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Employees Recognized for 866 Years of Service

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Westminster College honored 43 employees for 866 years of combined service at a luncheon May 11 in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Employees who are retiring are: Dr. Carol Bové, professor of French, who has been with Westminster since 1984; Charles Chirozzi, chief engineer TV/radio, who joined Westminster in 1988; Iva Kerrick, library assistant in Mack Science Library, who came to Westminster in 1979; and Kathy Koop, professor of art, who joined the faculty in 1985.

Those honored for years of service were:

40 years - Donna Buchowski, cook with Sodexo Dining Service; Dr. A. Dwight Castro, professor of classics; and Richard Shaffer, stockroom attendant with Sodexo Dining Service.

35 years - Dr. Daniel Fischmar, professor of economics, and Molly Spinney, associate professor and head librarian.

30 years - Bernie Bonnie, manager of computer and network operations; Elizabeth "Biz" Hines, director of Lifelong Learning Program/Continuing Education; and Sandra Shearer, bookstore manager.

25 years - Peggy Cox, professor of art, and Rob Klamut, associate professor of physical education.

20 years - Suzanne Carter Barner, human resources assistant/payroll coordinator; Mary Jo Evanoff, financial aid assistant; Elaine Gurtner, custodian; Diana Reed, head teacher in the Department of Psychology's Preschool Lab; Gary Swanson, director of audio visual services; Dr. David Swerdlow, professor of English; Dr. Ann Throckmorton, professor of biology; Dr. David Twining, professor of history; and Dr. Ross Wastvedt, associate professor of English.

15 years - Beth Brooks, executive secretary in Student Affairs; Linda Burkhart, secretary in the Physical Plant office; Dwight Copper, technical assistant in McGill Library; Mary Dado, purchasing, training, and office manager in the Information Systems Department; Ginger Errera, print shop clerk; Dr. R. Tad Greig, associate professor of music; Dr. Ann Murphy, associate professor of French and Spanish; and Deborah Roud, teacher in the Department of Psychology's Preschool Lab.

10 years - Dr. Timothy Cuff, associate professor of history; Dr. Nancy DeSalvo, associate professor of music; Jennifer Hough, associate director of admissions; Diane Leonetti, custodian; Dr. Robin Lind, associate professor of music; June Pierce, registrar; Dr. John Robertson, associate professor of biology; Terry Sammons, secretary in the Career Center; Dr. C. David Shaffer, associate professor of computer science; Joe Surgenavic, plumber; Betty Talbert, lecturer of business administration; and Bradley Weaver, instructor of broadcast communications.

Contact Kim Christofferson, director of human resources, at (724) 946-7247 or e-mail christkk@westminster.edu for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.