • Veronica J. Quarles  
  • Emily R. Scherliss
  • Brittani Schwartzkopf
  • Katherine Shields 
  • John P. Soucy
  • John J. Stephens, M.D.
  • Joseph M. Taylor 
  • Chezna M. Warner, PA-C, M.H.S.
  • Lawanda D. Warren 
  • Debra H. Williams 

Chantel Payne Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Chantel Payne, Surgery-DOB, who received a SLU Spark! Chantel was recognized by Linda Postula, Surgery-DOB, for showing compassion.

"I received a call today from a patient's daughter. The woman told me her father was being seen at our new location, 6400 Clayton Rd. Once her Dad had been taken back it became too painful for the daughter to sit in the chair. The woman was having a lot of discomfort, as she has a history of back issues. Chantel noticed the woman's discomfort and asked if she could do anything to help. The woman asked if it would be ok if she went to her car and waited for her Dad, and she would come back in at whatever time they told her. Chantel asked her where she was parked, and the woman stated she was in the parking garage. Chantel told her that would not be necessary, and she would bring her father to the car when he was done with the appointment. The daughter was most grateful as she said you don't find that kind of customer service anymore. Kudos to Chantel for showing kindness and compassion to a family member, and for noticing this woman's discomfort as she was waiting for her Dad. Thank you Chantel for all you do and the kindness you displayed."

Brianne Burcke Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Brianne Burcke, Financial Planning & Budget, who received a SLU Spark! Brianne was recognized by Libby Gallogly, HR-Consulting and Client Services, for pursuing excellence.

"Brianne is excellent. She does an phenomenal job serving our community by being attentive and responsive to others and paying special care to all the little details. I am so thankful to be working with her on a current project and many to come!"

Ann Meechai Recieved a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Ann Meechai, English as a Second Language, who received a SLU Spark! Ann was nominated by Lisieux Huelman, INTO SLU, for strengthening our community!

"Thank you for being a force of positivity and joy during a difficult transition period. Your patience and understanding have been an excellent example to other members of the program. I appreciate the administrative support you have provided, but the spiritual and emotional support you give the program has been unparalleled. Your attitude, hard work, and work ethic are making this program stronger and more academically rigorous and I'm excited to work with you for the next several years."

Julie Flowers Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Julie Flowers, Public Health, who received a SLU Spark! Julie was nominated by Enbal Shacham, Behavioral Science & Health Education, for serving others!

"Julie has worked with me along with many other faculty for many years, creating and managing our budgets. She has an amazing commitment to the work that we do, so much so, that when she was called to serve on jury duty, she continued long hours to ensure that my latest grant budget was completed on time. This is in addition to the consistent work that she does to ensure that we understand how to manage a budget."

Veterans Affinity Group Forming at SLU

SLU employees who are military veterans are being asked to get involved. Please help spread the word to anyone at SLU who might want to get involved.

The Office of Military and Veteran Enrollment Services is also helping to start a Veterans Affinity Group at SLU for all employees at SLU who are military veterans. Military and Veteran Enrollment Services will establish a list serve and send information about upcoming events on campus specific for veterans, like the Veterans Day lunch. Tommy Lucas, a graduate assistant and doctoral candidate, is spearheading much of the activity and occupies the Military and Veterans Enrollment Services Office in DuBourg Hall, Room 15. As a part of this effort, the group would create Bylaws and a structure, but would share similar values with the Student Veterans Association to create an environment that is military friendly, and to continue to serve as men and women for others. The purpose of this group is to meet the needs of veterans at SLU. Lucas said, “It is not uncommon to see affinity groups form at large organizations like Ameren and Purina, or InBev.”

As a part of creating a military friendly culture, the Office of Military and Veteran Enrollment Services hosts a veterans lunch every Friday from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Billiken Grill in the Busch Student Center. All veterans are welcome to come and meet other veterans. Bring your own lunch, or buy your lunch there.

Also, the Office of Military and Veteran Enrollment Services has made aware of military personnel deploying for up to a year with SLU connections. In the effort to support deployed service members, ​plans to work with H.E.R.O.E.S. Care to assemble and ship care packages are underway. Yvonne McCool said, “Mr. Lucas toured H.E.R.O.E.S. Care recently and gathered a list of items that can be shipped.” The group hopes to take up a collection of items, cash for shipping and send care packages from SLU to our military deployed.

When possible, Military and Veteran Enrollment Services would like SLU's deploying military to see SLU on the way out, feel the support of SLU while gone, see SLU when they return. As ​members of the SLU community ​as well as the St. Louis​ metropolitan area​, it would be great to show support for ​soldiers and their families throughout their deployment​ from the community​.

​​If you are interested in supporting these efforts, please ​click here to complete the form being used to identify SLU employees interested in helping form the affinity group. ​Share this information anyone who may be interested so they can complete the Google Form as well. ​The Google Form allows interested members of the SLU community to indicate their desire to be a part of the group, even if not a veteran but may have a family member that is.

For additional information, e-mail Yvonne McCool at ymccoolm@slu.edu or call 314-977-8957. Yvonne served in the Air Force from 1981-1992. She was a personnel technician, and deployed ​to Korea ​in support of ​a joint exercise referred to as ​Team Spirit '​85.

Battle for the Boot 2017 Begins

Start bringing in your shoes and looking for collection boxes and bins; the 2017 Battle for the Boot began January 3, 2017. This year our theme is the “Battle against Water Poverty” and SLU joins Lindenwood University, Washington University, University of Missouri in St. Louis (UMSL), Webster, Fontbonne, and Maryville in a joint effort to collect 15,000 pounds of shoes. SLU has been challenged to collect 7,300 pounds.

“Things are a little different this year,” said Yvonne McCool, the organizer of SLU’s shoe drive. The golden boot has been retired. “But, we are still competing for our internal boot trophies,” McCool said. She continued with a special “thank you” to Manisha Ford-Thomas, Assistant Director, Housing and Residence Life and Brandon Verhoff, Director of Sustainability and Benchmarking, for their role in recruiting the contacts for 11 resident halls. In the past, Fusz Hall was the only resident hall collecting shoes for the shoe drive and the student participation is tremendous.

This year there are 35 collection sites on campus and 2 collection sites off campus. A complete list may be viewed by clicking this link

Every year, the Saint Louis University community donates thousands of pounds of shoes to help support efforts to bring clean water to those who thirst. Without each and every person who brings in shoes, places a collection box in their building, helps sort and count shoes, we would not be successful. McCool said, since we began collecting shoes in 2012, the SLU community has donated 30,787 pounds of shoes. “That’s just amazing!” For questions, please contact Yvonne McCool, ymccoolm@slu.edu , or call 314-977-8957.


Ryan Boyer Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Ryan Boyer, Flight Instruction, who received a SLU Spark! Ryan was nominated by Jennifer Masiulis, Parks Academic Advising, for pursuing excellence!

"From the Parks Academic Advising Office: Thank you, Ryan, for your amazing and diligent work with our Flight Science students!! You have demonstrated flexibility, care and excellent communication skills while balancing helpfulness and accountability with our students. The communication and teamwork between our units has never been so seamless! Thank you for all of the work you did on the front end and on the back end to help our students in getting scheduled for their flight time. You rock! Sincerely, Jenn, Nancy, Summer & Lisa"

Geralyn Singer Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Geralyn Singer, CSB-Undergraduate Advising Services, who received a SLU Spark! Geralyn was recognized by Jamie Motley, Student Educational Services, for serving others!

"Thanks for providing friendly, professional assistance whenever I have a "quick question" (smile) related to business majors and courses. It's always a breath of fresh air to hear your pleasant voice on the other end of the phone when I call, or to receive your prompt response to an e-mail. I appreciate you so much!!!"

Caitlin Cox Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Caitlin Cox, Academic Support, who received a SLU Spark! Caitlin was recognized by Jamie Motley, Student Educational Services, for strengthening our community.

"Thank you for your ongoing partnership in providing both academic and moral support to my SSS advisees! Our collaborative approach to assisting students who are experiencing academic difficulty (and other challenges) has been greatly appreciated."


Danielle Mungenast Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulation to Danielle Mungenast, Consulting and Client Services, who received a SLU Spark! Danielle was recognized by Anna Beasley, Consulting & Client Services, for serving others.

"Danielle puts so much care into her work and is a great team member. Just this week, I saw her helping our HR Service Specialist make an update to a form - first thing in the morning on the Tuesday we were back from the holiday. And today, I sent her an IM with a request for data, and within minutes, she was able accommodate my request. You never hesitate to pitch in - thank you and thanks for serving our team. It's a pleasure working with you!"

Katie Hoff Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Katie Hoff, Learning & Development, who received a SLU Spark! Katie was recognized by Kellisa Fiala, Instruction-Social Work, for Driving Change and Innovation.

"Katie is an amazing facilitator. She ran most of the Cura Conflict Mediation Pilot program--likely our most controversial session thus far as we learn to deal with difficult workplace challenges. I would love to attend more sessions or professional development sessions with Katie. Thank you!"

Deanna Shaw Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Deanna Shaw, Orthopaedic Surgery, who received a SLU Spark! Deanna was recognized by Reva Gomes, Orthopaedic Surgery, for serving others.

"Deanna and I are both new employees to the Orthopaedic Surgery department. She has been instrumental in making sure I don't get lost navigating the campus locations for training. SLUcare was closing their offices at noon on Friday due to the impending ice storm. I was thankful for that because I drive 45 minutes to get to back home. Deanna was concerned for my safety and patiently waited for me to text her when I made it home. She has a generous and upbeat personality and I know that we are going to be great co-workers and friends. We are excited to learn together and pursue putting our efforts into our great team. Deanna really does know how to serve others."

Todd Fallert Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Todd Fallert, Admin. Public Health, who received a SLU Spark! Todd was recognized by Sue Tebb, Instruction-Social Work, for serving others.

"This week we have had an intersession course in the school of social work and this course brings in many speakers with differing styles of presenting and different personal needs. Todd has been there all week for our class from before it starts early in the morning until after it is over late in the afternoon to make sure that the students and I have all we need for the course but especially that our guests have the IT support and equipment they need in order to give their best presentations. The night before the last day of class there were weather concerns about the next day so Todd shared Fuse directions for all and his personal cell phone number so we would be able to complete the course. His willingness and skills to be available to serve helps to strengthen our social work community. He is also a role model to the students and to me of what service and pursuing excellence looks like in action."

Caroline Kaikati Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Caroline Kaikati, Stewardship, who received a SLU Spark! Caroline was nominated by Lynda Signorino, VP Development, for strengthening our community.

"Caroline is one of those people who is always smiling and who makes you smile when she walks in your door. She is a joy to work with and always cheery and so kind to everyone. Upbeat should be her middle name; she's such an asset to our division!"

Debbie Dill Garvin Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Debbie Dill Garvin, Stewardship, who received a SLU Spark! Debbie was recognized by Laura Kleinschmidt, Alumni Engagement, for strengthening our community.

"Debbie Dill Garvin is the events manager for our department (Alumni and Donor Engagement). I have worked alongside her at many events, but there was a special event in mid-December that confirmed how much Debbie goes above and beyond her duties. She put so much time and energy into this event and the guests all thought it was fantastic.The small details made the difference, and Debbie thought of everything. I love working with someone who is so organized and energetic, and I never worry about event details because I trust that Debbie will solve any issues before I even notice them. She really does think of everything and strengthens her community with her positive attitude and sense of humor. For this, I want to give Debbie a SLU Spark! She deserves one for the event in December and many more for all of the events she coordinates. They are always fabulous!"


ITS SaLUting You Recipients

Congratulations to the following members of ITS for being recognized with the "SaLUting You" award.

  • November 2016: Matt Edgar, Network Analyst, ITS-Enterprise Resources 
  • December 2016: Glenn Vaughn, Multimedia Support Analyst, Sr., ITS-TLRC 
The program is meant to promote and formally reward employees’ contributions to the overall objectives of ITS. As part of the program, one employee is chosen from nominations each month to receive the “SaLUting You” award. The award is designed to recognize employees for excellence in customer service, financial efficiency, and creative ingenuity.

Congratulations, Mary!

Congratulations to Mary Moore, Director of SLUCare Social Work, on her retirement. Mary retired on January 4 after 24 years at SLU. She plans to keep busy by spending time with her grandchildren, doing volunteer work, traveling, and knitting.

Congratulations, Ann!



Congratulations to Ann Wainscott, Assistant Professor in Political Science, and husband Alexander Thurston, on the birth of their first child, a boy, John Robert Thurston.

John, more commonly known as baby Jack, was born on December 16, weighing 8 pounds and 13 ounces. Baby Jack really enjoys stretching his arms and legs and listening to music!

Congratulations, Annie!


Congratulations to Annie Neidel, Program Coordinator of the Honors Program, and husband Jim Neidel, on the birth of their second child, a girl, Josephine Jane Neidel. 

Josephine was born on November 21, weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces.


Congratulations, Kristine!


Congratulations to Kristine Griffett, Postdoctoral Fellow in Pharmacology and Physiology, and husband Josh Griffett, on the birth of their daughter, Ashley Lauren Griffett.

Ashley was born on November 16 and weighed 6 pounds and 14 ounces.

Stephen O'Brien Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Stephen O'Brien, Parking and Card Services, who received a SLU Spark! Stephen was recognized by Shawn McCaw, Student Financial Services, for showing compassion.

"Stephen is friendly and always goes out of the way to talk to staff and students who are leaving the parking garage. He often shares a little antidote or story with people as they exit. His stories brighten my day when I leave to face the drive home."

Will Perkins Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Will Perkins, Pre-College and Access Programs, who received a SLU Spark! Will was recognized by Jamie Motley, Student Educational Services, for strengthening our community.

"Thank you for the many ways in which you inspire and strengthen our team here in Student Educational Services (SES). You recognize greatness in each of us and encourage us to be great as a department."

Ben Jurs Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Ben Jurs, Parking and Card Services, who received a SLU Spark! Ben was recognized by Jen Maness, Center for Advanced Dental Education, for pursuing excellence.

"I recently lost my SLU ID. I contacted Ben. He provided excellent service and mad sure I had my new ID quickly. When I picked up my ID he greeted me with a friendly smile."

Thomas Harashe Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Thomas Harashe, Facilities Management, who received a SLU Spark! Thomas was recognized by Amelisa Blanton, Social Work, for serving others.

"Over the past two weeks, we've had lots of heating and cooling issues in our building. Thomas has responded quickly to requests, helping to ensure that our auditorium didn't feel like a sauna for our graduation ceremony for students, and our offices didn't feel like freezer boxes. He has approached the challenges with a wonderful sense of humor and grace that has lifted spirits in our office. He has taken the time to check in with each individual in our office, to see how the temperature is, and how he can best assist to make the temperature the best it can be. Currently, he's working away in our ceiling, for the second day in a row, and won't stop until he's got it fixed and right. I'm grateful for Thomas's dedication and time to our faculty, staff, and students, and for his incredible attitude along the way!!"

Roweena Sehwani Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Roweena Sehwani, SLU-Madrid, who received a SLU Spark! Roweena was recognized by Jaime Ortiz, SLU-Madrid, for strengthening our community.

"Dear Roweena. Thank you for all you do to make our days better. Thank you for being an amazing colleague and friend. And thanks for cheering us up and for being a good reason to come to work every day!"

Alexis Bruce-Staudt Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Alexis Bruce-Staudt, Public Health, who received a SLU Spark! Alexis was recognized by Kellisa Fiala, Social Work, for pursuing excellence.

"Although she may not be formal, Alexis has provided me with the professional mentorship and a professional push when I've needed one. The excellence that Alexis shows in her every day work is not recognized as often as it should be. She's a rock star."

Peter Garvin Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Peter Garvin, Public Safety/EmergencyPreparedness, who received a SLU Spark! Peter was recognized by Kellisa Fiala, Social Work, for strengthening our community.

"Pete is a face of welcome and safety across the University. His commitment to shared governance and solution-driven approach to leadership is welcomed. Follow in his footsteps fellow Billikens, he's worth following!"

Jordan Waddy Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Jordan Waddy, Career Services, who received a SLU Spark! Jordan was recognized by Emily Seitz, Information Technology Services, for strengthening our community.

"I would like to recognize Jordan Waddy for conducting the Do What You Are Assessment for our department. She conducted fun and energetic exercises to show our team members how our own personality traits can impact others and how we can find ways to better understand each other. She taught us to celebrate each otherĂ¢€™s differences and no matter what we can all be successful in our careers here at SLU. Thank your for the work and preparation you put in to get ready for this assessment. It really was a great benefit to our team."

Sherry Ashford Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Sherry Ashford, Physical Therapy, who received a SLU Spark! Sherry was recognized by Ginge Kettenbach, Physical Therapy, for serving others.

"Sherry was 1 of 2 secretaries left after 4 people resigned within a 6-week period of time. She helped to hold down the fort until more staff could be hired. When jobs needed to be redistributed, Sherry has remained positive and has taken on the task of learning many, many new functions in Banner. She does essential functions of all kinds in Banner, Blackboard, ExamSoft to keep this busy department with almost 600 students running."

Jim Greathouse Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Jim Greathouse, HR-Learning & Development, who received a SLU Spark! Jim was recognized by Kellisa Fiala, Social Work, for driving change and innovation.

"Jim is an outstanding instructor and coordinator. I've worked with him on setting up custom on-site opportunities to engage my colleagues who face challenges to attend training on the North Campus--a successful venture! His skills include captivating an audience and engaging those who may not want to engage learn how to be better professionals. Thank you!"

Maddie O'Connell Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Maddie O'Connell, HR-Learning & Development, who received a SLU Spark! Maddie was recognized by Kellisa Fiala, Social Work, for driving change and innovation.

"Maddie is an organizational charm. Maddie is often in the background making sure Learning and Development programming is scheduled and organized. As someone how has done this role in my own area, I know what kind of a commitment this is and I greatly appreciate it. Thank you!"

Jami Curley Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Jami Curley, Social Work, who received a SLU Spark! Jami was recognized by Kellisa Fiala, Social Work, for showing compassion.

"When SLU morale is at its lowest, Jami works to bring smiles to our building. Whether it be by filling her candy bowl, or hiding the mysterious Elf on a Shelf, or just giving a hug when needed, Jami is there. Her days may be a million times worse than the ones we are facing and she will remind you to see the good in our lives."

Ann Scales Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Ann Scales, Parks College, who received a SLU Spark! Ann was recognized by Ronaldo Luna, Civil Engineering, for serving others.

"This fall semester when our Department of Civil Engineering and ASCE student chapter held the welcome back picnic, Ann Scales shined. She noticed that her friend Vicky Pettiford was a bit under the weather and overwhelmed with the upcoming event. She came to our office to support her and later rolled up her sleeves and got behind the food line with he always positive disposition. I always notice her open heart and dedication to her friends and colleagues at Parks College. I always hear praise for her awesome work with faculty in her role with grant accounts. Kudos to Ann!"

Alyssa Wilson Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Alyssa Wilson, Social Work, who received a SLU Spark! Alyssa was recognized by Kellisa Fiala, Social Work, for strengthening our community.

"Alyssa saw the need for a service in the agencies that she works with her students. The student resources are quite limited within her program for students. She collaborated for paid work experiences for multiple students. The process to set this in place was incredibly time-consuming and she pushed to serve her students, the community, and push for an innovative and sustainable change."

Noelle Fearn Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Noelle Fearn, Social Work, who received a SLU Spark! Noelle was recognized by Kellisa Fiala, Social Work, for serving others.

"Noelle's commitment to her students and the university is admirable. She has been added to many important committees to help decide change for the University undergraduate and graduate programs. These administrative tasks as well as her own program's needs consume much of her time, however, she serves her SLU community as fairly and efficiently as possible."

Amelia Blanton Hibner Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Amelia Blanton Hibner, Social Work, who received a SLU Spark! Amelia was recognized by Kellisa Fiala, Social Work, for pursuing excellence.

"This fall, Amelia served on various staff committees, taught an undergraduate course, studied in her PhD program, and ran the School of Social Work's programs. Her dedication to her commitments is remarkable. The organization and the outstanding outcomes that come from this fiery, young women is encouraging to all young women leaders!"

Lavonda Tucker-Jackson Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Lavonda Tucker-Jackson, Public Safety/EmergencyPreparedness, who received a SLU Spark! Lavonda was recognized by Peter Garvin, Public Safety/EmergencyPreparedness, for serving others.

"It's that time of year again where Lavonda demonstrates the university's mission in action with her Angel Tree Program endeavors to recognize, support and bring Christmas to children in our community who face challenges most of us have not experienced. She coordinates all of the efforts which culminate in the children and their immediate family having an event filled with gifts, food and fun! Santa even shows up! :)"

Mourad Halim Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Mourad Halim, ITS-Customer Service, who received a SLU Spark! Mourad was recognized by Mike Martin, ITS-Customer Service, for pursuing excellence.

"Mourad drives his team to excel and does his best to make sure we have the opportunities and tools to do the best job we can do."

Noel Luistro Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Noel Luistro, ITS-Customer Service, who received a SLU Spark! Noel was recognized by Mike Martin, ITS-Customer Service, for serving others.

"Noel is always the first one to volunteer to work on an issue, he's always working with a smile and exhibits great customer service skills, he is a pleasure to work with."

Kristin Hrasky Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Kristin Hrasky, Physical Therapy, who received a SLU Spark! Kristin was recognized by Ginge Kettenbach, Physical Therapy, for pursuing excellence.

"Kristin was hired into a department that had once had 6 staff as one of now 4 staff with job redistribution. Kristin has quickly learned new technology in scheduling classes and has taken on the job of scheduling 5 different professional years from 2 programs with intersecting classes and lab and formulating a new, more balanced schedule for the PT/AT students for 2017-18 school year. Kristin asks wonderful questions, has a positive bubbly personality and brings her positive vibe and excellence to work every day. She's been a wonderful addition to our department."

Kate O'Brien Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Kate O'Brien, Public Health, who received a SLU Spark! Kate was recognized by Maggie Callon, Public Health, for showing compassion.

"Kate has done an amazing job handling a semester that was very tough for some of her students. She has showed compassion and discretion in dealing with sensitive student matters, and has worked exceptionally hard to help students outline the best possible paths for their future."

Jennifer Oberg Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Jennifer Oberg, School of Nursing, who received a SLU Spark! Jennifer was recognized by Lisa Roach, School of Nursing, for pursuing excellence.

"Jennifer exhibits a strong desire to assist others particularly through technology. She's had a strong background in service and continues that work here at the School of Nursing. She has a desire to learn, offers new ideas to solve issues and has a friendly demeanor. I appreciate the difference she has made to our school."

Shelly LeMatty Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Shelly LeMatty, Finance Office-Medical Center, who received a SLU Spark! Shelly was recognized by Libby Gallogly, HR-Consulting & Client Services, for serving others.

"Shelly is always working effectively and efficiently to serve others and make sure everything runs smoothly in the Medical Center Finance Office. She serves all clinical and School of Medicine departments and does so with a smile! I truly appreciate her."

Cathy Motil Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Cathy Motil, SOM Continuing Education, who received a SLU Spark! Cathy was recognized by Tammi Mooshegian, SOM Continuing Education, for serving others.

"Cathy Motil is a valuable employee and works with compassion and consideration. She is helpful to all those that she comes in contact with. She is willing to go the extra mile to help train new CME coordinator in the CloudCME database and to ensure they understand compliance issues with the accreditation requirements. Cathy is a loyal SLU employee living the SLU mission of working for the better good of those around her."

Regina Walton Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Regina Walton, Diversity and Community Engagement, who received a SLU Spark! Regina was recognized by Jamie Motley, Student Educational Services, for serving others.

"Regina, you are a class act! You use your many gifts to make others feel special and that makes YOU special! Thanks for coordinating - among other things - SLU's team for the 2016 Sista Strut Breast Cancer Walk, and doing so with a touch of elegance. You provided an opportunity for many of us across campus to bond while coming together for an important cause. May you be blessed abundantly for the difference that you make in the lives of others."

Ryan Wilson Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Ryan Wilson, Pre-College and Access Programs, who received a SLU Spark! Ryan was recognized by Jamie Motley, Student Educational Services, for strengthening our community.

"Thanks for inspiring members of our Student Educational Services (SES) team to come together and develop "Santa's Workshop" in preparation for our recent staff retreat! We experienced the kind of synergy that ultimately led to a creative, engaging and substantive presentation. It was uplifting to have a collective voice without losing our ability to laugh and bond as a team, and your leadership is what made the difference. I am looking forward to the follow-up discussions we will have in our department as we revisit the ideas that were brought forth."

Trina Brown Received a SLU Spark!

Congratulations to Trina Brown, Custodial Services, who received a SLU Spark! Trina was recognized by Peter Garvin, Public Safety, for serving others.

"I had the pleasure of interacting with Trina Brown of Custodial Services at the Pere Marquette Gallery. After calling their department to report a trash issue, Trina arrived and happily cleared the bags and asked if I knew there was an event forthcoming. Not knowing at the time, I learned shortly thereafter there was a graduation ceremony soon which would require further cleaning. I found Trina who voluntarily ended her lunch break to return to clean the room. Her dedication to her job and willingness to forfeit her lunch time to prepare the room for the ceremony is commendable."