Friday, July 11, 2014
Westminster College honored 50 employees for 937 years of combined service at a campus luncheon in May.
Employees who are retiring are: Donna Buchowski, Sodexo Dining Services, after 44 years; Fern Layton, Sodexo Dining Services, after 41 years; Dr. Robin Lind, associate professor of music and director of choral activities, after 14 years; Dr. Camila Bari Lopez, professor of Spanish, after 17 years; JoeAnn Miller, executive secretary to the president, after 23 years; Dee Natale, English and public relations lecturer, after 13 years; D. Scott Renninger, professor of physical education, after 36 years; and Paul Wallace, director of information systems, after 33 years.
Those honored for years of service were:
45 years - Janet Gault, cook for Sodexo Dining Services.
30 years - John Gerber, boiler man; Patricia Hammer, academic records processor in the registrar's office; Colleen Hannon, associate registrar; Dr. Jesse Mann, professor of French; and Wendell Shelenberger, night lead custodian.
25 years - Dr. Carolyn Cuff, professor of mathematics; James Dafler, director of athletics; Kay Galanski, bookstore supervisor; Thomas McMahon, administrative systems coordinator in information systems; Kenneth Rotar, custodian; and John Turk, custodian.
20 years - Gabriella Budai, executive secretary in academic affairs; Connie Davis, interlibrary loan specialist; Ernest Fobes, locksmith; Kelly Hartner, enterprise network manager in information systems; Dr. Bryan Rennie, professor of religion and philosophy; and Tom Taylor, director of institutional grants and development research.
15 years - Don Goodlin, telecommunications network engineer; Regene King, assistant director of financial aid; Dr. Terri Lenox, professor of computer science; Darlene McCoy, secretary in the psychology department and preschool; Merrianne McGill, associate director of advancement services; Lori Micsky, chemical hygiene officer; Dr. Suzanne Prestien, associate professor of English and public relations; Regina Sharbaugh, assistant to the director of the Drinko Center; and Linda Travers, secretary in the Department of Modern Languages and the Department of Communication Studies, Theatre and Art.
10 years - Dr. Patricia Clark, associate professor of history; Dr. Keith Corso, assistant professor of communications; Lisa Craig, public safety officer; Dr. Beverly Cushman, associate professor of religion; Wendy Davis, secretary in athletics and physical education; Diane Drabick, technical assistant in McGill Library; Dr. Natacha Fontes Merz, associate professor of mathematics; Sharon Kelly, head cashier; Carey Anne LaSor, Young Presbyterian Scholars coordinator and assistant to the chaplain; the Rev. James Mohr, chaplain; Dr. Sherri Pataki, associate professor of psychology; Kenneth Romig, vice president for finance and management services; Lori Shaffer, secretary in academic affairs; David Smith, associate professor of accounting; and Jonathan Smith, web services coordinator.
Contact Kim Christofferson, director of human resources, at 724-946-7247 or email for more information.
About Westminster College...
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 and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" 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.