Ellen Kutz (Meritorious Service) has been at Walsh for 38 years and started as a school nurse. She then became the Director of Health Services and eventually became Director of Student Support Services. Kutz worked with student-athletes during that time and assisted them with health and wellness issues, financial aid and personal family issues. Kutz has helped students to achieve academic success by helping them with class attendance, financial aid, and was a resource and referral for campus assistance as needed. When Walsh University applied to become a member of the NCAA, she was the first compliance officer in 2009 as Walsh joined Division II and the GLIAC in the coming years. Through that challenging process, which involved eligibility issues and institutional concerns, Ellen’s impact on the Walsh program has been priceless.