Shannon Fullenkamp has been named the IUPUC Employee of the Quarter for Q4, 2020. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Registrar Services in the Office of Enrollment Management.
Since the beginning of 2016, IUPUC has recognized an employee every quarter for contributions made during the previous three months that go above and beyond regular work responsibilities.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Marian University, Shannon earned a Master of Science degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to coming to IUPUC, Shannon worked in the Office of Financial Aid at Ivy Tech from 2014 – 2019, where she also taught and continues to teach as an adjunct faculty member.
Shannon believes that her experience in the classroom and in administration, gives her the ability to better understand the wants and needs of students and instructors. “I understand the backroom functions on the financial aid and academic side, as well as what an instructor’s needs are. I think being in these different roles, I have become a strong team player in the Registrar’s Office.”
Scott McIntyre, Director of Enrollment Management at IUPUC, had this to say about the effort Shannon puts forth in her role: “I began supervising Shannon this past May, and during that time she has increased her responsibilities by being an integral part of the Enrollment Management team. Her productivity is derived in part out of necessity, as there are fewer staff in her department than when she first started, and in part it is just a reflection of her tireless work ethic. Shannon is committed to the students, faculty, and staff of IUPUC and she goes above and beyond what is expected of her in her role within the Registrar’s Office.”
To Shannon, the Employee of the Quarter award honors both her and the work she does to give students a better experience at IUPUC. “To me, it means your peers recognize the work you do and the impact it has on them as well as our students. Some days the things you do may seem very minor and not important until you receive an award like this.”
In the age of COVID-19, full of adversity and irregularity, Shannon has stood above and beyond what is expected of her. Dr. Elizabeth daSilva, from the Division of Science, nominated Shannon for the award and had this to say: I’m sure that assigning classrooms is a grand undertaking in any given semester, but it is no small feat to accomplish given the new social distancing guidelines in place and increase in hybrid/flex options that differ from our traditional course schedule.’”
According to Dr. daSilva, Shannon has more than proven herself to the faculty and staff here at IUPUC. “I’m sure I speak on behalf of all students and faculty at IUPUC when I say ‘Thank you Shannon, for your contributions to our campus community and for being a role model during these unusual times.’”