Dec. 13, 2011
Morningside College recently announced six new employees.
They are Monica Curry, copy center and mailroom coordinator; Michael Fitzpatrick, dean of graduate studies; Davi Gradert, graduate education program analyst; Aaron Orndorff, technology services supervisor; Linda Phelps, custodian; and Mariam Rana, Project Unlimited Proficiency (PUP) administrative assistant.
Curry came to Morningside after working at Midwest Office Automations in Sioux City. In her position at Morningside, she coordinates production activities in the copy center, operates high-volume copy equipment and related production equipment; supervises student workers; and coordinates mailroom operations. Curry has a bachelor’s degree from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City.
Fitzpatrick came to Morningside from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, where he was an assistant professor in the department of special education/communication disorders. In his position at Morningside, he provides leadership and vision for the college’s expanding graduate education program. Fitzpatrick has a doctorate from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Gradert previously worked at the South Sioux City Public Library in Nebraska, where she was a cataloguing librarian. In her position at Morningside, she organizes and establishes the workflow for the analysis of student transcripts for the graduate endorsement and degree programs at Morningside College. Gradert has a bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College in Nebraska.
Orndorff previously worked at Riverside Technologies Inc./Amerikit Technologies, where he was a chief imaging technician, computer repair technician and shipping and receiving clerk. In his position at Morningside, he works as a member of the information services team to ensure that timely, effective computer support is provided to students, faculty and staff. He also supervises student workers and third-party vendors. Orndorff has a bachelor’s degree from Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo.
Phelps came to Morningside College after most recently working in production for Wells in Le Mars, Iowa. In her position at Morningside, she is responsible for the cleanliness of assigned areas and performance of duties established by the director of physical plant and custodial manager.
Rana came to Morningside after working in higher education as an administrative assistant, academic probation advisor and technical clerk. In her position at Morningside, she has general office duties, and she assists the project manager and project director of PUP, a program preparing veteran educators to acquire English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement from the Iowa Department of Education. Rana has a master’s degree from Clark University in Worcester, Mass.