Nominated by Eric Wallace, Apel has been employed at Marshall for nearly five years.
In his nomination, Wallace wrote, “John has proven time after time how valuable he is to the HVAC Shop and to Marshall University as a whole.” Since Apel’s father was employed at the Morrow Library during the late 1960s into the early 1970s, Wallace says, “John can still recall the difficult phone calls his father had the burden of making after the plane crash. He practically grew up on the Marshall campus and went on to attend the university and graduate proudly. For the last five years, John has made the entire HVAC Shop laugh. His wit is matched only by his intelligence and drive for a job well done. John is one of the finest employees.”
Apel was presented with a certificate and a check for $100 by Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Operations Brandi Jacobs-Jones.