Ashland, Dykstra Named Village Northwest Unlimited Outstanding Employees Of The Year

Date posted - January 26, 2012

Two Village Northwest Unlimited employees have been honored as outstanding employees of the year.

Receiving the awards were Terry Ashland and Judy Dykstra.  Ashland began his employment at VNU in 1980 as a Physical Therapy Assistant. In July of 1984, Ashland was named the Director of Physical Development and Leisure Skills.  A year later, he accepted the added duties of the Computer Systems Administrator, which has now evolved into his full-time position as Technology Specialist.

Dykstra began her career at the Village in 1977, which makes her the second-longest tenured staff member at Village Northwest Unlimited. She began her employment as a Cottage Counselor and later served in the roles of Program Writer and Social Services Assistant. In 1981, Dykstra was promoted to her current position of Social Services Coordinator.  She’s also been assisting the Village Singers since 1989.

The Board of Directors and Village employees say they are honored to identify Ashland and Dykstra for the commendable contributions they have made to provide purpose, privacy, and dignity for individuals served at Village Northwest Unlimited.

By Scott Van Aartsen News Director

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