Every year we celebrate our AMAZING volunteers who make our mission possible and recognize a few who’ve stood out throughout the year. In 2020 fashion, this year’s celebration has gone virtual, and we’re excited to share our honorees. Congratulations and a BIG thank you to everyone!

Mark Love

MindsEye MVP

Photo of Mark wearing glasses, a button-up shirt and tie. Text - Mark Love, Reader 2017

Mark has been a steadfast volunteer since 2017. He is a dedicated reader of American History and Saturday Morning News. Mark is also a regular Audio Description Program assistant, helps out with BeepBall demos for employees of Scott Air Force Base, and captains a BeepBall team at our annual tournaments.

Colin Havard

Lifetime Achievement

Photo of Colin wearing glasses and a blue polo shirt. Text - Colin Havard, Reader, 2008

Colin has been a volunteer for MindsEye since 2008. His British accent, charming voice, and love of travel made him a perfect reader for Travelogue. He has read Comment and Commentary throughout the years, as well, and has been a listener favorite for a long time. Colin also helped get his wife Mary Ellen involved in volunteering as a describer for our Audio Description Program.

Garry Range

Super Sub

Garry has been subbing since he started volunteering with us in 2018. He has always been open to reading just about anything.  When the office closed due to the pandemic, Garry was one of the first to contact us about reading from home. We can always count on Garry to fill in without fail.

Ann Jackson

Super Remote Reader

In early spring of 2020, all of our broadcast reading went remote because of the pandemic. Ann not only stepped in as a new volunteer, she stepped up and read anything we sent her way – sometimes three or four shows at a time! She’s stuck with us through it all and continues to read shows for us several times a week

Sue Bussman

Rookie of the Year

Four square photos. 1. Matt, Jason, Andrew, and his friends pose under a Saint Louis University sign. 2. Sue sits at a table in a suite wearing a headset. 3. The arena filled with blue seats behind Sue wearing a SLU sweatshirt. 4. Matt and Jason talk with Andrew and his friend.

She might be a newcomer to the MindsEye volunteer team, but Sue volunteered for many years at our sister station in Washington DC. Her versatility as a broadcaster and audio describer make her a great addition to MindsEye. A lover of sports, she has described games and events for the St. Louis Blues, the Harlem Globetrotters, and the SLU Billikens.

Alice Freppon

Audio Describer of the Year

Alice has been part of our Audio Description Team since the early beginning. Whether describing or assisting a show, she is always ready to help whenever she can. And she is always willing to try something new! She even recruited her husband Larry to help assist at shows, too.

Sports Angl with Mark Stangl

Radio Program of the Year

Mark first joined MindsEye as a Monday Morning News reader in 2011. Shortly after that, he took over Christian Science Monitor News and subbed additionally on Fridays.  Mark would always spend his Friday mornings chatting about sports with us, so we had a bright idea for a new show! The Sports Angl with Mark Stangl is MindsEye’s first podcast. This weekly talk show covers the St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals, and other topical news from the world of sports.

Cory Sturdevant

BeepBall Volunteer of the Year

Cory Sturdevant in his Home Archer Jersey

Cory is a regular volunteer umpire for MindsEye’s BeepBall program. He has also played on various Beepball teams in our Ultimate Beepball tournament. When MindsEye needed volunteers to help out with the Gateway Archers, St. Louis’s own National Beep Baseball Association team, Cory stepped up right away. He served in various roles: defensive spotter, driving players to and from practice, and assisting batters on their way to the plate.

Meghan Busche

Event Volunteer of the Year

Meghan has been a staple at MindsEye events for the last few years. She has helped out with checkout/registration at the Soiree and MindsEye’s trivia night. She has also mastered one of the hardest jobs of MindsEye’s BeepBall program – base flipper!

Liz Hill

Mission Impact of the Year

Liz Hill is the recipient of MindsEye’s 2020 Mission Impact of the Year award for her amazing work with our Audio Description Program and for her coordination of the super rad 80s Jazzercise fundraiser at Turning Pointe Academy of Dance in Maryville, IL.

Thanks to Liz’s dedication and work with the Stifel Theatre and Enterprise Center teams, we have been able to provide audio description at some amazing events: WWE’s Monday Night Raw, Baby Shark, A Night with Janis Joplin, An American in Paris, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, St. Louis Blues games, and more.


  1. 1
    JD on October 1, 2020

    Congratulations to all the achievements of all the volunteer recipients for 2020!

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    Barb Carlson on October 9, 2020

    thanks for the Mind’s Eye newsletter. I enjoyed catching up on what’s going on. Congratulations to Jason and also to all the volunteers that were honored. I am very proud to be a part of the. Mind’s Eye team. Barb C.

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