From left: Tina Edwards, Dave McFadden, Steven Grimes, Phillip Spann, Allen Machielson and Raylene Rospond

1st Spartan Coin Recipient

Dear Manchester Community,

University Safety is proud to announce our first Spartan Coin recipient is Steven Grimes. This initiative is a way for the safety office to recognize students who excel in learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity or community, or any combination of these. 

Steven demonstrated integrity, service and community when he turned in to the safety office a valuable item that someone had lost. Losing the item could have caused many financial problems for the owner.

“I would want someone to do it for me,” Steven said when he turned in the lost item. That is a sentiment I think we should all strive to incorporate into our lives. Steven had nothing to gain by this gesture and, in fact, made a sacrifice to do it.

We presented Steven with the Spartan Coin and a Spartan Coin Certificate in the office of President Dave McFadden. Also attending were Raylene Rospond, vice president for academic and student affairs, and Allen Machielson, dean of student experience.  Steven will receive coupons redeemable at locations across campus and also will be allowed to pick his reserved parking space for next semester.

Please join me in congratulating Steven, our first Spartan Coin recipient. We look forward to recognizing many more honorable acts in the future.

Tina L. Edwards
Director of University Safety