Manwiller Named KU Employee of the Month for March 2021

Hawkinson presenting award to Manwiller

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Congratulations to Letitia Manwiller, student accounts representative, Office of Student Accounts, on being named Kutztown University Employee of the Month for March 2021.

Manwiller's nomination from Diane Kerschner, assistant director of Student Accounts, reads:

"(Tish) is a very caring and generous person who thinks of others before herself on a regular basis. The Office of Student Accounts has been short-handed for months and Tish's workload and stress have increased because of that. However, she continues to put others first and advocate for them.

I have found that if she sees that another person is struggling, she will offer her assistance with a project or task even when she is feeling overwhelmed herself. She has had to pivot over the last several months and learn new tasks, but she has accepted these additional duties and continually strives to provide excellent customer service to our students and parents.

Over the last year, Tish has demonstrated her dedication to Kutztown University and to our student population in many ways. The pandemic has left our office short staffed and she has definitely stepped up to the plate to learn and perform new duties to service our students.

Tish is generous and thoughtful and will always try to support me, whether it means pitching in to make phone calls, stuffing envelopes or even to help me find a COVID-19 vaccine or provide an afternoon snack."

Note: recipients will be recognized in order of presentation, due to scheduling conflicts.

Nominations are collected from students, faculty and staff, and the Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council. A winner will be selected each month, and out of the 12 monthly winners one will be selected as Employee of the Year. The Employee of the Month will receive a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by President Hawkinson.

For more information on the award or to nominate someone, please visit the KU human resources website.