Outstanding Employees Honored at Gustavus

Posted on October 30th, 2008 by

Pictured from left to right are Judy Waldhauser, Virgil Jones, and Florence Amamoto.

Pictured from left to right are Judy Waldhauser, Virgil Jones, and Florence Amamoto.

Three members of the Gustavus Adolphus College community were honored during the Oct. 30 daily chapel service as recipients of the College’s annual outstanding employee awards.

Judy Waldhauser, computer coordinator for the Office of Admission, was announced as the 2008 recipient of the Augusta Carlson Schultz Award, which is presented annually to a support staff employee who exemplifies outstanding dedication and spirit of service. Waldhauser has worked at the College for 33 years and was also a head resident of Sohre Hall for nine years.

Virgil Jones, director of multicultural programs, received the 2008 Eric Norelius Award, given annually to an outstanding administrative employee who has demonstrated exceptional service and dedication to the College. Jones, a Gustavus employee since 2004, is also an adviser to the Building Bridges conference, the Diversity Leadership Council, and I Am We Are. Jones is also the running backs coach for the Gustavus football team.

Florence Amamoto, associate professor of English, earned the 2008 Faculty Service Award, given annually to a faculty member whose service has improved the College. Since joining the faculty in 1990, Amamoto has been active on several faculty committees and has been the recipient of numerous awards. She was one of three faculty members on the Presidential Search Committee in 2002 and served as the director of Curriculum II from 1999 to 2006. She was active on the Women’s Studies Committee from 1990 to 2003 and is a current advisory board member for the Center for Vocational Reflection. Amamoto received both the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence in 1998.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


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