Mid-Continent University Advantage Announces Benetta Woods as 2012 Employee of the Year

Mid-Continent University Advantage employees recently got together during a staff meeting to vote for the 2012 Employee of the Year. After discussing what traits best describe an Advantage employee, employees voted on which staff member embodied those traits. The top five traits that were mentioned the most were being dedicated, loyal, positive, servant and integrity. After careful consideration, they chose Benetta Woods as the Advantage Employee of the Year.

Benetta Woods resides on a small farm in Benton, Kentucky. She attends Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She has been married to her wonderful, supportive husband, Will, for 37 years. They have a Welsh Corgi named Tripp and a three-legged cat named Bootsie. When not working on campus, she enjoys taking trips to the mountains.

Benetta has been employed with Mid-Continent since 2002 and has served in several positions. Currently, she works in Advantage Advising and serves as one of its directors. Her love of Jesus Christ lights her passion to serve the students of MCU. She is thankful to her Savior, for allowing her the opportunity to serve at MCU, and to ultimately serve the students, as Christ serves us.

Benetta said, “Thank you all for this honor. I give all praise and glory to my Savior, Jesus Christ. Without Him, I could do nothing.”

Jackie Imhoff, Vice President of Adult Programs, said, “Benetta Woods has dedicated her time and energies to our Advantage students for over 10 years. She is very passionate about her work for MCU. She can often be found in her office in the evenings and weekends. Any organization values an employee that can be counted on, no matter what, no matter when. This organization is immensely blessed to have Benetta on our team. Benetta is a wonderful co-worker, a respected advising team leader, and a close friend.”

Previous Advantage Employees of the Year were Jackie Puckett (2011), Monty Duke (2010), Trisha Vowell (2009) and Kent Youngblood (2008).

Mid-Continent University is a private, non-profit, Southern Baptist affiliated organization. MCU is regionally accredited and headquartered in Mayfield, Kentucky. If you are interested in information about enrolling in Advantage, email advantage@midcontinent.edu, visit www.midcontinent.edu or call 1-888-MCU-GRAD.