John Carroll University has been named to NorthCoast 99, an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. Organizations are evaluated based on data about policies and practices related to the attraction and retention of top performers. Organizations also are awarded for being a top-scorer for their company size, a 10-year Legacy Award winner, and excellence in six special categories. Hundreds of employers in 22 Northeastern Ohio counties applied for the prestigious honor. John Carroll, which has just less than 600 full-time employees, is a first-time applicant and first-time award winner. Rev. Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., president of John Carroll, expressed his gratitude to all employees. “We are very proud that John Carroll University has been named a 2016 NorthCoast 99 winner,” Fr. Niehoff says. “The faculty and staff at John Carroll are such an engaging and collaborative community of dedicated professionals. Their commitment to our students has truly helped distinguish JCU as an outstanding place to work for our employees and an exemplary place to learn for our students.” Julie Myers ’09, a campus minister at Carroll, says the University is a great place to work because employees can live out their values. “We make time for real, personal connections and respond to the world around us,” says Myers, who adds that the campus has an environment of openness that attracts a lot of people.