Distinguished Staff Award: 2006


2006 Distinguished Staff Award Winners (L to R):

  • Glenn Zobel
  • Ken Schussler
  • Brian Pacholka
  • Barb Spedowski
  • Judy Elsey

Judy Elsey

Enrollment Services Supervisor
Ferris State University-Grand Rapids

Judy is continuously collaborating with members of the main campus to ensure consistent transferring of information. Her initiative to develop a student orientation program for FSU-GR has created a positive and lasting impression of the University to potential students and their families. Judy has been active in the Ferris and local communities by sharing her numerous talents both professionally and personally with local groups and churches. She is an exceptional advocate for the University and its programs.

Brian Pacholka

Technician, Plastics and Rubber Departmentr

Brian assists all areas of the campus community in the delivery of a quality educational experience to students. His talent and expertise in developing specialized equipment is extraordinary and is instrumental in providing technological opportunities to students. Brian has been active in the Ferris and local communities by serving on committees that extend from the College of Technology Dean Selection Committee to his active involvement with AMVETS Post 1941. His dedication to technological advancements through the development of grants and special equipment provides quality student education and confirms his strong commitment to Ferris.

Ken Schussler

Custodian, Residential Life

Ken is devoted to providing a high standard of services to students for a quality on-campus living experience. Ken has been active in the Ferris and local communities through his contributions to Residential Life's Uniform Committee and the Colfax Township Fire Department. The support Ken provides to his childrens' school activities and his enthusiasm for a positive student experience confirms his role as a good will ambassador for Ferris in the local community.

Barb Spedowski

Secretary Level II, Residential Life

Barb works closely with many other offices across campus to ensure that every student's need is being met while living on campus. Her empathy and compassion creates a lasting impression on students and their families. Barb has remained active in the Ferris and local communities by dedicating her time to the Mecosta County Children's Council and Hospice of Michigan. Barb's school spirit as a hockey fan and Blueline Club member shows her continued devotion as a Bulldog!

Glenn Zobel

Moving Coordinator, Physical Plant

Glenn works closely with colleagues to assure quality delivery to staff and students' expectations. Glenn's positive attitude and great work ethic are contagious to the student employees under his leadership. Glenn has been active in the Ferris and local communities as a union representative and as a member of the Distinguished Staff Awards Committee. Glenn's contributions to Relay for Life and Mecosta County Medical Center reinforce his commitment to Ferris State University and the local community.