PSU Honors Retirees and Longtime Employees in Annual Recognition Ceremony

November 14th, 2013 by blyndes

PSU President Sara Jayne Steen with Larry Spencer, professor emeritus in Biology, who is celebrating his 45th year of employment at the institution.

Plymouth, N.H.  ––Plymouth State University President Sara Jayne Steen recognized more than 90 University employees and retirees in a Nov. 13 ceremony. Dozens of co-workers, friends, and family members attended the annual event. Steen thanked employees for their dedication and provided each of them with a gift for service to the University; the President’s Office also made a donation to the student support foundation in lieu of a rose for each landmark year recipient.

“Today we’re gathered to honor our own; Recognition Day is one of the traditions that makes Plymouth State University special,” Steen said.  “We’re here on the same mission, to ensure our students are going to make the world a better place for the next generation.  Today is a day we say thank you to our faculty and staff, to express our gratitude to the people who have created the environment that gives our students the chance to succeed and excel.”

Retirees Charles Brown, Jerrold Griffin, James Koermer, David McBride, Annette Mitchell, Nancy Pettengill and Bonnie Breen-Wagner  were recognized for their dedication to Plymouth State. President Steen noted the seven retirees cumulatively have worked at the institution for more than 200 years. “Each retiree has made his or her mark on the institution, as well as on their field and we’re grateful for everyone’s achievement.”

Larry Spencer, professor emeritus in Biology, who has taught regularly since leaving his full-time position, was recognized as the longest serving employee, celebrating his 45th year of employment at the institution.

Retirees and Employees with Landmark 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 Years of Service

Retirees

Charles Brown

Jerrold Griffin

James Koermer

David McBride

Annette Mitchell

Nancy Pettengill

Bonnie Breen-Wagner

Recognition Award Recipients

10-Year Recognition

Barbara Adams – University Advancement

C. Brad Allen – College of Business Administration

Mark Anderson – Physical Plant

Doreen Burrows – College of Graduate Studies

Mark Casale – Physical Plant

Paul Castonia – Athletics

Leslie Castonia – Admissions

Pamela Clark – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Christopher Cummings – Physical Plant

Michael Dion – Physical Plant

Brian Eisenhauer – Environmental Sustainability and Social Science

Ethel Gaides – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Annie Hager – Mathematics

Susanne Hastings – Silver Center for the Arts

Mary Hill – University Relations

Pat Holmes – Sodexo

Marjorie King – Health and Human Performance

William Lander – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Scott Maxner – Social Science

Romeo Melloni – Music, Theatre, and Dance

Andrew Morrow – Student Account Services

Trudy Pelletier – Silver Center for the Arts

Heidi Pettigrew – University Advancement

Russell Perkins – Social Science

MaryAnne Purtill – Elementary Education and Childhood Studies

Craig Russell – Athletics

Phillip Sanguedolce – Counselor Education and School Psychology

Christina Schaefer – Undergraduate Studies

June Schlabach – Financial Aid

Debra Stalnaker – Art

Richard Tiffany – Physical Plant

Laurie Wilcox – Budget and Accounting Services

Paul Wilson – Mathematics

15-Year Recognition

Jeannie Bourque – Sodexo

Dean Cascadden – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Rose Colby – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Eve-Ellen Cole – Information Technology Services

Irene Cucina – Educator Preparation and Health and Human Performance

Monica Dupree – Sodexo

Mark Evans – Physical Plant

Wendy Hartke – Center for Young Children and Families

Jane Kellogg – Elementary Education and Childhood Studies

S. Lauren Lavigne – Athletics

Catherine LeBlanc – Communication and Media Studies

Carla Maslakowski – Health and Human Performance

Kathleen McCabe – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Michael Morgan – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Kathleen Norris – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Ellie Papazoglou – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Debra Regan – Global Education Office

Christine Rosset – Library and Academic Support Services

Diane Tiffany – University Advancement

Linda Wirth – Admissions

20-Year Recognition

Richard Ayers – Educational Leadership, Learning, and Curriculum

Ronald Carpenter – Physical Plant

Roland Chierichetti – University Police

Stacey Curdie – Library and Academic Support Services

Diane Jeffrey – Silver Center for the Arts

James Leonard – Physical Plant

Xiaoxiong Li – History and Philosophy

Scott Maltzie – Communication and Media Studies

David Martin – Art

Daphne Morin – Library and Academic Support Services

Nancy Puglisi – Counselor Education and School Psychology

Thomas Wachsmuth – Health and Human Performance

25-Year Recognition

Julie Bernier – Academic Affairs

Kim Bownes – Athletics

Deborah Cole – Student Affairs

April Currier – Physical Plant

Peter Drexel – Computer Science and Technology

James Koermer – Atmospheric Science and Chemistry

Duncan McDougall – College of Business Administration

David Megin – Account Collection and Mail Services

Bryon Middlekauff – Social Science

Warren Tomkiewicz – Environmental Science and Policy

Debra Underwood – Residential Life

Don Williams – Music, Theatre, and Dance

Stacey Yap – Social Science

30-Year Recognition

Trent Boggess – College of Business Administration

Michelle Fistek – Social Science

Marcia Huckins – Center for Young Children and Families

Soo Jang – College of Business Administration

Roger Kleinpeter – Computer Science and Technology

35-Year Recognition

Christopher Buckley – English

Robert Egbert – Social Science

Mark Gilman – Sodexo

David Leuser – College of Business Administration

Gary McCool – Library and Academic Support Services
40-year Recognition

Betsy Cheney – Public Relations

Carleen Graff – Music, Theatre, and Dance

45-year Recognition

Larry Spencer – Biological Sciences

Plymouth State University currently employs nearly 1,200 people.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU News Services Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

 

 

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