Nov. 11, 2014 — The award of Staff Member of the Summer for 2014 has been presented to Charlene Fonseca, Andrew Smith ’13, and Jeff Eenigenburg. President Stephen D. Livesay expressed the college’s deepest appreciation for and admiration of these individuals for “the great work [they] do day in and day out.”
As an academic advisor for Bryan’s dual enrollment program Charlene Fonseca has played an integral role in drawing new students and parents to the college. Her uplifting attitude and tireless work shows her love for people and for the Lord. One of her nominators commented, “Some people just have that special way that they encourage others. Whether it is via a smile or a kind word, Charlene is one of these.”
Andrew Smith ’13, an admissions counselor, personally counseled more than 70 students from the fall 2014 incoming class (this year’s freshmen). “Many nights he was the last one to leave the office as he would stay late in order to reach students,” noted an unnamed coworker, who also drew attention to Smith’s starting and piloting a personal home visit program, in addition to his spending his week of vacation to speak and counsel campers at the Cedine Bible camp in Spring City, Tenn.
Over the summer Director of Campus Worship Jeff Eenigenburg was asked to plan out all the chapel services for the 2014-2015 academic year, in addition to his normal days’ duties. This sizeable project entailed lining up the speakers, planning out the songs for worship, and making room for announcements, all months in advance. Without hesitation, Eenigenburg gladly agreed to do so and planned out one of the most spiritually challenging and inspiring chapel seasons in Bryan’s recent history.
Each of these three Staff Member of the Summer Award recipients has made an incredible difference in the workplace, and Bryan College is grateful to each for their daily pursuit of excellence.
Written by Chloe Ann Nardone ’13, assistant director of marketing, 423.775.7206; firstname.lastname@example.org.