Faculty honored

June 19, 2008 —

Nominated by their peers and selected by the Des Moines University Faculty Welfare Committee, the following faculty were honored with annual awards:

  • Kathy Mercuris, P.T., D.H.S., received the 2008 Outstanding Service Award
  • Traci A. Bush, P.T. , OTR/L, D.H.S., received the 2008 Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Gary Hoff, D.O., received the 2008 Excellence in Scholarship Award
  • Jeffrey T. Gray, Ph.D., received the 2008 Excellence in Research Award

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.