Ryan Donaldson ’15

Major: Medical Technology
Hometown:North Canton, Ohio

When I graduated from high school, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. I was interested in becoming a medical technologist, and heard that Mount Union had an outstanding medical technology program.

2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominees

Joey Forchione

Joey Forchione
Sophomore accounting and business administration major
Canton, OH
Call Center Supervisor

“I wish that I could clone Joey.  As a new person to the call center last year, he was immediately identified as being wise and professional beyond his freshman status.”

Abigal Honaker

Abigail Honaker
Senior English: writing major
Fresno, OH
Student Marketing Assistant

“When events needed to be reported on, photographs needed to be taken and students needed to be interviewed, Abby just dove in head first. She required little supervision because her work was always superb.”

Jacie Iden

Jacie Iden
Junior health major
Newark, OH
Assistant Resident Manager

“Jacie goes above and beyond in her position, working with her peers and the professional staff.  Whether she is dealing with a complicated situation between residents or is completing duty rounds, Jacie responds to the issues presented with timeliness and professionalism.”

Tom McKenzie

Tom McKenzie
Senior sport business major
Chardon, OH
Student Admission Ambassador

“He has a very outgoing personality and will make connections with students to make them feel right at home when they visit the campus.  This is very important because it shows the visiting student the ‘family connection’ we have on this campus.”

Jackie Mills

Jackie Mills
Senior early childhood education major
Scio, OH
Student Library Assistant

“She takes her job seriously and demonstrates a level of professionalism that one would expect to see in someone working in the department as a full-time employee. She is exceptionally reliable and has rarely missed work during her tenure.”

Annie Patton

Annie Patton
Senior exercise science major
Darlington, PA
Student Financial Services, Student Assistant

“Annie’s uniqueness of contribution would be her desire to go above and beyond. She tackles every task as the most important, even if it is not the most desirable. She has an upbeat attitude, which is contagious throughout the office, right to the students who walk in for assistance."

Katie Petrilli

Katie Petrilli
Senior early childhood education major
Twinsburg, OH
Early Learning School, SPARK program student coordinator, America Reads tutor and America Reads site coordinator.

“This year when Mr. French wanted to hire a student to coordinate volunteers for the Early Learning School SPARK program, Katie was a perfect fit.  She is a leader among her peers and has done a great job in recruiting volunteers needed for SPARK.”

Brooke Thomas

Brooke Thomas
Senior communication major
New Castle, PA
Student Marketing Assistant

Brooke, the vet of our office, provided the stability to help us continue with our normal everyday tasks. From assisting in writing press releases, taking photographs of events on campus to becoming the PSA voice of the office, her daily contributions were truly endless.”

Patricia Topper

Patricia Topper
Senior media computing major
Alliance, OH
Student Marketing Assistant

“Over the summer, Patricia adopted the name ‘Skills.’ This nickname came about because she provided our office with great assistance, and her talents went far beyond both graphic and web processing.”

Megan Young

Megan Young
Senior middle childhood education major
Burton, OH
Service-Learning and Community Service Program Assistant

“I hired Megan three years ago on a gut feeling that she was going to be a great fit. And, in that time, she has become an invaluable member of our team, making her graduation very bittersweet this year.”

Erich Zollinger

Erich Zollinger
Senior health and physical education major
South Dayton, NY
Student Assistant Football Coach

“He shows initiative by requesting additional responsibilities and making sure he was doing things the way we wanted them.  He attended weekly staff meetings and video sessions, which were not required, and took notes each time so that he could learn and better himself as a coach.”

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