The NDSU Staff Senate Recognition Committee honored Campus Police officer Benjamin Wenger and West Bison Court custodian Mark Geigle with January's Campus Kudos awards during a presentation Jan. 8.
Wenger was nominated by residence hall director Shiloh Susag, who wrote, "Throughout the school year, residence hall directors at NDSU take turns serving in an on-call rotation to respond to student and facility emergencies in the residence halls. During November, I had one very busy week of being on-call; I responded to four instances on a Friday night that all required police officers’ assistance. Ben was the officer who took point and helped me work with students, paramedics and doing a little detective work – all between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Ben is an exemplary police officer. He talks to students on their level, is calm yet firm with students who are in trouble, and does a nice job helping students see how their actions have consequences without making them feel like less of a person. I really appreciated Ben's patience and professionalism when we responded to all these incidents. He truly deserves kudos.”
Wenger (right) is pictured with his supervisor, Adam Walter (left) and Susag (center).
Geigle was nominated by Carin Engler, Residence Life administrative assistant, who wrote, "We had 9 inches of snow over the weekend and Mark was here bright and early clearing the sidewalks around Bison Court. I needed to clear the snow around the state fleet van that we use, so I asked him if he could let me borrow his shovel. He said he could take care of it. The next thing I knew, he had cleared the snow from the van. Thank you Mark. It is much appreciated."
Geigle (left) and Engler (right) are pictured together.