Faculty & Staff Awards

Grand View University recognizes many faculty for their excellent work in academia.

Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award (EIT Award)

The EIT Award recognizes an outstanding faculty member at Grand View University who demonstrates a commitment to enhancing student learning through innovation and creative teaching. 

Past Recipients

Outstanding Academic Advising Award

The Grand View University Outstanding Academic Advising Award is presented to a staff or faculty member who exhibits, through academic advising, a strong commitment to student success. 

Past Recipients

Excellence in Scholarship Award

The Grand View University Excellence in Scholarship Award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated significant achievement in the area of scholarship. 

Past Recipients

Distinguished Faculty Service Award

The Grand View University Distinguished Faculty Service Award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary service to the University.

Past recipients

Excellence in Service Award

The Excellence in Service Award recognizes an outstanding staff member at Grand View University. 

In 2022 this award was replaced with the three new awards listed below.

Past recipients

  • 2021: Erica Kluver, Human Resources Manager
  • 2020: Britt Einerson, Assistant to the Athletic Director
  • 2019: Phillip Weber, Painter
  • 2018: Russell Lackey, Senior Campus Pastor
  • 2017: Kelly Daniel, Graphic Designer
  • 2016: Deborah Gannon, Registrar
  • 2015: Tim Reger, Campus Services Assistant Manager
  • 2014: Kent Schornack, Director of Leadership and Counseling
  • 2013: Michelle Prange, Athletic Success Coordinator
  • 2012: Luanne Knudsen, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
  • 2011: Ellen Strachota, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • 2010: Julie Bantz, Controller
  • 2009: Tim Wheeldon, Director of Information Technology
  • 2008: Jean Steenhoek, Administrative Assistant for Nursing
  • 2007: Kim Butler, Director of Buildings and Grounds
Excellence in Service to Students Award 
  • 2023: Heidi Pries, Director of Student Involvement and New Student Programs
  • 2022: Laurie Butz, Completion Coach
Excellence in Service to the Faculty and Staff Award
  • 2023: Mary Donahue, Executive Administrative Assistant and Project Manager
  • 2022: Linda Mac Kinnon, Administrative Assistant
Excellence in Service to the University Award
  • 2023: Todd Bailey, Videographer
  • 2022: Corinna King, Executive Assistant to President & Provost
Student Success Impact Award             

The Grand View University Student Success Impact Award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated a significant and sustained commitment to advancing Grand View’s student success and student-ready goals.

  • 2023: Ryan Roy, Completion Coach