Feb. 14, 2005
Morningside College has announced the addition of two new staff employees and a change in duties for two current employees.
Duane Benson, director of the Morningside College bookstore, and Julie Flannery, degree auditor, recently began their duties.
Bonnie Crary is the new administrative assistant for the Financial Aid Department, and Randy Hansen has assumed new responsibilities as regional development officer in the Institutional Advancement Development Department.
Benson is responsible for the overall operations of the bookstore including the hiring and supervision of part-time and full-time employees.
He comes to Morningside from Iowa Office Supply, where he had been a business consultant. Benson was also store manager at Randall Foods Inc., SuperValu, and Sunshine Food Markets.
Flannery will audit students’ files for progress towards graduation and verify gradution eligibility. She will work individually with all prospective graduates throughout their final year and also meet individually with junior students to discuss their progress towards graduation. She will also assist the education office with teacher certification.
She comes to Morningside from Unique Fabrique in Le Mars, Iowa, where she had been assistant manager, sales associate, and bookkeeper since September 2003. She was previously a preschool and pre-kindergarten instructor at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn schools and assistant director at Hinton preschool.
Flannery, a 1983 graduate of Iowa State University, received teacher certification in elementary education and reading from Westmar University in 1997 and her early childhood endorsement from Morningside College in 2000.
Crary had been director of Morningside’s Education Resource Center since October 1997. In her new position, Crary will provide support services in the daily operation of the Student Financial Planning Office. She was previously employed at Iowa Public Service for 11 years.
Crary holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota.
Hansen, who has been at Morningside since 2001, had been director of the college’s bookstore and an athletic fund raiser. He will continue in his duties as an athletic fund raiser. As a regional development officer, Hansen will cultivate and solicit major gifts from alumni, friends, and corporations located in assigned geographic areas.
Before coming to Morningside, Hansen was owner and operator of the Now & Forever store in Sioux City. He has also been owner and operator of Ben Franklin Craft Store in Sioux City and co-owner and operator of Ben Franklin Store in South Sioux City, Neb.
Hansen is a 1972 graduate of Morningside College.