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Current Winners

Cymone Fourshey, Ph.D.Cymone Fourshey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History, Faculty Coordinator for Post-Graduate Advising, International Studies Major Director

Cymone Fourshey has been at Susquehanna University since 2001 and is being recognized for her work in advancing the goals of “post-graduate opportunities” toward the strategic plan goal to “measure and communicate student outcomes.” Although most know her as an historian, she agreed to take up some important administrative work as part of the restructuring of the academic program and our focus on successful student outcomes.

Under her leadership, Fulbright applications reached an all-time high of seven with three of those students being selected and placed. She has achieved excellent results for a first-year effort, demonstrated the value of collaboration in achieving success and set an outstanding example of committed work that advances university goals. She mentors students who apply for fellowships, volunteer opportunities such as the Peace Corps, or graduate school.

Brenda BalonisBrenda Balonis
Assistant Director of Human Resources

Brenda Balonis has been a member of the Susquehanna community since 1999. She stepped into the breach and assumed the duties of the Director of Human Resources and Risk Management during a 14-month vacancy. She revamped the immigration process, developed a policy for employment of relatives, helped select and implement PeopleAdmin–a hiring management system–which is still in progress. She served on two separate search committees to hire the permanent HR director and rebid the long-term disability and life insurance policies resulting in large annual savings to the university along with other achievements.

John Foltz '73 John Foltz '73
Web Video Lead

John Foltz is a Susquehanna alumnus who returned to his alma mater in 2008 to make us a better place. Nominated for strengthening the university as a “trusted mentor and advisor,” he works in both a faculty role and in University Communications. Described as “a gifted videographer with a passion for his alma mater” and using his work to “evoke the emotion so important to moving people to action,” John is “a perfectionist with a tremendous commitment to ensure the job is done and done well.” He is a teacher and mentor and has played an important role in strengthening the experience of students interested in studying broadcast communications.

Cris MetzgerCris Metzger
Laborer, Facilities Management

Cris Metzger
has been with the university since 2008. He is described as having a great attitude and work ethic and has steadily improved the competency and effectiveness of the shop he runs. “He leads by example on a daily basis; taking an equal share of the daily assignments while efficiently using all of the staff to their full potential.” He is a forward thinker and great problem solver and has demonstrated these skills by developing and executing a number of lighting projects that will result in significant energy savings while improving the overall quality of lighting on campus.

Laura MoanLaura Moan
Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

Laura Moan
has been a member of the Susquehanna community since 2001. She has gained increased exposure for Susquehanna, which in turn has been beneficial in enhancing our reputation and assisting in our recruitment efforts. her nominator describes her as “a very talented coach. Her ability to communicate with the student-athletes, her knowledge and ability to consistently prepare her team to compete, and her deep love for lacrosse provide the foundation for an outstanding experience for the students-athletes.” The 2013 season was the most successful season in the history of SU Women’s Lacrosse. This coach’s leadership resulted in an undefeated regular season, the first ever Landmark Conference Championship in the sport, the opportunity to host an NCAA playoff game, and a national ranking of #13 at the end of the season.

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