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Ethos Awards honor Aker, Scott, Vitale

Carroll University recognized three outstanding employees as this year’s recipients of the Ethos Awards. This is the second year the awards have been given to individuals who exemplify in their daily work and lives the tenets of Carroll’s Ethos: Respect, Integrity, and Stewardship.

Anthony Aker, associate head football coach and offensive and recruiting coordinator for diversity and athletics, was the winner of the Respect Award.

An excerpt from his nomination says: “Anthony works tirelessly to recruit student-athletes to Carroll and the football program. He becomes so knowledgeable on each student’s gifts and helps each student shine, given their strengths. I can see this as Anthony speaks with his student-athletes both on and off the field. He truly honors the dignity and worth of each member of our diverse community by building relationships of trust.”

Dawn Scott, associate vice president for enrollment/director of financial aid, received the Integrity Award.

An excerpt from her nominations captures her dedication: “Dawn is a role model for us all who embodies every characteristic of the Carroll Ethos, and uses the Ethos to inform her work and interactions with others each day. She works tirelessly to support the mission and goals of the university and never gives less than 100 percent in everything she does.”

John Vitale, utility worker, physical plant, was the winner of the Stewardship Award.

An excerpt from his nomination says: “John is a stellar example of what it means to be a Pioneer. His stewardship of relationships with the residents of Kilgour and his dedication to making the building a better place for them to live is truly aweinspiring. An example of his stewardship includes leaving Post-it Notes on the doors of residents who were a part of a show to congratulate them and leaving treats for them on holidays and during exams.”