2017 Spirit of BSU Award (individual) – Diane Renken

Ms. Diane Renken, administrative and technical specialist in the Office of Admissions, is a staff member whose predictable response to a challenging request on short notice is, “Let me see what I can do,” followed shortly by, “Yes, we can.” Her dedication and expertise are equally beneficial to colleagues, prospective students and groups of young visitors to BSU. In her work coordinating campus tours, and in all her many other duties, she appreciates the importance of making a positive first impression.

Said a colleague, “If I have a last-minute request to admit concurrent enrollment students, she will do everything she can to help out. If I need a table cover for recruiting events, she will track one down. And she does it all because she believes in BSU.”

Bob Strand (pictured) accepted the award for Diane.