The St. Elizabeth Award for Service is intended to recognize student members of our community that have exemplified a commitment to service. Members of the Wartburg community are invited to nominate students who live out that commitment to service in, with, and for the community.
St. Elizabeth’s Award Recipient History
The following years the award changed to be more general to include faculty and staff and not just senior students:
Linda Smith, Campus Visit Coordinator in Admissions, Dr. Jeff Stein, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, Andy Bell, ’08, Brian Borchers, ’08, Sarah Dentlinger, ’09, Jessica Foster, ’08 and Ryan Hahn, ’08, Alicia Henry, ’08, Krystina Irvin, ’08, Timothy Maybee, ’09, Janna McClintock, ’08, Tarra Norem, ’08, Zakh Ward, ’10,Jill Wiebke, ’09.
In 2008 it was decided that the award will be given to two students, two staff and two faculty members who demonstrate a commitment to service. Additionally it was announced that in 2009 as part of the St. Elizabeth Award Ceremony the Pastor Trachte Award for Service will be given to one person who exemplifies PT’s dedication and service to the Wartburg Community.
Amy Tucker, ’10, Community Sociology Major; Kartika Putri, ’11, Music Performance Major; Abbie Smith, ’10, Biology Major; Krystal Madlock, Director of Student Diversity Programs; Dr. Kathy Book, Associate Professor of Education. Honorable Mentions included: Eboni Coates, ’11, Emily Johnson, ’10, Haley Hanson, ’12, Kristin Huinker, ’11; Beth Goskesen, Clinton Resident Hall Director; Dr. Tammy Faux, Associate Professor of Social Work & Dr. Fred Ribich, Professor of Psychology.
JoHanna Smrcina, '12 Kelsey Nulph, '14, Michael Stevensen, '12
Jenna Manders ‘15
Pastor Trachte Award
After 35 years of faithful service, Pastor Larry Trachte (fondly referred to as PT) retired from Wartburg College in May 2009. He taught, mentored, honored, and befriended thousands of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. In honor of his retirement and dedication to service The Pastor Larry Trachte Award for Service is given during St. Elizabeth’s Week to staff and/or faculty whom embody PT’s enthusiasm, support, involvement, dedication and overall commitment to Wartburg’s mission of service.
Elizabeth Goskesen, Residential Life Hall Coordinator
Dr. Bill Withers, Professor of Communication Arts
Bernard Holland, Security Officer
Terry Letsche, Professor of Computer Science
Chris Knudson, Marketing and Communication
LeAnn Faidley, Engineer Science
William Soesbe, Education
Pastor Brian Beckstrom, Spiritual Life and Campus MInistry