By Jordan Beach
Reinhardt University kicked off the start to the new academic year in a traditional way, as faculty and staff ready the campus for students to return to class Monday.
The Reinhardt family joined together Monday for the State of the University Monday and for the Welcome Back Breakfast Tuesday.
“The Welcome Back Breakfast is a tradition here at Reinhardt. Faculty return to campus, and they gather with staff and leadership over a meal,” said Kristy Starling, director of human resources. “This is also the time we welcome new members of the Reinhardt family and honor those who have served the University for five or more years.”
President Kina S. Mallard welcomed everyone back officially, and Student Government President Levi Cochran spoke on behalf of the student body.
“The students look up to all of you as mentors. We are excited to start off a new year and thank you for all you do,” Cochran said.
Dr. Mallard and Starling presented Years of Service awards, honoring those who have been at the University for five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years.
Joy Farmer, School of Arts & Humanities
Theresa Ast, School of Arts & Humanities
Brett Mullinix, School of Arts & Humanities
Zach White, Landscape Maintenance/NMR
Peter Bromstad, McCamish School of Business
Manya Elliot, Information Technology/RUIT
Shawn Brown, Price School of Education
Ken Dixon, Athletics-Golf
Marvin Gibson, Maintenance/NMR
Nydia Patrick, Academic Affairs
Wanda Olson, Financial Aid
Robin Blackwell, Business Office
Catherine Emanuel, Center for Student Success
Zach Felix, School of Mathematics & Sciences
Janna Moore, Office of Advancement
Irma Santoro, School of Mathematics & Sciences
Dan Mullins, Athletics-Golf
Kellen Shervington, Athletics-Sports Medicine/Training
Thea Grimaldo, Price School of Education
Dana Hall, McCamish School of Business
Katrina Smith, School of Mathematics & Sciences
Josh Fazzio, Public Safety
Mark Roberts, Provost
Kristy Starling, Human Resources
Aliya Donnell Davenport, School of Mathematics & Sciences
Kelley Horton, Price School of Education
Anne Schantz, School of Performing Arts
Cory Schantz, School of Performing Arts
Ben Bixler, Public Safety
Marcena Kinney, School of Performing Arts
Cindy Moss, McCamish School of Business