Bellevue University Faculty and Staff Recognized with Awards for Excellence
Five Bellevue University faculty members and two staff members were recently honored as they were named the 2022 recipients of the University's excellence in teaching, outstanding service and innovation awards.
- Barry Trunk, adjunct faculty member, College of Arts and Sciences, was honored with the Lou Soukup Adjunct Faculty Award;
- Steven Maestas, adjunct faculty member, College of Science and Technology, was honored with the Lou Soukup Adjunct Faculty Award;
- Dr. Katie Joeckel, Professor and Program Director, College of Arts and Sciences, was honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award;
- Dr. Jerome Lewis, Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, was honored with the Excellence in Service Award;
- Patrick Nieland, Assistant Professor, College of Science and Technology, was honored with the Excellence in Innovation Award;
- Tim Hawver, Research Analyst, was honored with the President's Service Award;
- Alicia Williams, Systems Analyst, was also honored with the President's Service Award.
Employees reaching milestone service anniversaries were also recognized. Jerry Blasig, Vice President of Administration, Building and Grounds, was recognized for 40 years of service. Blasig is retiring this year.
The annual awards were announced at a University all-campus meeting held June 24. The meeting was held in-person and via Zoom and brought together more than 500 employees from campus and multiple remote locations for an update on university operations.
About Bellevue University
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).