Crown College says goodbye to longtime faculty and staff members

Longtime Crown College employees Joy Hardy and Dr. Dennis Ingolfsland will retire following the close of the 2018-19 academic year this month, with nearly 50 years of combined service to the college.

Joy Hardy served at Crown for 30 years, taking on a number of roles; most recently as the Program Manager in the School of Online Studies and Graduate School. She has also held the role of secretary in the Development Office (1970-79), Supervisor of Richardson Hall (1979-80), and Assistant Dean of Women (1980-81). She even taught Down Hill Skiing and Cross Country Skiing Courses.

“Through the many name changes and restructures of the division, Joy has been a knowledgeable and stable force, assisting students and staff to excel,” says Amy Luesse, Director of Human Resources.

Fawn McCracken, Dean of School of Online Studies and Graduate School, reflects on how important Joy has been to her both professionally and personally. “Joy was the first visitor to meet my daughter in the hospital when she was born. She has touched my family, and she has touched so many lives at Crown College in unique and special ways. Joy will be greatly missed.”

Dennis Ingolfsland began his employment at Crown in 2001 as the Director of Media Services, then a year later as Director of Library and Media Services. In 2005 he added Professor with the Theology Department to his list of responsibilities.

Scott Moats, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, says, “Dennis performed his duties in an exemplary fashion for the last 18 years. He has turned the library into a place that students want to go to instead of have to go to. Dennis will be truly missed, but we wish him the best as he follows God’s lead in his retirement.”