Important COVID-19 Information

For all University updates and resources regarding COVID-19, please visit www.doane.edu/covid-19
Due to weather conditions, all 2021 Doane Commencement ceremonies will be held indoors at the Fuhrer Fieldhouse. Visit doane.edu/graduation for more details on the venue change.
Thumbs Up Submissions

Thumbs Up Submissions

May 2021

  • Dawn Aksamit

    "During our department's time of transition, and when the Whitcomb Lee Conservatory was offline, Dawn has been very supportive and willing to take on extra tasks such as cleaning Padour Walker, organizing custodial supply deliveries, and taking vendors around campus when they show up unexpectedly." - Jerri VanHorn

  • Nazaria Ayala

    "I appreciate Nazaria's willingness to work nearly every weekend throughout this pandemic to clean residence halls. Also, a [belated] thumbs up for organizing all the supplies and people for the cleaning of residence hall private bathrooms during winter break." - Jerri VanHorn

  • Doug Christensen

    "Doug Christensen has a passion for education like no other! He continues to share his expertise and love of education with students in the Education Specialist program. I am lucky enough to work with him. I learn from him every time Doug speaks about being a servant leader, leading, and creating a philosophy of leading. Doug is a fantastic person and educator!" - Trudy Clark

  • Deb Collins

    "Deb is always happy to help with whatever is needed.  She greets everyone that enters the COE office with a smile and makes them feel welcome.  Her humor and caring attitude are much needed and appreciated on a difficult day!" - Nikki Piper

  • Chris Craven

    "The team in IT has been going above and beyond to ensure the CRM implementation will be successful. We couldn't do this without them and I'm incredibly thankful for their leadership, expertise and enthusiasm around this project!" - Jake Elswick

  • Denise Ellis

    "I packed up my office computer and a few files in late March 2020 and have worked from home (with the exception of a few days) until last week.  On April 20th, I returned to our office with Welcome Back signs, streamers, and hugs.  Thirteen months away has been too long.  Working from a distance was challenging for all of us but they were always willing to work with me by email, phone, or chat.  Whether I had a question or was in a panic.  I could count on them.  I missed these Registrar ladies.  They truly are the best. " - Barb Kemper

  • Brady Frahm

    "I appreciate Brady's dependability during our department's time of transition and throughout the pandemic. Brady has assisted with weekly custodial supply order deliveries, cleans Colonial Hall after rooms are vacated, and works nearly every weekend assisting with cleaning residence halls and Perry Campus Center." - Jerri VanHorn

  • Quinton Geis

    "He is an all-around great guy!  Even if you don't work in his office directly, you see him around and you are greeted with a "Hi there!".  He is full of Positive Energy and GO GO GO!  In my opinion, an EXCELLENT ambassador of DOANE!" - Anonymous

  • Steve Gugel

    "The team in IT has been going above and beyond to ensure the CRM implementation will be successful. We couldn't do this without them and I'm incredibly thankful for their leadership, expertise and enthusiasm around this project!" - Jake Elswick

  • Ann Hagaman

    "Ann has been a tremendous addition to the alumni engagement team. She has kept many moving pieces of our events, emails, chapters, and more on schedule during the transition from one director to another. I appreciate her upbeat, can-do personality as it's really kept our alumni, students, and community members at the forefront at all times. I personally can't thank her enough for the awesome partnership she's provided me. The world needs more individuals like Ann!" - Michael Stehlik

  • Peggy Hart

    "Thank you for helping me through year 1 of Covid athletic eligibility.  I appreciated the emails, call backs, and great chats we had as we worked through the Covid Related Exceptions for our fall, winter and spring sports.  Discussing the issues and working through the NAIA rules with you was a huge help to me.  Thank you for your support!  You are appreciated!" - Barb Kemper

  • Amos Joseph

    "The team in IT has been going above and beyond to ensure the CRM implementation will be successful. We couldn't do this without them and I'm incredibly thankful for their leadership, expertise and enthusiasm around this project!" - Jake Elswick

  • Sandy Koll

    "Sandy works so hard, and often behind the scenes, but the Advancement Office couldn't do our work without her. She does a great job sorting data and researching potential prospects for our development team. She is always willing to spend extra time brainstorming ideas to help us do our work more efficiently. Thanks Sandy for being a great member of our team!" - Jackie Hinrichsen

  • Pamela Madsen

    "Pamela Madsen has done a great job managing custodial supply orders during this time of COVID-19 and transition in the Custodial Services department." - Jerri VanHorn

  • Jan Melichar

    "I packed up my office computer and a few files in late March 2020 and have worked from home (with the exception of a few days) until last week.  On April 20th, I returned to our office with Welcome Back signs, streamers, and hugs.  Thirteen months away has been too long.  Working from a distance was challenging for all of us but they were always willing to work with me by email, phone, or chat.  Whether I had a question or was in a panic.  I could count on them.  I missed these Registrar ladies.  They truly are the best. " - Barb Kemper

  • Kelvin Mitchell

    "During our department's time of transition, Kelvin has stepped up to help manage the pick-up and delivery of custodial laundry and to deliver heavy equipment around campus.  All his extra assistance is greatly appreciated." - Jerri VanHorn

  • Cheyenne Nelson

    "She keeps the Performing Arts Departments on track and we wouldn’t be anywhere near as organized as we we are without Cheyenne!" - Joel Egger

  • Megan Paulsen

    "Megan Paulsen is a fantastic advisor for all of the College of Business graduate students.  Megan has taken initiative on several occasions, which has been very helpful in mitigating potential problems and identifying opportunites for improvement.  She is focused on students and what she can do to contribute to a better student experience.  Her engaging personality draws people to her and makes her a joy to work with!" - Jennifer Bossard

  • Jessica Polt

    "Jessica Polt will help anytime you ask.  She helps and then goes the second mile. " - Doug Christensen

  • Pete Poppert

    " Pete has done an amazing job with the Agribusiness program!  He formed an Agribusiness Club for current students to get to know each other and stay connected with him throughout their time at Doane.  He partnered with faculty in the Environmental and Earth Sciences Department to form an Agricultural Advisory Board to get feedback from industry experts, which he uses to update the curriculum.  Pete also regularly meets with prospective students and follows up with them to let them know he is excited to have them join the program.  In just one year at Doane (full-time), Pete has had a significant impact on students in the College of Business!" - Jennifer Bossard

  • Deb Savage

    "Deb is always willing to help where needed. She has embraced technology, stepped in to teach HSI courses on the Crete campus while maintaining her NRS course responsibilities...and never once complained. She is always someone I can depend on. This year has been especially hard with the decision to sunset the nursing program that she was very instrumental in the development of, and its success. Her dedication to teaching and Doane is very much appreciated!" - April Minster

  • Rick Schmuecker

    "We are lucky to have Rick who is the best sports information director in the NAIA.  This past weekend was extremely busy with home tennis, softball and baseball, and Rick and his team of student workers pulled it off with great success.  One of the highlights of the weekend was the centerfield camera for softball and baseball games.  This feature enhanced an already outstanding broadcast on the Doane Sports Network.  Rick works tirelessly 'behind the scenes' to ensure a great game day experience for Doane Athletics and those who follow and support it." - Cody Vance

    "Rick & Cody are work horses and always doing something helpful for somebody else! They help make athletics run smoothly and professionally and I am grateful for their time and efforts! Looking forward to another busy school year with you guys this fall!" - Jenna Jones

  • Greg Seier

    "Greg is an amazing asset to Doane, the Exercise Science program, and students. He demonstrates a strong work ethic and his expertise in the field is one of a kind! I consistently hear positive comments from students. I appreciate his dedication and growth mindset for the future of the program!" - April Minster

  • Patty Stehlik

    "I packed up my office computer and a few files in late March 2020 and have worked from home (with the exception of a few days) until last week.  On April 20th, I returned to our office with Welcome Back signs, streamers, and hugs.  Thirteen months away has been too long.  Working from a distance was challenging for all of us but they were always willing to work with me by email, phone, or chat.  Whether I had a question or was in a panic.  I could count on them.  I missed these Registrar ladies.  They truly are the best. " - Barb Kemper

  • Georgia Thomas

    "Georgia offers amazing administrative support to the College of Business.  She has been instrumental in working on many projects that are essential to establishing a solid foundation for the college.  Her attention to detail ensures nothing is overlooked.  She is proactive and takes initiative, which is very appreciated.  Her positive attitude and contageous energy make her a delight to work with!" - Jennifer Bossard

  • Cody Vance

    "Rick & Cody are work horses and always doing something helpful for somebody else! They help make athletics run smoothly and professionally and I am grateful for their time and efforts! Looking forward to another busy school year with you guys this fall!" - Jenna Jones