Employees Honored for Years of Service

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Westminster College honored 46 employees for 806 years of combined service at a luncheon May 11 in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Employees who are retiring are: Linda Butler, bookstore clerk, after 25 years; Judith Duda, director of the Student Health Center, after 28 years; Barbara Garrett, secretary in the Department of Education/Graduate Program, after 24 years; Dr. Alan Gittis, professor of psychology, after 35 years; Leslie Kendall, coordinator of development support services, after 28 years; George Lysakowski, lead custodian, after 27 years; Patricia Morris, Perkins Loan coordinator, after 18 years; and Gary Simon, custodian, after four years.

Those honored for years of service were:

35 years - Gittis; Dr. Darwin Huey, professor of education; Donald Shelenberger, business manager; and Dr. Richard Sprow, professor of English.

30 years - Dr. David Barner, professor of communication studies; Dorita Bolger, professor and reference librarian; Dennis Link, receiver with Sodexo Dining Services; Kathleen Suosio, secretary in student affairs; and Paul Wallace, director of information systems.

25 years - Butler and David McCann, custodian.

20 years - Cynthia Dafler, assistant director of alumni relations, and Patricia Lewis, technical assistant in McGill Library.

15 years - Dr. Edward Cohen, associate professor of political science; Dr. Linda Domanski, associate professor of education; Kati Edmiston, associate director of the Career Center; Peggy Flynn, secretary in the Department of Music; Linda Hilton, data entry clerk in the Office of Admissions; Dr. Russell Martin, professor of history; Jan Reddinger, head softball coach; and Susann Rudloff, senior director of development.

10 years - Ann Badger, secretary in the Office of Institutional Advancement; Dr. Anne Hagan Bentz, associate professor of music; Dr. Helen Boylan, associate professor of chemistry; William Brandt, director of public safety; Dr. Amy Camardese, associate professor of education; Dr. Craig Caylor, associate professor of physics; Branislav Cikel, assistant network manager; Dr. Joshua Corrette-Bennett, associate professor of biology; Dr. William Evans, professor of counselor education; Robert Fox, HVAC technician; Jill Haines, executive secretary in the business office; Dr. Bethany Hicok, associate professor of English; Jeannette Hubbard, director of diversity services; Dr. Scott Mackenzie, associate professor of theatre; Delores Natale, lecturer in the Department of English and Public Relations; John Redfoot, customer service with Sodexo Dining Services; Debra Sanchez, secretary in the Department of Political Science and Sociology; Rosanne Scott, head women's basketball coach; and Natalie Yingling, associate director of admissions.

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

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Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, 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 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

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